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Code of Ethics Violations

Wren Newman, SLP.D., CCC-SLP

August 4, 2014

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What is an example of a minor violation resulting in reprimand?

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A reprimand might be issued in a situation such as an individual saying in a publication that they could assure a family that their child could be helped with therapy. Then a reader of that document reports the statement to the Board of Ethics indicating that the clinician promised that the child's problem would be corrected.  In reality, the clinician did not really say, “I guarantee that your child will improve,” but did imply that significant progress would be achieved. The  ASHA Board of Ethics might say that they should be cognizant of the wording that they are choosing so as not to give families a false perception of what is going on.  

Wren S. Newman, SLP.D., CCC-SLP is Executive Director for the Programs in Speech-Language and Communication Disorders at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She was named a Fellow of ASHA in 2006 and recently served on ASHA’s Board of Ethics. 

 


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Wren Newman, SLP.D., CCC-SLP

Wren S. Newman, SLP.D., CCC-SLP is Executive Director for the Programs in Speech-Language and Communication Disorders at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She was named a Fellow of ASHA in 2006.

Dr. Newman recently served on ASHA’s Board of Ethics. She has previously served on the Academic Affairs Coordinating Committee of ASHA, served as the Coordinator of Division 11 – Administration and Supervision, and served on the Ad Hoc Committee on Supervision in Speech-Language Pathology. 


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