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					    Connect Through
       Advocacy
Alison Lemke, M.A., M.P.A., CCC-SLP
 ASHA Vice President for Planning

        Kansas Speech and
  Hearing Association Convention
        September 30, 2010
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        ASHA Resources

• Advocate for Your Clients and Services.

• Advocate Within ASHA.

• Participate With ASHA: Advocate for
  Yourself, the Professions, and
  Individuals with Communication and
  Related Disorders.
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       Clients and Services


“Roles and Responsibilities of Speech-
  Language Pathologists in Schools”

• New document, approved in May, 2010.
• Includes Position Statement and
  companion Professional Issues
  Statement.
• http://www.asha.org/slp/schools/prof-
  consult/guidelines/
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     Clients and Services

Includes:
• Critical roles
• Range of responsibilities
• Collaboration
• Leadership
• Reasonable workloads
• Professional preparation
• Life-long learning
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     Clients and Services

  Use ASHA’s Evidence Based
      Practice Resources

The goal of EBP is the integration of
    clinical expertise, current best
   evidence, and the client/patient
  perspective to provide high quality
   service reflecting the interests,
      values, and choices of the
          individuals we serve.
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                                        Services




http://www.asha.org/members/ebp/
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       Clients and Services


The EBP Compendium of Clinical Practice
   Guidelines and Systematic Reviews

            Compiled by
      ASHA’s National Center for
     Evidence-Based Practice in
   Communication Disorders (N-CEP)

www.asha.org/members/ebp/compendium/
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      Clients and Services


       ASHA Evidence Maps

Maps highlight the importance of the
 three components of EBP: Clinical
  Expertise, Current Best Evidence,
  and the Client/Patient Perspective

        www.ncepmaps.org
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    Submit Questions for Development of
   Evidence-Based Reviews, Guidelines, Maps

1. Review list of EBSRs completed, and those
   in progress, at:
     www.asha.org/members/ebp/EBSRs.htm

2. Submit nominations for topics for future
  systematic reviews at:
  www.asha.org/members/ebp/EBSR-Topic-
  Nomination/
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Contact Board of Directors (BOD)
Members About Issues of Concern

Members… In Touch with ASHA

www.asha.org/about/governance/
     Membersintouch.htm
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     Submit a Resolution
Used when the formal process for
changing or implementing a policy is
  appropriate. Resolutions may be
submitted by individual members of
          the Association.

www.asha.org/about/governance/
      resolutionform.htm
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  Advisory Council Participation
ASHA’s SLP and Audiology Advisory
 Councils are charged with identifying,
   discussing, and ranking issues of
concern to members, and advising the
BOD on issues for consideration as the
  Association engages in strategic, or
           forward-thinking.
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                 Advisory Councils-
• Have 53 members each: one from each state, the
  District of Columbia, International, and NSSLHA.

• Are elected by ASHA members in their state and
  profession.

• AC Chairs coordinate annual meeting and online
  discussions and activities.

• www.asha.org/about/governance/committees/AC

• Kansas: Raymond Hull, Audiology AC
           Marla Staab, SLP AC
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     Join a Multicultural Constituency
                Group (MCG):
•   Native American Caucus
•   National Black Association for
    Speech-Language and Hearing
    (NBASLH)
•   Hispanic Caucus
•   Asian Indian Caucus
•   Asian Pacific Islander Caucus
•   L’GASP/GLBTQ Caucus
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    Volunteer for an ASHA
     Committee or Board

 Sign up for the Volunteer Pool :
ASHA Website- Sign In-Member
  Center-Get Involved!-Join the
          Volunteer Pool
 ASHA: Advocating for
You, the Professions, and
     Individuals with
  Communication and
   Related Disorders
       ASHA’s 2010 Public
         Policy Agenda
            Highest Priority Items

1. Increase recruitment and retention of
   professionals in all settings, and master and
   doctoral CSD students, using strategies to
   include financial aid, loan forgiveness, salary
   supplements, workload models, and
   research funding opportunities.

2. Support increased IDEA and ESEA funding
   for services, equipment and professional
   development related to students with
   speech, language, and hearing needs.
   Increasing Recruitment
and Retention of Professionals
        in All Settings

• PL 110-315, 2008: Authorized creation of
  program, but provided no funding for
  college loan forgiveness for eligible SLPs
  and Audiologists providing services in
  schools enrolling a high proportion of
  students living in poverty.
• H.R. 209, introduced 2009: Provides for
  loan forgiveness to SLPs completing 5
  consecutive years of service in schools
  whose enrollment of disadvantaged
  students exceeds 30%. ASHA supports
  this bill. Advocate Now!
   Increasing Recruitment and
 Retention of Professionals in All
             Settings

     Supporting student and faculty
      research careers through ASHA
              award programs:
• ASHA research mentoring programs.
• American Speech Language Hearing
  Foundation hosts six research grants,
  five graduate student scholarships.
          www.ashfoundation.org
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                  Donation!
        ASHA’s 2010 Public
          Policy Agenda

      Additional Highest Priority Items

3. Promote improved public and private
   coverage policies and reimbursement rates
   for audiologists and SLPs across the age
   span, including prevention, diagnostics,
   habilitation, and rehabilitative treatment
   services and equipment.

4. Promote direct patient access and a
   comprehensive Medicare audiologic
   reimbursement benefit.
  Increasing Recruitment and
   Retention of Professionals
         in All Settings


Salary Supplements and Workload Models

 Speech-Language Pathologists experience
    success in advocating with local school
   districts to improve salaries, benefits, and
                    workloads

  www.asha.org/slp/schools/salaries/talk-
                points.htm
Support IDEA and ESEA Funding
   for Students with Speech,
 Language, and Hearing Needs


    Individuals with Disabilities
        Education Act (IDEA)
 Provides for free, public education for
        children with disabilities.
          Part B= ages 3-21
         Part C= ages birth-2
         Support IDEA and
          ESEA Funding

• American Recovery and Reinvestment
  Act of 2009: Provided additional funding
  to the Elementary and Secondary
  Education Act (ESEA) and Parts B&C of
  the IDEA. Half of funds released in 2009,
  half released in July of 2010. Intended to
  stabilize school districts by mitigating the
  reduction in local revenues and state
  support to schools caused by the
  recession.
       Support IDEA and
        ESEA Funding

• H.R. 3578 and S. 1652. When
  passed, would provide full federal
  funding for IDEA.
• Kansas co-sponsors:
     • Representative Jerry Moran
        • Senator Pat Roberts


    ASHA Supports these Bills.
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    Support IDEA and ESEA
           Funding

• Include Speech-Language
  Pathologists in the LEARN Act: New
  federal comprehensive literacy
  legislation introduced this year. Affects
  literacy provisions in the ESEA.
  Currently does not reflect the integral
  role that SLPs play in improving
  language and literacy skills in children.
     ASHA Supports SLPs in LEARN.
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ASHA: Advocating for You, the
 Professions, and Individuals
  with Communication and
      Related Disorders


     Advocate Now! How??

    www.asha.org/advocacy

        “Take Action”
   ASHA: Advocating for You, the
  Professions, and Individuals with
          Communication
       and Related Disorders


• SEALS Network- To enhance and
  perpetuate the advocacy, leadership,
  and clinical management skills of
  school-based ASHA members at state
  and local levels to influence
  administration and public policy
  decisions.
   Kansas SEAL: Karen Hubbard
        khubbard@usd259.net
ASHA: Advocating for You, the
 Professions, and Individuals
with Communication and Related
          Disorders

• STAR Network: State Advocates for
  Reimbursement (private health plans).
       Stacy Gray
       sgray@kumc.edu

• SMAC Network: State Medicare
  Administrative Contractor Network
  (Medicare issues).
        Edward Schulte
        eschulte@midwest-health.com
   ASHA: Advocating for You, the
  Professions, and Individuals with
Communication and Related Disorders


                ASHA PAC-
   ASHA’s Political Action Committee
provides financial support to candidates
 for U.S. House and Senate seats who
  recognize the importance of speech-
   language pathology and audiology
services and who demonstrate concern
  for the rights of all citizens to receive
speech-language and hearing services.
Pack a Punch for ASHA!
    Wine-tasting fundraiser at the
      2010 ASHA convention
          Philadelphia, PA

Wednesday, November 17 from 5-7 p.m.
       Philadelphia Marriott

     Suggested donation: $35.00

       Contact: pac@asha.org
     About this event, or making a
      contribution in another way
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