Foundational Resources and Terminology for Supervision and Mentorship Growth in the professions of speech pathology and audiology has led to an increased need for supervision as well as the degree of interest and the request for guidance regarding supervision. Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and audiologists may be uncertain of the responsibilities of their roles as supervisors, lack necessary training, ... Article
Article  |   December 15, 2016
Foundational Resources and Terminology for Supervision and Mentorship
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  • Darlene D. Robke
    Speech-Language Pathology, EBS Healthcare, Woodbridge, VA
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Professional Issues & Training / Part 2
Article   |   December 15, 2016
Foundational Resources and Terminology for Supervision and Mentorship
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, December 2016, Vol. 1, 57-67. doi:10.1044/persp1.SIG11.57
History: Received September 10, 2016 , Revised October 25, 2016 , Accepted October 25, 2016
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, December 2016, Vol. 1, 57-67. doi:10.1044/persp1.SIG11.57
History: Received September 10, 2016; Revised October 25, 2016; Accepted October 25, 2016

Growth in the professions of speech pathology and audiology has led to an increased need for supervision as well as the degree of interest and the request for guidance regarding supervision. Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and audiologists may be uncertain of the responsibilities of their roles as supervisors, lack necessary training, and develop unrealistic expectations of their supervisees. These new supervisors may have a limited understanding about the complexity of the supervisory process (ASHA, 2008b). This article provides a review of the literature on supervision and offers an initial reference guide for those who are new to supervising professionals and supports their understanding of supervision and mentorship. The review and compilation of information is meant to serve a useful quick start reference guide that may be utilized to help new supervisors navigate through the “collaborative process of supervision” (ASHA, 2008a, p.1). This compendium of information is meant to serve as a general content overview and is not intended to be all inclusive. Instead, it is intended to be a functional resource that provides a glossary of commonly utilized terms, offers some insight into the principals and concepts of the supervision and touches on current issues that may arise across settings.

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