At a Glance: More SLPs Perform Early Intervention The number of speech-language pathologists with early intervention expertise increased between 2005 and 2012. At a Glance
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At a Glance: More SLPs Perform Early Intervention
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At a Glance   |   February 01, 2014
At a Glance: More SLPs Perform Early Intervention
The ASHA Leader, February 2014, Vol. 19, 28. doi:10.1044/leader.AAG.19022014.28
The ASHA Leader, February 2014, Vol. 19, 28. doi:10.1044/leader.AAG.19022014.28
The percentage of ASHA-certified SLPs with expertise in early intervention increased gradually between 2005 and 2009, from 21 to 30 percent, where it has remained.
ASHA-certified SLPs with early intervention expertise
ASHA-certified SLPs with early intervention expertise

Note: From year-end 2005–2012 ASHA membership counts. For 2007, 2008 and 2012, respondents were asked to update their areas of expertise. Percentages have been rounded. n = 11,506 (2005); n = 10,668 (2006); n = 16,021 (2007); n = 21,227 (2008); n = 22,117 (2009); n = 21,600 (2010); n = 21,152 (2011); n = 27,615 (2012).

 ASHA-certified SLPs with early intervention expertise Note: From year-end 2005–2012 ASHA membership counts. For 2007, 2008 and 2012, respondents were asked to update their areas of expertise. Percentages have been rounded. n = 11,506 (2005); n = 10,668 (2006); n = 16,021 (2007); n = 21,227 (2008); n = 22,117 (2009); n = 21,600 (2010); n = 21,152 (2011); n = 27,615 (2012).
ASHA-certified SLPs with early intervention expertise

Note: From year-end 2005–2012 ASHA membership counts. For 2007, 2008 and 2012, respondents were asked to update their areas of expertise. Percentages have been rounded. n = 11,506 (2005); n = 10,668 (2006); n = 16,021 (2007); n = 21,227 (2008); n = 22,117 (2009); n = 21,600 (2010); n = 21,152 (2011); n = 27,615 (2012).

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Work role and setting
In 2012, the majority (80 percent) of SLPs with early intervention expertise were clinical service providers. About 9 percent held a teaching position (7 percent were special education teachers; 2 percent were college or university professors). Seven percent held an administrative position.
Most SLPs with early intervention expertise worked in educational facilities (57 percent), especially preschools, elementary schools or a combination of schools. More than a third (35 percent) worked in health care facilities, especially nonresidential health care facilities such as home health agencies. Most (69 percent) SLPs with early intervention expertise worked full-time.
Primary work setting of ASHA-certified SLPs with early intervention expertise
Primary work setting of ASHA-certified SLPs with early intervention expertise

Note: From year-end 2012 ASHA membership counts. Percentages have been rounded. n = 24,520.

 Primary work setting of ASHA-certified SLPs with early intervention expertise Note: From year-end 2012 ASHA membership counts. Percentages have been rounded. n = 24,520.
Primary work setting of ASHA-certified SLPs with early intervention expertise

Note: From year-end 2012 ASHA membership counts. Percentages have been rounded. n = 24,520.

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Geographic distribution
In 2012, most (98 percent) ASHA-certified SLPs with early intervention expertise lived in the United States. The Northeast and West regions had slightly larger percentages of SLPs with early intervention expertise (21 percent each), than the South (20 percent) and Midwest (18 percent) regions.
ASHA-certified SLPs with early intervention expertise

Note: From year-end 2005–2012 ASHA membership counts. For 2007, 2008 and 2012, respondents were asked to update their areas of expertise. Percentages have been rounded. n = 11,506 (2005); n = 10,668 (2006); n = 16,021 (2007); n = 21,227 (2008); n = 22,117 (2009); n = 21,600 (2010); n = 21,152 (2011); n = 27,615 (2012).

 ASHA-certified SLPs with early intervention expertise Note: From year-end 2005–2012 ASHA membership counts. For 2007, 2008 and 2012, respondents were asked to update their areas of expertise. Percentages have been rounded. n = 11,506 (2005); n = 10,668 (2006); n = 16,021 (2007); n = 21,227 (2008); n = 22,117 (2009); n = 21,600 (2010); n = 21,152 (2011); n = 27,615 (2012).
ASHA-certified SLPs with early intervention expertise

Note: From year-end 2005–2012 ASHA membership counts. For 2007, 2008 and 2012, respondents were asked to update their areas of expertise. Percentages have been rounded. n = 11,506 (2005); n = 10,668 (2006); n = 16,021 (2007); n = 21,227 (2008); n = 22,117 (2009); n = 21,600 (2010); n = 21,152 (2011); n = 27,615 (2012).

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Primary work setting of ASHA-certified SLPs with early intervention expertise

Note: From year-end 2012 ASHA membership counts. Percentages have been rounded. n = 24,520.

 Primary work setting of ASHA-certified SLPs with early intervention expertise Note: From year-end 2012 ASHA membership counts. Percentages have been rounded. n = 24,520.
Primary work setting of ASHA-certified SLPs with early intervention expertise

Note: From year-end 2012 ASHA membership counts. Percentages have been rounded. n = 24,520.

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