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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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The Association Between Hearing Loss, Aging, Cognition, and Neurodegenerative Disorders

Thursday, February 7, 2019 12:00 – 1:00 MST Presented by Zarin Mehta, PhD, CCC-A, FAAA Abstract: Hearing loss and cognitive decline often accompany the aging process. This presentation will explore the relationship between hearing loss, cognitive decline, and neurodegenerative disorders. Management strategies for hearing loss with cognitively compromised older adults will be presented. The effects

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Daniel R. Boone, PhD, CCC-SLP, 1927-2018

Dan Boone, PhD, CCC-SLP, beloved clinician, mentor, friend, and a life-time member of ArSHA died on October 27. Dr. Boone was Professor Emeritus, The University of Arizona (1988-present), and was a practicing master clinician up until his death. He is well-known for his contributions to the field of speech-language pathology, publishing over 100 professional articles

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Bill Summary – SB1102: HEARING AID DISPENSERS; AUDIOLOGISTS

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Various changes relating to the regulation of hearing aid dispensers, audiologists and speech-language pathologists. The Department of Health Services is required to deposit 10 percent of all monies collected for the regulation of hearing aid dispensers, audiologists and speech-language pathologists in the general fund and the remaining 90 percent in the Health Services Licensing Fund,

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Oxygen and the SLP

Thursday, January 10, 2019 4:00-5:00pm (Phoenix Time) Presented by Lori Lu Barnard M.A., CCC-SLP, RRT Lori is a Speech Language Pathologist and Registered Respiratory Therapist with over 20 years in acute care settings, as well as a Marine Corps veteran, wife, and mother. Early in her career she worked on patient centered care protocols with

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