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Implicit Bias in Clinical Practice

Chelsea Privette, M.Ed., CCC-SLP, for ArSHA’S Cultural and Linguistic Diversity committee   Everyone has biases – both positive and negative. Implicit bias affects our clinical practice in ways that are subtle to us, but in not-so-subtle ways to the clients we serve. The good news is that we have the ability to identify our biases

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We Love a Good Story!!

One of my favorite niches in which to practice speech pathology in the schools has been with literacy. I love to dig deep into the relationships between reading comprehension and language, writing and expressive language, and all the pieces and parts. The longer I practiced, the more interested I became in the relevance of oral

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2020 Arizona Speech-Language-Hearing Association Honors and Awards

  It’s ArSHA’s time to celebrate! It’s YOUR time to nominate! FACT:  The Arizona Speech-Language-Hearing Association has presented MANY awards over the years to recognize deserving individuals and their contributions to ArSHA and the professions of speech-language pathology, audiology, and speech and hearing science. FACT:  We have MANY outstanding professionals in our state who have

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What’s in YOUR notebooks?

The other morning I was browsing some social media over my cup of coffee. I have a couple of SLP feeds that I interact with and a question posed this morning caught my interest. The SLP wanted group insights on whether to save her notebooks and materials from graduate studies about 6 years ago- would

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The Importance of ArSHA and Advocacy from Government Relations Chair

ArSHA is the most important advocate for the professions and people with communication disorders in Arizona. While ASHA is skilled at addressing national issues, ArSHA has the resources and relationships necessary to understand and impact the issues directly affecting speech, language, and hearing professionals in our state. We have had great success in recent years

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The Supervisor Experience

SLPs and audiologists are frequently asked to supervise interns, CFs, or SLPAs. This seems especially frequent in the schools. In my 22 years I have had many experiences with supervision and I can tell you first-hand, my style and ability to mentor the up and coming SLPs has changed a great deal for the better. 

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Advocacy Update (July 8, 2019)

On Monday 7/1, Jeff Meeks (Government Affairs Chair) and Todd Baughman (ArSHA’s Lobbyist) met with representatives from the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Arizona Department of Education to address licensing and certification issues impacting Audiologists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Speech-Language Technicians, and Speech-Language Pathologist Assistants. Among the many topics discussed is what appears to be

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