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HONcode status The health Website
speech-language-therapy dot com
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:speech-language-therapy dot com
Web address:http://www.speech-language-therapy.com/
Mirror address(es):http://www.slpsite.com/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct518947
Date of initial review: 04 Aug 1999
Validity of certificate19 Dec 2011 - Dec 2013
Date of last visit25 Feb 2014

This certificate confirms the revision of the site by the HONcode Team at the above date.
It respects and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct (HONcode).

* 1. Authoritative   2. Complementarity   3. Privacy   4. Attribution   5. Justifiability   6. Transparency
    7. Financial disclosure   8. Advertising policy

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You will find below the elements identified by the HONcode team at a precise date to justify the respect of the 8 ethical principles.

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1. Information must be authoritative
Dr Caroline Bowen is an Australian Speech-Language Pathologist. She is an Honorary Associate in Linguistics at Macquarie University in Sydney Australia, an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Health Sciences (Speech-Language Pathology) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban South Africa, a Certified Practising Member of Speech Pathology Australia, a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and a Life Member of Speech Pathology Australia.
  (02 Oct 2012) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
The aim of this site is to provide useful, theoretically sound information about some aspects of human communication disorders, and as such, it is not intended as a substitute for personal care. Through the associated phonologicaltherapy group, it also aims to provide a forum where speech and language professionals, including students, can communicate with each other.
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The site's intended audience includes families and others close to children who have communication impairments; and students and professionals in the field of communication sciences and disorders.
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Purpose of the website
The information on this site is general, not client-specific, and within reason should not be interpreted as advice for a communication difficulty or learning disorder experienced by a particular person.
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3. Confidentiality
Privacy Policy
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Reference bibliography - Caroline Bowen PhD
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Created on Friday, 28 October 2011 15:22
Updated on Saturday, 17 December 2011 13:36
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5. Justification of claims
This principle is not applicable for this site 

6. User support and adequation
Postal address, phone and e-form provided.
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7. Disclosure of funding sources
Dr Caroline Bowen produces, publishes, maintains and entirely funds this website. Since August 2012 voluntary donations towards the upkeep of this site have been sought.
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8. Advertising policy
This site does not accept advertising and is free of banners.
  (19 Dec 2011) - Link

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