Saturday, April 30
01:30 pm – 03:00 pm

Session 39

Amy Hill, MA, CCC-SLP; Jeffrey Meeks, EdD, CCC-SLP
Level of Instruction: Intermediate   –   Tuquoise I & II

Join us for this session where we discuss obstacles and pose possible solutions to help you effectively work with an SLPA.  With rising caseloads and challenging students we often find ourselves working tirelessly at our jobs.  Working with an SLPA seems like more work, doesnt it?  Let’s debunk the myths and talk about the reality including both the pros and cons of using SLPAs. Topics will include licensure requirements and scope of work with examples of how other SLPs have found the use of an SLPA beneficial.  Authorities on SLPA licensure and scope of practice in Arizona will answer the following questions as well as others you may have:  How do I use an SLP/SLPA model to meet speech language needs?  What are the best things an SLPA can assist me with?  How do I keep good communication with my SLPA so we can efficiently meet the demands of a challenging caseload? What are the licensure requirements I need to be aware of? How do I document and provide appropriate supervision? What duties are best delegated to my SLPA? Is my license in jeopardy when I supervise an SLPA?  How do I help my SLPA understand their role?

Learner Outcomes:  At the completion of this presentation, participants will be able to identify the licensure requirements for supervision of an SLPA, list three benefits of using an SLPA and identify what an SLPA can and cannot do per Arizona law.