The show has been off the air for the past few weeks to allow for other voices to be heard on matters of significance. We at Speech Science believe there is no room for racism and we will commit to do what we can to shed light and make changes in areas we can. We condemn the murders of George Floyd and Breona Taylor and all those who are not named but are equally important. We believe Black Lives Matter.
During this week’s show, Matt has finished his Medicaid Billing and has stumbled upon the Harley Quinn show on the DC Universe App. Michelle has returned to work and plans a move across the country to Kansas. Michael has been educating himself and those around him about the impact of Black Lives Matter. On Discord, you can interact directly with Matt, Michael, and Michelle.
On today’s show, we look at the yearly ASHA Elections results, making parents rescind their rights to waive liabilities, special education and the return in the fall, and ASHA’s response to Black Lives Matter and calls to end racism in our field. Also, is AAC another language? What if this means we should be devoting upto 360 minutes per week to AAC development? This week’s Informed SLP update, they look at the teach back method. We also look at our SSPOD Shoutouts and Due Process. The ASHA spotlight looks at the yearly ASHA Elections. We also replace the Hot Take with a Hot Seat
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SSPOD Shoutout: Do you know an SLP who deserves a digital fist bump or shout out? We want to know your #SSPODSHOUTOUT, which is recognition for someone doing something awesome somewhere. Martin Addison is this week’s SSPOD Shoutout. Martin passed away due to complications from COVID. Martin served his patients and this field as a dysphagia expert working with COVID Positive patients.
SSPOD Due Process: Do you have a complaint or need to vent, then you want to participate in the #SSPODDUEPROCESS.
Article #1: In New Jersey, a district has asked parents to rescind their educational rights before offering future educational services, but is this legal?
Article #2: Should we be devoting more time to AAC as it could be considered a different language? Foreign language students receive 360 minutes per week but why do AAC users only get 30?
The Informed SLP: Remember playing the game telephone as a kid? You sat around in a circle and whispered a phrase until it got to the last person who then said it out loud, usually completely unrelated to the original message. But now it’s time to forget what you learned on the playground and say that message out loud to make sure your partner hasn’t got it twisted. In fact, we highly encourage it.
ASHA Spotlight: ASHA Election Results and their Black Lives Matter Response
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