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Advancing the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology through education, advocacy, leadership, and collaboration to promote quality services for individuals and communities

CALL FOR PAPERS - 2019 OSHA Fall Conference
Conference Theme: Building a Legacy

October 11 & 12 at the Salem Convention Center

Presentations on a variety of topics are welcome and considered. We particularly welcome presentations in keeping with our "Building a Legacy" theme.  All SLP presenters are required to pay registration fees.   Presenters may not use their session to promote or sell products or services.

The OSHA conference committee is also pleased to welcome student proposals for the fall conference, and we are thrilled to continue featuring student research presentations that highlight the excellent work being done by students around the state. Students need not necessarily be currently enrolled in a Communication Disorders program in Oregon. Individuals who have graduated but completed this research as part of their course of study within the last year may still submit their work as a student presentation. Students should list their faculty/practitioner mentors as co-authors. 

Please see the Call for Papers proposal form for complete instructions on submitting a proposal; the proposal submission deadline is April 26, 2019.  A complete proposal form as well as individual disclosure forms for each presenter must all be submitted for a proposal to be reviewed; incomplete submissions will not be considered. In addition, all presenters must be registered for the conference on the day of their presentation.

Call for Papers Proposal Form (Word format or PDF format)

Disclosure Form (Word format or PDF format)

Submit all proposals or questions about proposals to OSHAOregon@gmail.com.  Applicants will be notified if their proposal has been accepted by May 31, 2019.

Speech-Language Pathologists Helping Children with Autism Communicate 

Making Connections

The latest OSHA-produced series of short films is now available 

for viewing and sharing!

Click on the films below or visit our YouTube channel at this link to view all our videos 

Making Connections highlights different areas of the very broad and diverse world of speech-language pathology and audiology through the profiles of Oregon clinicians in different practice settings. 

We wanted to show how speech-language pathologists and audiologists build relationships with their patients, clients, and students, so they can effectively help people with communication and swallowing needs connect with the important people in their lives.

This season's series of films focuses on speech-language pathologists working with children who have a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder in different practice settings. 

Advocacy for Reasonable Workloads and Caseloads for School-Based Speech-Language Pathologists

OSHA has produced a letter, available at the link below, that will be sent to special education directors in Oregon, advocating for reasonable caseloads and workloads for SLPs. We urge directors who plan, budget and hire for SLP coverage in their districts to take into account the improved student outcomes that result from appropriate caseload size.

 If you are a school-based SLP who is in need of a more reasonable caseload, please feel free to share this letter, along with the evidence-based informational graphs, with your colleagues, union representatives or administrators. 

Advocacy for Caseload Limits: Letter and Graphs 

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