2023 PSHA Convention

April 12-15
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

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Recent Updates
  • 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.

  • No Surprises Act Goes Into Effect 2022: What Audiologists and SLPs Need to Know
  • 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.
  • Temporary telemedicine provisions will expire June 30, 2022. Please consider contacting your legislators to support continued access to telepractice services. PSHA has developed a template e-mail that you can download here: https://psha.org/pdfs/PSHA-telemedicine-letter-June-2022.docx

New to the 2023 PSHA Convention is our "DEI champion" badge! Look for this badge to find the DEI designated sessions. There are a range of DEI focused sessions with this designation. The QR code provides a link to resources and access to anyone interested in the DEI Committee! ... See MoreSee Less
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PSHA is hosting a Wine Pull at the 2023 Convention in April!Proceeds from this event will benefit the PSHA Student Fund.Here is how it will work:Each donated bottle will be displayed prominently at the event.Participants will pull a cork for $20 and will take home a premium bottle of wine valued at up to $100 that matches the number on the cork! Each participant is guaranteed a bottle of wine as the number of corks correspond to the number of bottles of wine.To donate a bottle of wine, please notify the PSHA Office at psha@psha.org or by calling 412-366-9858. You can deliver your donation to the Convention registration table upon your arrival at the Convention ... See MoreSee Less
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Can't attend every day of the 2023 PSHA Convention? Single Day rates are available! You can still attend wonderful seminars and earn CEU's, even if you can't make it every day. Click the link below to register today! psha.org/continuing-education/psha-convention/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Our next Multi-Track Monday session spotlight is "Trends in Telepractice: A State-Wide Survey". We are excited to hear from a variety of leaders in our field and state on this topic. Telepractice has been widely used since the onset of the pandemic. However, with reduced prevalence in COVID19rates, many organizations, institutions, and associations are resuming in-person services. Questions around the needtopursue the online modality for adaptability and convenience persist. A survey was conducted to gather information frompracticing clinicians on their use of telepractice to aid decision making on policies and to promote evidence-basedpractice. The objective of the survey was to conduct a statewide survey to understand the trends in practices in clinicianswithin the state of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Speech-Language Hearing Association (PSHA) TelepracticeCommittee conducted the survey with ten questions: Eight closed-ended and two open-ended questions. The closed-ended questions were designed to gather information on use of teletherapy prior to pandemic, post-pandemic, acrosssettings, age group, and diagnoses. The open-ended questions probed into challenges and benefits of teletherapy. 25respondents completed the survey. The responses were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Statisticalanalysis included t-tests. Content analysis was conducted on the qualitative data, and themes were identified. Interactionsbetween variables will be discussed. The results from this survey illuminate the factors involved in telepractice andcontribute to the existing literature on telepractice. Further, the results help in understanding the future trends in the area of telepractice and provide recommendations to clinicians who are interested in telehealth. ... See MoreSee Less
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It is Pediatric track Friday, spotlighting PSHA convention sessions of interest to those working with children. The goals of this presentation are to review supporting evidence for “speed speech” programs, including data collected by the authors, and to provide guidance for setting up “speech speech” programs in various settings. Guidance will include considerations for selecting candidates, determining frequency of services, and tips for advocating for this program to administrators and families.Be sure to visit psha.org/continuing-education/2023-convention-session-descriptions/ for all our session descriptions ... See MoreSee Less
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