School-Based Professionals

The 2017-18 Vice-President for SLP Public Schools is Blake Donovan and the Committee Chair is Alyssa Webster.

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.
Licensure Information

Research Project
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at West Virginia University is requesting SLPs to participate in a research project to learn about current delivery of services for students with language disorders in the schools. This research project is a follow-up to a project that was conducted in the fall of 2008. This project is being conducted by Jayne Brandel, Ph.D., in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at West Virginia University. Participation is greatly appreciated and will take approximately 15 minutes for you to fill out the survey.
Involvement in this project is completely voluntary and your responses will be kept confidential. All data will be reported in aggregate. Participants should be practicing speech-language pathologists who work within the school setting. I will not ask any information that should lead back to your identity as a participant. You may skip any question you do not wish to answer and you may discontinue at any time. The survey will be available until November 15. West Virginia University’s Institutional Review Board acknowledgement of this project is on file.
If you choose to participate, you may access the online survey using the link below.

Program of the Year
The intent of the Public School Committee's Program of the Year Award is to give visible recognition to outstanding speech, language, and hearing programs in the public schools of Michigan and to those persons responsible for their development and implementation.  
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