Advancing the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology through education, advocacy, leadership, and collaboration to promote quality services for individuals and communities.
Speech-Language Pathologists Helping Children with Autism Communicate
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.
The 2018 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 that was 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 contact OSHA for a letter, along with the evidence-based informational graphs to share with your colleagues, union representatives or administrators.