The Ohio School
Speech Pathology
Educational Audiology
Coalition

Upcoming, Free PD Opportunity

Please join us on Friday, March 8th, 2024 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM, for our “Dyslexia Panel”. This is designed for OSSPEAC’s Community of Practice members, but is being offered FREE to all OSSPEAC members. Educational Objectives include:1) Identify the connection between auditory processing and language/reading development2) Be able to identify two prominent areas…

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Business Meeting 2023

We would like to share our most recent business meeting PowerPoint from October 2023. Please review this information related to OSSPEAC, including our scholarship winners!

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OSSPEAC continues advocacy for passage of HB 152 Madeline’s Law

OSSPEAC leaders are meeting directly with our legislators in the Ohio Senate as part of a day of advocacy planned by the Ohio Speech and Hearing Governmental Affairs Coalition (OSHGAC). Passage of Madeline’s Law would require health insurers to cover the cost of hearing aids for Ohioans ages 21 and under. It is currently in Senate Committee. Want to track…

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Important New Updates for OSSPEAC Membership!

OSSPEAC has recently been notified of important changes in the Department of Education and Workforce (formerly known as Ohio Department of Education). There have been some internal changes in the Office of Exceptional Children. Please use this link to learn more. Office for Exceptional Children Contact Information | Ohio Department of Education OSSPEAC will continue…

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HB 33

HB 33, the state’s omnibus budget bill, removes most of the authority of the State Board of Education, giving it to a new state education department under the governor, the renamed and reformed Department of Education and Workforce (DEW). The State Board of Education will largely function as a licensing board and the Governor will…

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Important Update for Children Eligible Under Developmental Delay in Preschool Special Education

The Ohio General Assembly recently passed HB 554 which resulted in the expanded definition of “child with a disability” as it pertains to the developmental delay disability category found in Ohio Revised Code Section 3323.01 Education of children with disabilities definitions. Children in preschool identified as having a developmental delay disability in special education no…

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Who We Are

Founded in 1994, OSSPEAC is dedicated to carrying out its unique purpose in providing support for Ohio’s children with speech, language and hearing disabilities and the professionals who serve them. OSSPEAC is the only organization of its kind in the US.

 

Our Mission: Removing communication barriers for Ohio’s children.

 

Our Vision: Providing support for all of Ohio school-based professionals delivering speech, language, and hearing services.

 

Our Values: Collaboration, excellence, professionalism and leadership.

Together We Can Change Children's Lives
OSSPEAC is a non-profit, state organization dedicated to school 

speech-language pathologists and educational audiologist.

Become a Member

OSSPEAC was founded in 1994 with 12 charter members. We now stand at over 600 members! Become a member and enjoy all the benefits we have to offer!

Resources

Check here to see the Resources available to OSSPEAC Members!

Legislation

To promote our mission of removing communication barriers for Ohio's children, OSSPEAC diligently collaborates with other speech and hearing organizations in Ohio to monitor legislation at the state and federal level.

    Join OSSPEAC to:

  • Connect with colleagues
  • Access outstanding professional development through our annual conference and regional events
  • Find support for your students through grants and scholarships
  • Advocate for your profession
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