The Ohio School
Speech Pathology
Educational Audiology
Coalition

Upcoming Related Services Network Meetings

Joe Petrarca, Associate Director, and Bernadette Laughlin will be the Office for Exceptional Children (OEC) representatives at the June 30, 2022, in-person meeting at Summit County Educational Service Center. Join them in person for a fun day of professional learning and sharing. The information and link to register are in the announcement. *In the event…

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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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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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Narrative Interventions: The What, Why, and How… Part 1

Please join us for a FREE EVENT for students April 18, 2022 from 5:30 PM-7:30 PM! This online event will describe narrative interventions, cover the research and evidence base for narrative interventions, including typical development for narrative skills, and provide examples of instructional methods and supports. Click the link below for more information and to…

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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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Call for Presentations!

OSSPEAC is proud to announce that we will be having an in-person conference this year! There will be opportunities for both in-person and virtual attendance. The conference will be at the Spitzer Conference Center In Elyria, Ohio. We are looking for presenters in the areas of speech-language pathology, educational audiology, and related fields. Please click…

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OSSPEAC is currently accepting applications for the Julie Kelly Scholarship!

This scholarship is awarded to an Ohio high school senior who is deaf or hard of hearing pursuing higher education or further educational endeavors. Have a student or someone in mind that would benefit from this scholarship? Please share the link below for further detail. The application deadline is April 1st!

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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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