The Ohio School
Speech Pathology
Educational Audiology
Coalition

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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APPLY FOR THE OSSPEAC GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP TODAY!

The OSSPEAC Graduate Scholarship: (Deadline to apply-July 1st) The Ohio School Speech Pathology Educational Audiology Coalition (OSSPEAC) is committed to fostering our profession of speech/language pathology and audiology in Ohio’s universities. The OSSPEAC Graduate Scholarship has been established to raise awareness among graduate students of OSSPEAC and to recognize excellence of academic and clinical skills…

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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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April 2021 GAC Legislative Report

See Below for a quick recap of major issues being discussed this month: The Ohio House recently put their mark on the state’s $75 billion two-year operating budget (HB 110). The House Finance Committee accepted a substitute version of the bill, which called for a 2% across-the-board income tax cut, which House Republicans suggest will…

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IMPORTANT: License Renewal Deadline Extension

Ohio Board of Speech and Hearing Professionals License Renewal Deadline Extended for All The deadline for licensure renewal has been extended by the state legislature to allow licensees to accumulate required CEUs, which pandemic restrictions may have prevented them from doing. The extended deadline for completion of required continuing education and paying for renewal is July 1,…

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December GAC 2020 Legislative Report

On December 22, 2020, the Ohio Senate approved an amended HB 442, which pertains to licensing within the State of Ohio. The bill is now on the Governor’s desk, awaiting his anticipated signature.  What does HB 442 mean for OSSPEAC members? Every 3 years, the Legislature is required to review each state license to determine…

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OSSPEAC Online Virtual Event Series

OSSPEAC is excited to announce a series of online virtual events provided for OSSPEAC members and well as non-member.   This listing will continue to grow as we continue to develop new events.

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Important 2020 Conference Information

Much in the world has changed over the past few months and the OSSPEAC Conference Committee and the OSSPEAC Executive Board have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and associated limitations on our day to day life.  Due to the current realities of life, OSSPEAC has made the difficult decision to postpone our 2020 conference.…

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COVID-19 Information

Ohio Department of Education Click here to get the latest information from The Ohio Department of Education New Resources for Educators, Local Leaders on K-12 Flexibilities, Student Privacy, and Educating Students with Disabilities During Coronavirus Outbreak U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued new resources today that will assist education leaders in protecting student privacy…

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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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