The Bell Center for Early Intervention Programs (TBC), provider of early intervention services since 1984, announced the promotion of Jane Lamb to Program Director. She will have the primary responsibility of managing The Bell Center’s therapy programs and initiatives to support the center’s mission: maximizing the potential of children from birth to three years of age who are at risk for developmental delay. Jane Lamb received her master’s degree in speech-language pathology from the University of Montevallo in 1994. Prior to her work at The Bell Center, Jane worked in adult rehab, private practice, and school systems. In 2009, Jane joined TBC as a speech-language pathologist. During her time at TBC, she has presented at the state early intervention conference on literacy. Jane has been trained as an SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) therapist has helps run the Munch Bunch class for children with feeding challenges. She also serves at Membership secretary for the Speech and Hearing Association of Alabama. Jane enjoys spending time with her family. Running is a hobby and Mercedes Marathon week is one of her favorite weeks of the year. She gets to spend time with her co-workers, Bell Center families and friends!
The Speech and Hearing Association of Alabama donated $1000 to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation and was recognized as a Sustaining Sponsor for 2019's Annual Giving Campaign. "On behalf of....please share with your members...our deep appreciation for your commitment to the ASHFoundation's charitable mission..." sent by ASHFoundation's Executive Director.
As you have most likely seen or heard about, the Alabama Senate passed SB 119, a bill with the goal to repeal common core from the state of Alabama. While there were amendments made which excluded important national assessments like the ACT, Advanced Placement tests and National Board Certification, there are still many things within the bill which could result in unintended consequences for educators, the educational system and for students in our state. You can contact your state representative by clicking here. It is SHAA's mission to advance the disciplines of speech-language pathology and audiology in order to provide support for professionals while advocating quality services. I encourage you to support our fellow SLPs and audiologists who work in the schools by contacting your representative to express any concerns you may have about SB 119.
- Starting with the 2020 - 2022 interval, ASHA now requires one hour of ethics training per three-year interval. ASHA requires every CCC-SLP who supervises or intends to supervise any grad student or CF to accrue two hours of supervision/clinical instruction training once in his or her career.
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