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How to Stay Connected While Practicing “Social Distancing”

Please enjoy this rousing tune while you read, from your ArSHA family.   COVID-19 has certainly led to tremendous changes to life as we know it. Whether you have some unexpected vacation time or are navigating the unchartered territory of working from home, the career you’ve grown accustomed to suddenly looks quite different. Whatever your

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ArSHA Response and Resources for Covid-19

Dear Arizona SLPs and Audiologists: The following is the collected effort of our Committee Chairs. At ArSHA we are closely following the growing buzz around services provided to our clients, patients, and students during this unprecedented time of challenge. We wish to caution you as we offer the following, that we are not a policy

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Nonprofit Agencies Advocate for AAC

On February 26th 2020, Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest (ACLPI) sent a follow up letter to AHCCCS to cite continued concerns over changes in policy and procedures in Arizona’s Department of Economic Security/ Department of Developmental Disabilities (DES/DDD) Augmentative Communication Unit. ACLPI’s most prominent concerns included failure to comply with federal and

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ArSHA DDD AAC Update

The following information is brought to us by our ArSHA AAC Committee. On January 16th, the Arizona Center for Disability Law (ACDL) and Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest (ACLPI), sent communication to the Department of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) and AHCCCS citing their concerns about Arizona’s AAC evaluation and training program funded through

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Sandra L. Turek Award

Do you know an ArSHA member, who has followed in the example established by Sandra Turek, M.S., CCC-A, and who demonstrates outstanding leadership in the professions of audiology or speech-language pathology? Need some info about Sandra? Sandra was the Assistant Chief of Audiology and Speech Pathology at the Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Phoenix,

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Cultural Differences and Imposter Syndrome

This essay was originally written to apply for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s (ASHA) Minority Student Leadership Program She was honored to be accepted into the 2019 class of the Minority Student Leadership Program, which she participated in at the November 2019 ASHA convention, Orlando, FL. . Since writing the essay the author has established a

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Case Load, Work Load, and YOU.

Post submitted by Lauren Clabaugh, ArSHA Schools Committee   Arizona School-based SLPs: Does this situation sound familiar? You are finally getting your footing this school year and feeling comfortable with your students and many work tasks, when your SPED director decides your caseload numbers are “too low” and assigns you another school. Sure, the number

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Graduate students in CSD: Check out the new scholarship available from ArSHA

Application deadline-February 1, 2020 ArSHA Outstanding Graduate Student Scholarship This $500 scholarship is available to a current active ArSHA student member who has displayed strong clinical potential, leadership skills, and pre-professional involvement and service at the local, state or national level. For complete information, guidelines, and the application form, visit: http://www.arsha.org/documents/ArSHA_Outstanding_Graduate_Student_Scholarship_Application_July_2019.docx

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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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