Welcome to the Oregon Speech-Language & Hearing Association!
Advancing the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology through education, advocacy, leadership, and collaboration to promote quality services for individuals and communities
Season Two of "Making Connections", the OSHA series of short documentaries about our professions, is now available for viewing and sharing!
Click on the films below, or visit our YouTube channel at this link to view all ten films!
Making Connections offers a glimpse into 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.
Many thanks to filmmaker Kai Tillman, project managers Phaedra Urban and Cheryl Green, and the clinicians and participants who volunteered their time and their personal stories.
Making Connections was made possible by a grant from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA).
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.