Extended Deadline for 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.

2022 Nominations Schedule:

Honors nominations deadline extension of August 2, 2022.
Committee on Honors will meet in late August to review nominations and select this year’s recipients.
Award recipients will be notified in mid-August.
Recipients will be honored in a special way at the OSSPEAC Conference.
The 3 award categories are Honors of OSSPEAC, Founder’s Award, and Outstanding Service Award.

A short description of the award categories is below.

Honors of OSSPEAC
This honor is awarded to a speech/language pathologist and /or educational audiologist who has worked in a school/educational setting and is currently an OSSPEAC member. This award is presented to an individual who has made outstanding contributions through:

Participation in/contribution to OSSPEAC
Outstanding work as a clinician/supervisor
Providing or initiating innovative programming
Contribution to publications/literature/research
Other areas of achievement deemed worthy of nomination

Founders’ Award
This honor is awarded to up to two members in good standing who exemplify the mission of OSSPEAC, “Removing Communication Barriers for Ohio’s Children” will be honored. The speech/language pathologist and/or educational audiologist will have made an impact through service to their local school district or student(s) in their school district. The following factors are considered:

Improvement of the life of students who have speech, language, and hearing needs
Collaboration with district personnel, parents, and students
Excellence in innovative contributions and programs to the work setting
Professionalism
Leadership at the local level
This award is presented by OSSPEAC in honor of the Founders’ of OSSPEAC.

Kathleen D. Shelby Outstanding Service Award
This award is presented to an individual who has provided outstanding support to speech/language pathology and/or educational audiology services being provided in a school/educational setting. Recipients may include a classroom teacher, administrator, classroom assistant, educational interpreter, intervention specialist, occupational or physical therapist, counselor, social worker, parent, legislator, or member of another organization.

Please click the link to submit your nominations!

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