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Service Award

Honors of the Association

Clinical Achievement Awards
(by ASHF through PSHA)

Appreciation of Service Award

Rising Star Award

Life Members

ASHA School Award

Awards

PSHA Awards Nomination deadline is February 15.

One of the most positive things our Association can do is to recognize the accomplishments and dedication of our peers. PSHA honors both members and non-members for their outstanding achievements and service to the fields of Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology and Teachers of the Hearing Impaired. The presentation of an award or honor upon one of our colleagues is indeed an affirmation of the significant contributions they have made to our profession.

Awards are to be submitted by February 15. If you know someone who you feel meets the criteria for one of these awards, please submit your nomination letters to the current VP for Membership and Ethical Practices.

The following honors and awards are given to outstanding
colleagues within our profession:

  • PSHA Distinguished Service Award
  • Honors of the Association
  • Clinical Achievement Awards (by ASHF through PSHA)
  • Appreciation of Service Award
  • Rising Star Award

PSHA Distinguished Service Award

This award recognizes significant contribution to the field of speech/language pathology, audiology and education of the hearing impaired by persons or organizations who are not members of the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Nominations for the recognition should be made to the PSHA Honors Executive Board.

Nomination materials must include:

  1. a nomination letter including the name and address of the nominee; the name and address and telephone number of the person making the nomination and a written justification for the nomination
  2. a vita for the nominee
  3. three email/phone statements

The PSHA Honors Committee will recommend recipients by a three-fourths vote to the Executive Board who must also approve the proposed recipient by a three-fourths vote. This recognition will be awarded during the Annual PSHA Convention. It need not, however, be given every year but rather as worthy recipients are presented and approved.

Honors of the Association

This award can be presented to individuals who have held continuous professional membership in the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Associate for the ten years immediately prior to the nomination. They must have provided service to the Association and made or sustained outstanding contribution in a least two of the following areas:

  1. Research and Publication contributing knowledge needed by the profession
  2. Teaching, including professional training, pre-service instruction, continuing education, in servicing, and convention and conference presentations in communication science and disorders or related areas
  3. Administrative services in the area of communication science and disorders
  4. Clinical service including classroom instruction for the hearing impaired
  5. Service to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council of Education of the Deaf or other professional, national, state, regional or local organizations.

Nominations for this award must come form a member or members of the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Members of the PSHA Executive Board cannot nominate for this award. Nominations for the recognition should be made to the PSHA Honors Committee by December 1.

Nomination materials must include:

  1. a nomination letter including the name and address of the nominee: the name, address and telephone number of the person making the nomination; and a written justification for the nomination
  2. a vita for the nominee
  3. three email/phone statements

The award will be presented at the annual PSHA Convention. It need not be presented annually but only as a worthy person or persons are selected. Nominations well be submitted to the PSHA Committee on Honors and approved by a three fourths vote before being submitted to the PSHA Executive Board for final approval by three-fourths vote.

Clinical Achievement Awards (by ASHF through PSHA)

These awards, currently consisting of an honorable certificate are made in recognition of individuals nominated by their state speech and hearing associations for outstanding contributions in advancing clinical knowledge or practice in speech/language pathology and audiology. The award is made by the American Speech-Language Foundation (ASHF). Nominees must be a member of the PSHA and ASHA.

DICARLO AWARD – The DiCarlo awardee is selected by the ASHF Board form the persons nominate by state associations for the Clinical Achievement Awards. The DiCarlo Award is in recognition of outstanding recent contributions to the advancement of clinical practices. The Award includes a cash award and a certificate.

Nominees for the recognition should be made to the PSHA Honors Committee by December 1. Nomination materials must include:

  1. a nomination letter including the name and address of the nominee; the name, and address and telephone number of the person making the nomination; and a written justification for the nomination
  2. a vita for the nominee
  3. three email/phone statements

The award will also be announced at the annual PSHA Convention. It need not be presented annually but only as a worthy person or persons are selected. Nominations will be submitted to the PSHA Committee on Honors and approved by three-fourths vote before being submitted to the PSHA Executive Board for final approval by three-fourths vote.

Appreciation of Service Award

The Honors Committee will designate by three-fourths vote persons to receive Appreciation of Service awards. These persons must then be approved to receive this recognition by three-fourths vote of the Executive Board. Appreciation of Service Awards, plaques and/or certificates, shall be given to persons who have provided worthy service to PSHA as

  • Officers of the Association
  • Convention Chairs for Program and Local Arrangements
  • or in other roles supportive of the goals and activities of the Association

Nominations for these recognitions should be made to the PSHA Honors Committee by December 1. Nomination materials must include:

  1. a nomination letter including the name and address of the nominee
  2. the name, address and telephone number of the person making the nomination
  3. a written justification for the nomination

This award will be presented at the annual PSHA Convention.

PSHA Rising Star Award

The $350 award and complimentary Convention registration will be awarded to a qualified PSHA member who is currently practicing speech-language pathology, audiology or education of the hearing impaired within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and who meets the nominee guidelines stipulated below. 

Nominee Guidelines

  • The nominee shall be fully licensed in speech-language pathology, audiology or education of the hearing impaired within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • The nominee shall be a member of PSHA.
  • The nominee shall have 1-5 years of relevant experience post-Clinical Fellowship.
  • The nominee shall have demonstrated the ability to advance the profession through clinical, research and/or other professional endeavors.


Application Guidelines

  1. Submit an Application Cover Letter, providing a description of how the Nominee Guidelines listed above are met.  Include any appendices to support your candidacy for the award.
  2. Submit a current CV/resume.
  3. Submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can write in support of the nominee’s contributions to the fields of speech pathology and audiology.

Selection Process

The award will be presented at the annual PSHA Convention. It need not be presented annually but only as a worthy person or persons are selected. Nominations will be submitted to the PSHA Committee on Honors and approved by a three fourths vote before being submitted to the PSHA Executive Board for final approval by three‐fourths vote.

 

 

Celebrate Outstanding Contributions in Preschool-Grade 12 Education Settings!

Nominate a colleague for the ASHA School Award!!

Where to start?

  • Think of people who are not already ASHA Fellows or ASHA Board of Directors (BOD)
  • Think of people getting awards at the state level, SEALS…others in your state
  • Think of SLPs, SLP administrators, preschool SLPs, school audiologists
    • Please remember Dept. of Education employees cannot be nominated for this award

Next step:

Very important guidance and next steps:

  • ASHA School Award Nomination DEADLINE March 16, 2017 @ 3PM Eastern
  • Do not delay!
  • Visit the ASHA award nomination guidelines at http://www.asha.org/about/awards/ 
    • It is extremely important that you READ AND FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES
    • You will need to send an email to ASHA prior to that date to get access to the application
  • Nomination application:
    • ONLY 5 pages including a brief CV
    • The SIG 16 nomination working group can help you with the nomination process and application

If you need assistance with the process or have any questions, please contact a member of the SIG16 Nomination Working Group:

          Laura Young-Campbell (laurayc@yahoo.com)
          Nancy Kuhles (nkuhles119@gmail.com)
          Sheryl Amaral (sherylmrl@aol.com)
          Nancy Ramirez (nbramirez01@gmail.com)
          Gwen Humphries (inntheno@aol.com)   

 

 

 

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