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ArSHA’s Mentorship Program

Over the past year, I had the privilege of mentoring a second year leveler student from Northern Arizona University about all things Speech. During our monthly meetings via Zoom or phone calls, we talked about the profession, strategies to help prepare for the upcoming Praxis exam and even practice interview questions. Each month my mentee

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From Backlogged to Backpacks: ArSHA Webinar hopes to close the service gap for AAC users

Back-to-school looks different for everyone this year. Yes, there are fresh haircuts, new school uniforms, and bright white sneakers. But there are temperature checks, masks, and hand sanitizer bottles, too. School itself looks different; some are online, in-person, others follow a hybrid model or homeschool. Everyone is a little anxious. But for some nonverbal students

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Presentations Educate Parents and Professionals about DDD’s Recent Changes to AAC Services

On January 1, 2021, Arizona’s Department of Developmental Disabilities transferred the management of their Augmentative and Alternative Communication Unit (AAC Aug Com unit) to their contracted managed care organizations, Mercy Care and United Health Care, including evaluations for AAC devices and related training. The state has promised this transition will bring many benefits, including a

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You Do What? Resources for you from an ArSHA committee partnership

Thank you to Samantha Hagness with ArSHA’s Community Relations Committee in partnership with the Speech-Language Pathology Assistant and Audiology Committees! Together, they developed downloadable PDF resources describing the roles of speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech-language pathology assistants! Read more from Samantha below. “YOU DO WHAT?” I can’t even begin to count the number of times

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Why bother with Language Inventory for Bilingual and Multilingual Individuals?

Why bother with Language Inventory for Bilingual and Multilingual Individuals? Introduction The aim of this tutorial is to bring awareness to the importance of gathering language inventories from bilingual and multilingual individuals who are seeking services from speech-language pathologists. It provides general information about language development with this population, outlines aspects of a language profile

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The ArSHA Store!

Did you know ArSHA has a store? YES! ArSHA has online shopping.  You will find ArSHA branded products such as shirts, tote bags, and more.  Each item would make a wonderful gift for a fellow colleague or could be a great addition to your professional gear.  Check it out by going to www.arshastore.com .  Your purchases benefit ArSHA

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An ArSHA update on AAC referral process and procedures. Please take our survey!

Greetings, On January 1, 2021 The Department of Developmental Disabilities released its revised 310-P policy regarding medical equipment, medical devices, and medical supplies including augmentative and alternative communication devices (AAC). Simultaneously, DDD also transitioned the management of AAC to two of its contracted managed care organizations, United HealthCare and MercyCare. In collaboration with the managed

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An Update from the SLPA Committee about ASHA Certification of Assistants

ASHA’s new Assistants Certification Program launches on December 15, 2020. Assistants will be able to earn the Certified Audiology Assistant (C-AA) or the Certified Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (C-SLPA) credential—and position themselves to embrace new career opportunities and to stand out among their peers. Here are a few of our most frequently asked questions to help

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