Clarification On the Terminology and John Fetterman The Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association (PSHA) is the state association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists. Speech-Language Pathologists work with individuals who experience communication difficulties. There has been a lot of recent public discussion about John Fetterman's post-stroke communication difficulties, and we would like to
We are excited to announce a new and revamped site for grassroots advocacy! Similar to the previous site, the Take Action site lists federal and state campaigns with prewritten letters that go directly to your elected officials. ASHA is using this new platform for Action Alert email blasts to engage members in state advocacy. www.asha.org/advocacy/takeaction
Please note: The URL for ASHA's Take Action has changed. If you have used/posted any older links on your webpages or communications, please be sure to update the URL. The only URL that still works is http://takeaction.asha.org, which redirects to the new page.
On September 30, the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) released a Q&A document. This second in a series of Q&As builds on the August 24 press release and demonstrates the Department's continued commitment to support States to ensure they have the information necessary to carry out these important requirements and to make good use of the additional American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds to ensure the full implementation of IDEA requirements.
Our next highlighted speaker is Charles Ellis, PhD, CCC-SLP.Charles Ellis, Jr., PhD, CCC-SLP, is a professor and chair of the Department of Speech Language and Hearing Sciences at the University of Florida. Dr. Ellis is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist who received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The University of Georgia and Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Florida. Dr. Ellis’ academic concentration focuses on adult neurogenic disorders, and he teaches courses related to aphasia and cognitive disorders. His research is designed to understand outcomes associated with adult neurologically based disorders of communication and factors that contribute to the lack of equity in service provision and outcome disparities that exist among African Americans and other underrepresented minority groups. Dr. Ellis has authored or co-authored 140 peer-reviewed journals articles, five book chapters and has more than 150 presentations to his credit related to neurological disorders and health disparities and minority health issues.We are excited to hear from Dr. Ellis during the 2023 PSHA Convention this April. Click the link in our bio to register today! ... See MoreSee Less
Next, we would like to feature another one of our PSHA Leadership Development Program student participants!Swipe to read more about Guanyu Wei (he/him/his).Guanyu is a 1st year graduate student at Moravian University.PSHA Leadership & Advocacy Network (PLAN) is a PSHA initiative to promote advocacy, leadership, mentorship and networking among those in the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology. ... See MoreSee Less
Next, we would like to feature another one of our PSHA Leadership Development Program participants!Swipe to read more about Amy Derr, MS, CCC-SLP. Amy is a school-based SLP within the Fleetwood Area School District at Willow Creek Elementary.PSHA Leadership & Advocacy Network (PLAN) is a PSHA initiative to promote advocacy, leadership, mentorship and networking among those in the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology. ... See MoreSee Less
Our next highlighted speaker is Randy Dubin, MA, CCC-SLP.Randy is the speech pathology team leader for Good Shepherd Penn Partners/Penn Medicine. He evaluates and treats patients with swallowing and communication disorders in the acute care, long-term acute care (LTACH) and acute rehab settings. Over the past several years, he has focused both his clinical and research work on the chronic critically ill patient population while investigating quality of life, goals and outcomes. He has worked closely with physicians and other allied health professionals in specialized inpatient units and outpatient clinics. Randy serves as a site visitor for the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). He also serves on a professional advisory committee for a home health company and is adjunct faculty at Salus University Department of Speech-Language Pathology.We are excited to hear from Randy during the 2023 PSHA Convention this April. Click the link in our bio to register today! ... See MoreSee Less
The PSHA 2023 Convention Registration is now open. Join us in King of Prussia, April 12-15 at the Valley Forge Casino Resort. Register online at psha.org/continuing-education/psha-convention/. Make sure you renew your membership to take advantage of the Convention member rates. Member rates are also available to members of other state speech-language-hearing associations. Early registration deadline for the 2023 PSHA Convention is Wednesday, March 1, so register as soon as possible. After that date, registration fees will increase. If you would like more information about presenters, posters, events and more, visit the PSHA website psha.org/continuing-education/psha-convention/. Questions about the Convention? Please contact the PSHA Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-366-9858. Hotel reservations can be made by calling 610-354-8118 or online at tinyurl.com/5dwfbtnu. Reference reservation ID Code “A423PAS” or Group Name Pennsylvania Speech Language Hearing Association in the Stardust Tower. A special room rate of $149 per night (single/double) will be available until March 21, 2023, or until the room block is sold out, whichever occurs first. We look forward to seeing you at the PSHA Convention in King of Prussia. ... See MoreSee Less