The Ohio School
Speech Pathology
Educational Audiology
Coalition

OSSPEAC’s Community of Practice (CoP.) Mentor Meeting

We want to invite you to learn more about being a mentor in OSSPEAC’s Community of Practice (CoP.)Join us Tuesday, 8/30/22, 3:45pm-5pm (Click here for Zoom link ) We would like to share information about the community and answer any questions you might have. If you know of other great Educational Audiologists and SLPs who…

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Exciting Opportunity at Conference!

ASHLAND UNIVERSITY CREDIT: OSSPEAC is collaborating with Ashland University to offer one (1) graduate credit hour for $225.00. Attendance is required for 12.5 contact hours. Hours may be acquired by attending conference sessions in person or virtually. A short project will be due by October 17, 2022. The project requirements are as follows: List 3…

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OSSPEAC in Action

OSSPEAC In ACTION: Please take action by contacting your state legislators regarding the age range for DD- During our July Board Meeting, the OSHGAC report included legislative efforts to expand the age range for Developmental Disabilities. The upper age range is incorrectly identified as 5; current law states age six years, or upon entering kindergarten. Attached you’ll find information regarding…

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Extended Deadline for Honors Nominations

Do you know anyone who has made great strides this past year, shown exceptional professionalism or leadership, developed a new or innovative process or made a contribution to our field that has made a positive impact for our profession and/or the children we serve? If so, please consider your colleagues for the awards listed below.…

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2022 Conference Accommodations

We are happy to have created a list of area hotels/restaurants for our members. Please see below for more information.

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Evaluation Roadmap for Parents

We would like to share this new publication from the Ohio Department of Education. This is an Evaluation Roadmap for parents. It will be posted on the Department’s website soon, but please click the link below to learn more information. https://osspeac.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Evaluation-Roadmap-Final.pdf

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HB 198 NEWS!!!

Call to action for children with hearing loss! HB 198 is currently in committee in the Ohio House of Representatives. Nicknamed “Madeline’s Law” in honor of a young woman who struggled to afford hearing aids because her health insurance did not cover the cost, this bill would require private health insurance policies to cover the…

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Updated Information Regarding STRS Ohio Member Eligibility

Gov. Mike Dewine signed AM. Sub H.B. 442 into law in January of 2021. This bill eliminated licensing requirements for several pupil service positions that currently require both a license form the state of Ohio in the specific area of expertise and a seperate Ohio Department of Education (ODE) pupil service license. The new law…

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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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