Any member or non-member of the association may submit a nomination for OSHA awards. All nominees for OSHA awards must be members of OSHA with the exception of agencies or organizations recognized with Honors of the Association or Professional Advocacy. Nominations should not be made known to the nominee prior to their selection. Except for the student scholarship and President’s awards, in order to be selected for an award the nominee must have participated in the profession for no less than five years and must have made an outstanding contribution as defined by the award for which they are nominated. No member may participate as sponsor and/or cosponsor for more than one nominee in any calendar year. All submissions will be reviewed and determined by an affirmative vote of four members of the Nomination and Honors Committee comprised of regional representatives, past honorees and past presidents of the association.
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Honors of the Association
Designated as a “lifetime achievement” award. The intent of this award is to recognize an individual for outstanding history of clinical practice in the field of speech-language pathology, audiology or education of the deaf/HOH.
This award may also be used to recognize outstanding advocacy or program sponsorship by an agency or organization.
Outstanding Clinician Award: Schools/ EI/ECSE
Recognizes a speech-language pathologist, speech-language pathology assistant, audiologist, or educator of the deaf/HOH who consistently demonstrates outstanding clinical, advocacy, or leadership skills in the public school system. This award may recognize general clinical work or a specific, recent clinical achievement.
Outstanding Clinician Award: Clinics, Hospitals, Private Practice
Recognizes a speech-language pathologist, speech-language pathology assistant, audiologist, or educator of the deaf/HOH in a clinic, hospital, or private practice who consistently demonstrates outstanding clinical, advocacy, and/or leadership skills. This award may recognize general clinical work or a specific, recent clinical achievement.
Award of Clinicianship
Recognizes a speech-language pathologist, speech-language pathology assistant, audiologist, or educator of the deaf/HOH whose dedication to the field is reflected in strong clinical and/or leadership skills paired with compassion, empathy, humor, and acts of support to colleagues and clients. Beyond clinical skills, this person’s spirit touches and inspires those around them. This award may also be used to recognize an individual who has made a contribution to the profession in an unusual way.
Outstanding Research or Teaching
Recognizes a colleague whose published research or teaching (professional preparation or continuing education) has contributed to advancing clinical knowledge and/or practice in the fields of speech-language pathology, audiology, or education of the deaf/HOH.
Honors a person who has contributed to the advancement of the visibility, viability, or vitality of our professions. Potential nominees include legislators, philanthropists, SLPs, SLPAs, Audiologists, or any public figure who has shown outstanding advocacy for our professions.
Advancing the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology through education, advocacy, leadership, and collaboration to promote quality services for individuals and communities.