ACSLPA offers a variety of documents and links to its members and the public. To assist you in your search, please see the definitions of ACSLPA documents below or click here for the pdf document. Once you know what you need to look for, hopefully you will find it in the menu to the right; if not, please contact the ACSLPA office for further assistance.

ACSLPA* Document Definitions (September 2018)

Advisory Statement: Addresses the legislated obligations that apply to speech-language pathologists and/or audiologists.  Advisory Statements inform regulated members about legislation, provide suggestions for compliance, and direct members to relevant resources.

Guideline:  Provides recommendations to regulated members that are deemed to be acceptable practice within regulatory requirements. Regulated members are afforded reasonable use of their professional judgment in the application of a guideline.

Position Statement:  Sets out the official position or stand of “the College” on an issue or matter that is significant to the professions of speech-language pathology and/or audiology, and to outside agencies or groups.

Protocol:  Describes criteria, activities, and procedures that should be adhered to by regulated members of ACSLPA in the provision of specific professional services.  Protocols are evidence-informed.

Requirement:  A necessary condition that must be satisfied for a person to be allowed to do something or to be suitable for something.

Standards of Practice:  Are established measures or norms which define the minimum level of professional performance that SLPs and audiologists must demonstrate in their practice; any breach of the Standards may constitute unprofessional conduct as defined in the Health Professions Act (HPA).

*Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists; otherwise referred to as “the College”.

Revised: September 2018
First Published: May 2014