1. Where can I get information on obtaining Early Intervention Services for a child?
Go to the New Jersey Department of health and Senior Services' website at: http://www.nj.gov/health.fhs/eis or
888-653-4463 for information about how to obtain early intervention services for a child.
2. Where can I get information on obtaining free or low-cost assistive hearing devices?
Go to the NJ Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing website at: http://www.nj.gov/humanservices/ddhh/addc/
or call 800-792-8339 (in NJ) or
(609) 984-7281 (from anywhere)
3. Where can I get a list of audiologists or speech language pathologists in my area?
For children, birth through 21 years of age, a list of pediatric audiologists throughout NJ is provided in the NJ Pediatric Hearing Healthcare Directory (produced by the NJ Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program of the NJ Department of Health) which can be found at: www.hearinghelp4kids.nj.gov (This directory that is easy to use, but it is not all -inclusive and it only provides a listing of audiologists and hearing aids dispensers):
You can also obtain information about speech language pathologists or audiologists at American Speech Language Hearing Association website at http://www.asha.org. The New Jersey Speech Language Hearing Association at http://www.njsha.org also provides a list of these professionals.
In addition, you can pay small fee to obtain a printed list of speech language pathologists or audiologists licensed in the state of New Jersey. Just call the Division of Consumer Affairs MIS Department at (973) 504-6338. Leave a message at this number and they will get back to you with the necessary information.
4. How do I find out if a speech language pathologist or audiologist is licensed or if they have any disciplinary history?
To check to see if an speech language pathologist or audiologist is licensed or if he/she has any disciplinary history it to go to the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs website at: http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov and click "licensee search".
You can also call the Audiology and Speech language Pathology Advisory Committee at: (973) 504-6390 with any questions.
5. What is the procedure for making a complaint against a speech language pathologist or audiologist?
To file a complaint against an speech language pathologist or audiologist licensee, go to http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/complaint/audcom.pdf to download the complaint form which should be filled out mailed to the committee.