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Thanks to funding received from Ohio's Office for Exceptional Children, OSSPEAC has established a supportive network for Educational Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists. Our aims are to support AUDs and SLPs in their challenging work and to help schools recruit and retain highly qualified communication professionals. Working in the schools can be hard. Be a part of our CoP team!


If you are an early career communication professional or are transitioning from another professional setting, this is the group for you! The CoP is designed to help you develop the problem solving and self-advocacy skills needed to thrive in a school environment. Mentees in the CoP will be connected with a group of nurturing, seasoned professionals as well as other SLPs and audiologists who are new to the school setting. If you are within your first three years of working in the schools, learn more and/or you can sign up to be a mentee in OSSPEAC's Community of Practice. Click the link below to sign up for the 2023-2024 school year! 


Mentors have worked in the schools for a minimum of six years. They will share their expertise in the field, listen, provide supportive feedback, and assist with finding additional resources. If you are interested in learning more about being an OSSPEAC CoP mentor, you’ll find more information and an application here. Click the link below to sign up for the 2023-2024 school year! 

Upcoming events for the 2023-2024 School Year:

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Tuesday, April 9th, 2024 @ 4:00 PM: Clear the Air! Education Audiology Discussion on Auditory Processing Testing and Treatment  Register here! 

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Wednesday, April 10th, 2024 @ 7PM: Dyslexia Follow-Up and Self-Care Experience. Register Here.

Past events:

Friday, March 8, 2024 @ 11:30 am: Dyslexia Panel

Monday, February 5, 2024 @ 11:30 am: AUDs Workload, Caseload and Advocating for Yourself with Cheryl DeConde Johnson.

Monday, February 7, 2024 @ 7:00 pm: SLPs- Implementing a Workload Approach with Julie Hauck.

January 9, 2024: Serving Deaf/Hard of Hearing Students on Your Caseload.

December 5, 2023: Resolving Ethical Dilemmas with Gregg Thornton and Carrie Spangler. Handouts here. No recording available.

November 7, 2023: Answering Your ETR, IEP, and MTSS Questions with Bernadette Laughlin. Click here to view. 

October 17, 2023: All About Relationships with Judy Rich. Click here to view

September 6, 2023: Cut Through the Red Tape ETRs, IEPs, and Universal Supports with Lisa Saylor. Click here to view 

August 29, 2023: Welcome to OSSPEAC's Community of Practice. Click here to view 

August 7, 2023: SLPs – Scheduling Considerations for Caseload Management with BeckyAnn Harker.
AUDs – Get in gEAR, Streamlining In-Services for Students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing with Pat Skidmore and Carrie Spangler. Click here to view