School-Based Professionals

The 2021 Vice-President for SLP Public Schools is Michele Montmorency

Public School Committee Mission Statement:
The purpose of the Committee on Public Schools (PSC) is to support and represent public school personnel affiliated with the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MSHA) including Speech/Language Pathologists, Teachers of the Hearing Impaired, Educational Audiologists, Supervisors of Speech-Language-Hearing Services and other educational personnel. The PSC monitors and responds to issues affecting the provision of services in the public schools. In addition, the PSC encourages and celebrates excellence in public school programs through the conferring of awards.


The Public School Committee consists of speech, language and hearing professionals from across the state of Michigan. The functions of the committee include:

  • Monitors issues affecting provision of services in the public schools
  • Coordinates the Public School Forum held at the MSHA Annual Conference
  • Reviews nominations and selects recipients for the MSHA Program of the Year Award
  • Submits suggestions to the Vice President for Professional Development and Education for invited speakers at the MSHA Annual Conference.
All interested Public School SLPs are invited to join the Public School Committee. If you are interested in joining the committee please email the MSHA Office at msha@att.net or call the office at 517.332.5691.

Licensure Information


Announcements:
The ASHA Workload Calculator is designed to help school-based SLPs identify the amount of time spent on direct and indirect services, compliance (including paperwork), and other daily activities. Gain insights on how your weekly scheduled hours compare to the number of actual hours spent performing each task and see a breakdown of your workload activities.

We are recruiting SLPs who are currently providing services to K-12 students with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities who are working on speech sound production.  Our initial survey will query SLPs regarding their geographic location, caseload size, years of experience, experience pertaining to services for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, and job satisfaction. This survey will require that SLPs provide their name and email address in order to receive a $20 gift card for their participation. Participants will then be asked to download an app to their phone and participate for 5 work days via  ~1 minute surveys on the app.  The ~1 minute surveys will pertain to their most recent speech therapy session. 

If any questions arise, please email classlabfsu@gmail.com. For more information regarding this survey. Thank you in advance for your consideration and time. 

New ASHA Certification Maintenance Requirement.  If you’re in the January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2022 certification maintenance interval there is a new maintenance requirement that went into effect.
Answers you may have about this new requirement:

  • Who? This requirement applies to all individuals who hold the CCC-A and/or CCC-SLP. 
  • What? Out of the 30 required professional development hours earned for certification maintenance, at least 1 hour must be in the area of ethics.
  • When? This requirement has a staggered start.  Future maintenance intervals will follow (2021-2023 and 2022-2024) so that soon all certificate holders will be participating.
  • How Often? This requirement is in effect for this and all future 3-year maintenance intervals.

If you have further questions about this ethics professional development, please contact the ASHA Action Center at 800-498-2071, or send an e-mail with your questions to certification@asha.org.

Starting January 1, 2020, Clinical supervisors and CF mentors will be required to have 2 hours professional development in the area of Supervision post-certification.  MSHA will be offering a 2-hour class on Supervision at the MSHA  Annual Conference, March 24-26, 2022 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing and also with the 2021 Spree of Seminars.

♦Supervision: Professional Development Requirements:

•Who? All clinical supervisor and clinical fellowship (CF) mentors providing supervision/clinical instruction for students and/or Clinical Fellows for purposes of ASHA certification. 
•What? Complete a minimum of 2 hours of professional development in the area of supervision/clinical instruction 
•When? After being awarded the CCC-A or CCC-SLP.
•How Often? One time.

 

♦The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), released information on additional funds targeted to Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) providers through the Provider Relief Fund... Read More

Information Regarding COVID-19 

♦Oakland Schools Guidance: Conducting School-Based Evaluations for Special Education Eligibility during COVID-19

♦Michigan Safe Schools Roadmap

♦State School Reopening Plans
 
ASHA’s Position Statement on Reopening Schools

♦Compliance Requirements for IDEA and MARSE during a Public Health Emergency

♦Questions and Answers on Providing Services to Children with Disabilities During a COVID-19 Outbreak

♦Educational Resources

♦More Educational Resources

MDE has a list of resources regarding the "Read by Grade Three" law here:https://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-28753_74161-498394--,00.html This list includes a rolling FAQ in the Read by Grade 3 Guide:https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/Read_Grade_3_Guide_638247_7.pdf

 

 Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education (information on caseload size can be found on page 103)
 
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