World Hearing Day is held on March 3 each year to raise awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and promote ear and hearing care across the world. To read more click HERE and to learn about World Hearing Day 2020 click HERE. To read ASHA's article regarding World Hearing Day click HERE.
ASHA members may apply to this year-long program that will develop their leadership skills and allow them to give back to their professions. Thirty participants will be chosen for the LDP, with preference given to those who are affiliates of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) or past members of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA). Applicants may not have prior, current, or incoming service as a member of the ASHA Board of Directors, nor as a committee, board, or council chair.The LDP kicks off Friday, April 24, 2020, at the ASHA National Office and will be followed by eight webinars throughout the year. To learn more about the LDP, visit our LDP page:
www.asha.org/About/governance/. To apply right now click here.
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.
Joint Committee on Infant Hearing Publishes 2019 Position Statement, read here.
- Congratulations to SHAA for receiving ASHA's Student Advocacy Grant for 2020. Stay tuned for details about this event that will be held in Montgomery in the Spring of 2020!
- 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.
- If you shop on Amazon, SHAA has an AmazonSmile account. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible Amazon purchases to SHAA. Please use this link before you shop: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/58-2264544.