Board Certified Specialist in ASD
A Board Certified Specialist in ASD (BCS-ASD) is a speech-language pathologist who has obtained certification beyond the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) awarded by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The CCC certificate assures the consumer that the professional has completed a rigorous training program that may include ASD courses and clinical experience, a national examination, completed a postgraduate clinical fellowship year of supervised work experience, and three years post clinical fellowship.
Some specialists may provide services for a specific age group and will obtain a partial (limited) specialty certification.
Many specialists also provide training for speech-language pathologists in the area of autism spectrum disorders.