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.
In the October 2021 ASHA Leader, there are new codes discussed surrounding Remote Therapeutic Monitoring. These codes have created questions among clinicians concerning use within current SLP and Audiology practice. Before attempting to bill for services under any new codes, clinicians are advised to check if the codes are included under the current state practice act. As noted in the ASHA Leader article, these new RTM codes are not allowable under current Medicare policy. In addition, it is recommended for clinicians to verify if these codes would be allowable under non-Medicare coverage policies and programs. Below is a link to the CMS page with the current allowable codes under the Medicare program.
Please see information below regarding research:Are you the parent of a child aged 5-15 who currently stutters? Your child may be able to participate in a research study that is looking at how speech and language skills develop and mature in the brain. This study will involve 2-3 sessions, each lasting about 1.5 -2 hours. Eligible participants are native English speakers. Compensation is provided ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to Quinn Kelley, from Misericordia University, who was awarded the Von Drach Memorial Scholarship! The scholarship is awarded annually to a qualified student who is enrolled full-time in an entry level academic degree for professional level certification candidacy in speech-language pathology, audiology, or education of the hearing impaired within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and has demonstrated (a) a desire to grow professionally, (b) participation in professional activities, and (c) leadership qualities within departmental/community activities. ... See MoreSee Less
It is time to vote for the candidates running for the 2022 PSHA Executive Board!If you are a current, professional or life member of PSHA, you are able to vote in this election.Please check your email and log in with the link provided with your last name and member number. Select the link that says "Vote for the PSHA Board Members" and make your selections. Nominee statements are included on the website with the ballot so that you can make an informed choice.Votes are due by Tuesday, May 24.Please contact the PSHA Office if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-366-9858. ... See MoreSee Less
It's time to vote for the candidates running for the 2022 PSHA Executive Board! If you are a current, professional or life member of PSHA, you are able to vote in this election. Please check your email and log in with the link provided
Congratulations to Gretchen Frank, our second-year MA student! Her presentation, entitled Treatment Outcomes of Individuals with Laryngectomies: Provider Identified Facilitators and Barriers, was selected for a meritorious poster presentation at PSHA.
Drs. Patricia Swasey-Washington, Elizabeth Grillo, and Patricia Davidson presented a much needed seminar on Culturally and Linguistically Diverse IPE/IPP: International, Virtual, and Hybrid at PSHA. Congratulations to our amazing faculty!
Congratulations to Sarah Meier (AuD) who received the Meritorious Award for her poster "Improving Peer Knowledge and Reactions Towards Children With Hearing Loss" at the Pennsylvania Speech and Hearing Association. #PittCSD #PittSHRS