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The School Affairs Commitee is a group of speech-language pathologists
who strive to provide information regarding issues faced by SLPs across the state:

~ Shortage of speech pathologists across the state
~ Speech assistance
~ Medicaid billing
~ Topics of interest for SHAA convention
~ SLP-friendly websites
~ Articles that are helpful to SLPs and families
~ Picture boards and helpful worksheets

If you have any questions, concerns or ideas that would be beneficial to SLPs across the state please let me know at shixon@hoover.k12.al.us.

Ms. Stephanie S. Hixon
School Affairs Committee Chair



Sections:
Info4U / Rx'd Articles / Salary Supplement / Voice Issues / Pictures, Please! / WebSites4U

"INFO 4 U"

We are planning to post new information quarterly on the SHAA website. Our goal is to provide information that could possibly help you in your speech therapy sessions or in the classroom. Information will vary from websites that other speech pathologists have found helpful, informational therapy handouts, or useful worksheets. Also, if you would like to contribute something that you have found, please email it to Stephanie Hixon, Committee Chair, at ALschools@AlabamaSHAA.org.


Recommended articles on ASHA's website, February 2007:

Children and Bilingualism:
http://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/Bilingual-Children.htm

Speech-Language Pathologists' Role in Reading and Writing:
http://www.asha.org/about/news/tipsheets/SLPs-Role.htm

Pragmatics:
http://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/pragmatics.htm

Fluency: (This link added October 2007)
http://www.asha.org/public/speech/disorders/stuttering.htm

Fluency-related hand-outs from Super Duper:

Causes and Treatments of Stuttering in Young Children
A Parent's and Teacher's Guide to Fluency
Encouraging Spontaneous Speech from a Dysfluent Child


STATES THAT HAVE PASSED SALARY SUPPLEMENT LEGISLATION

See a document from ASHA, downloaded 10/'09.

LOCAL DISTRICTS THAT PROVIDE SUPPLEMENTS:

See a document from ASHA, downloaded 10/'09.

Read: A comparison of NBPTS and CCC to help when discussing the salary supplement issue for school-based SLPs in Alabama
(Pick a format: .doc, or .pdf)


Voice Problems in Teachers? Tell your colleagues! www.VoiceAcademy.org
A free website for teachers. A free ready-to-go, in-service education program can be downloaded and used as an in-service tool. Includes a Communicators Media Kit for promoting this project.
[Funded by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD).]  


"Web Sites 4 U"

Super Duper offers some great FREE handouts for teachers and parents!

http://www.superduperinc.com/handouts.asp

You will appreciate this age calculator for all of your assessments!

http://www.superduperinc.com/agecalc/

Want a fun, easy way to earn FREE products for your speech classroom?
Sign up to be a test examiner with Super Duper and/or LinguiSystems!

http://www.superduperinc.com/applicant/index.htm http://www.linguisystems.com/testing.php

Need some CEU hours? Both LinguiSystems and Super Duper
offer ASHA approved courses online!

http://www.linguisystems.com/ceu_intro.php http://www.superduperinc.com/CEU/

Some great websites for therapy!

http://www.quia.com/pages/havemorefun.html
http://www.quia.com/pages/havefun.html
http://www.sesameworkshop.org/sesamestreet/games
/flash.php?contentId=9495524&
http://www.speechtx.com/ http://www.puzzle-maker.com/WS/index.htm
http://www.janbrett.com/ http://www.nickjr.com/
http://www.learningplanet.com/act/fl/aact/index.asp http://www.starfall.com/
http://www.enchantedlearning.com
http://www.enchantedlearning.com
http://www.starfall.com
http://www.internet4classrooms.com/month2month.htm
http://www.handyhandouts.com/
http://www.sayitright.org/free-stuff.html
http://www.EvolvingWithIDEA2004.com

Extensive listing of directories of support services, resources about disorders, links to many organizations, etc.

See also our Links page.


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