The Ohio School
Speech Pathology
Educational Audiology

First Community of Practice Meeting for 2023-2024!

Please join us for our first meeting of OSSPEAC’s Community of Practice 2023-2024! Please see attached flyer for more information and a link to the zoom session.

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In the works!

OSSPEAC is working on a free professional development opportunity to address government affairs as it relates to our field. Be on the lookout for more details in the future!

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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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House Bill 198

House Bill 198, known as Madeline’s Law, would require health insurers to cover the cost of hearing aids for Ohioans ages 21 and under. By an overwhelming majority, the bill passed the House and moved to the Senate for reconciliation. When lawmakers return in August, OSHGAC will be monitoring and potentially recommending organizations to act.

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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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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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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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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