Private Practice Links and Resources

ASHA Resources

The ASHA website contains a section for members devoted entirely to private practice at

There is extensive information on the Resources section including pages concentrating specifically on:

For more information on ASHA Private Practice Resources, please contact the ASHA Action Center at: Members: 800-498-2071 Non-Member: 800-638-8255

AAPPSPA Resources

The American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathologists and Audiologists (AAPPSPA) is a professional organization comprised of speech-language pathologists and audiologists who own private practices. AAPPSPA is led by a volunteer Board of Directors who works diligently to fulfill AAPPSPA’s mission in the vision of the founding members of 1964. The Board plans the Annual Conference and provides and maintains networking opportunities for AAPPSPA members. This organization requires a membership fee. You can visit AAPPSPA at

The mission of AAPPSPA includes:

    • Foster the highest ideals and principles of private practice in speech pathology and audiology.
    • Provide interaction and communication among those in private practice.
    • Create and elevate professional standards among those in private practice.
    • Provide ongoing interaction relevant to the private practitioner.
    • Influence legislation and policy related to speech pathology and audiology.

NJ Licensure Resources

Only Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists with a NJ License can practice in the State of NJ. This is regulated by the NJ State Department of Consumer Affairs. The Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Committee regulates the profession of audiology and speech-language pathology in New Jersey. The committee licenses audiologists and speech-language pathologists. The website for licensing can be found at

The purpose of the Board is to:

  • Protect the health, safety and welfare of the people of New Jersey;
  • Regulate the practice of audiology and speech-language pathology; and
  • Ensure that audiology and speech-language pathology is performed in compliance with State law.

The Board protects the public by:

  • making sure that audiologists and speech-language pathologists meet all educational requirements for licensure;
  • investigating and prosecuting audiologists and speech-language pathologists who have broken the state's consumer protection laws; and
  • Requiring all audiologists and speech-language pathologists to be licensed by the state and to renew their licenses every two years.

Frequently asked questions can be found at

Specific questions on licensure should be addressed to:
Renee Clark
Executive Director
PO Box 45002
Newark, New Jersey 07101
(973) 504-6390

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