Back to School! – Well, Sort Of
SPG’s teletherapy team has been hard at work putting together trainings, resources, tech help and guidance, as most of us are entering into supporting students through distance learning again this fall. This Back to School Teletherapy Info is a great summary of the support that is available to you.
Also, go to My Resources, available to you via SPG’s OneLogIn and take a look at the growing Clinical Resources library there.
Enlist the help of your colleagues to help you as you kick off the school year, or any time. We have an amazing community of professionals at SPG, and you can tap into this resource by joining one or all of SPG’s Special Interest Groups to learn from your colleagues:
- Cultural and Linguistic Diversity SIG – to join, contact Maret Wilson, email@example.com
- AAC/AT SIG – to join, contact Mollie Mindel, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Behavior Intervention for SLPs SIG – to join, contact Kathryn Germer, email@example.com
Keeping You Informed
At SPG, we want to help you stay in the know so that you can best serve your students, uphold ASHA’s code of ethics, and navigate the many questions that come up in our field. A couple bits of info:
According to CA Senate Bill 98, which was passed in June, IEPs Must Document Emergency Distance Learning Services
A number of waivers have been approved that impact RPE supervision, SLPA supervision, license renewal/extension and more. Find the details here.
Critically important conversations are happening in speech-language pathology. There is so much work to be done to root out biased and racist practices in our field.
Here are just a few high points to help us take steps in the right direction. Also, keep an eye out for some exciting new professional development topics and speakers coming to SPG.
Did you see Representation Matters: The Importance of Using Diverse Picture Books in Therapy presented by Shontaye Gover, M.S. CCC-SLP? It is a must-see, and check out her website here with great book ideas.
Here is some more food for thought:
Congratulations to Paige Rosano and Hiroe Lavallis,
whose permanent SLP licenses recently posted!
Way to go!