The Ohio School
Speech Pathology
Educational Audiology

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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Call to Action!

Dear OSSPEAC Members, We hope you had the opportunity to vote last Tuesday. Now that the elections are finished, a lame duck session will begin in which bills are reviewed and voted on before the new term begins in January. We need your voice now! Please write a letter (or a second letter if you…

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OSSPEAC Buisness Meeting 2022

We would like to share our most recent business meeting PowerPoint from October 2022. Please review this information related to OSSPEAC, including our scholarship winners!

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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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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.

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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!


Check here to see the Resources available to OSSPEAC Members!


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