ASHA letter to the Governor regarding COVID-19 vaccine distribution
ASHA President Theresa H. Rodgers has written a letter to Missouri Governor advocating for audiologists and SLPs to receive priority access to the COVID-19 vaccine. [Read Letter]
OSEP released document concerning implementation of the IDEA Part B provision of services during COVID-19
The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services’ Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) released a Q&A document in response to inquiries concerning implementation of the In [Learn More]
Executive Order 20-04 Has Been Extended
Executive Order 20-04 was issued on March 18, 2020, ordering temporary waive or suspend the operation of statutes and regulations to provide services via telehealth. Executive Order 20-04 has been ext [Learn More]
Missouri Guidelines for School-Based Speech-Language Pathologists
The MSHA Handbook has been revised and is available for your viewing. [Read More]
• We are curious to know. How many of you school based SLPs/Audiologists following us are officially on summer break?! Drop an emoji below and tell us what you’re most excited for this summer 👏🏼
• To kick this month off, we have Brenna Collins, Southeast Missouri NSSLHA Chapter Member who has some brief talking points about concerns with vocal hygiene, voice disorders and AAC for both adults and pediatrics. Make sure to check out her references below for more information! ⬇️
Vocal Hygiene and Voice Disorders: ▪️ I have attached a great photo below that summarizes do’s and dont’s for vocal hygiene. ▫️Listed are some great resources and handouts for the importance of vocal hygiene and characteristics of voice disorders. 🔹Prismatic Speech (Link: . prismaticspeech.com/hygiene-handout/ ) Spell Well Speech Therapy
AAC Devices in Pediatrics and Adults: ▪️ Here are some do’s and don’t’s when working with AAC devices. Additionally, a chart of the different types of AAC devices follows. AAC devices are communication tools used by pediatric or adult populations struggling in production or comprehension of spoken and written language.
As promised at Convention this year, please plan to join Michelle at her committee meeting tomorrow May 27th at noon to help support and discuss issues in Clinical Services. Interested? Just follow the Zoom link below.
Michelle Vomund is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: MSHA Clinical Services Committee May
Time: May 27, 2021 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Michelle Vomund (She/Her/Hers) Maryville University Myrtle E. and Earl E. Walker College of Health Professions Clinical Coordinator/Clinical Assistant Professor of Speech-Language Pathology Department of Speech-Language Pathology
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