Dear USHA Member:

Thank you for joining USHA! We are excited to welcome you to the association. We want you to feel that you are a valued member of a great organization, whose goal is to serve the interests of its members through:

·    Continuing education opportunities and our annual spring convention

·    Advocacy with various state agencies and national organizations including the State Office of Education, Department of Occupational Licensing, the Utah State Legislature, and ASHA 

·    Promoting our professions in the community

·    Enhancing communication and collaboration with members from around the state

We also offer volunteer opportunities to serve as a member or chair of a committee, involved in serving on our Executive Board. As a member of the board, members have the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with other professionals who share a passion for being involved and giving back to their profession. I have attached a brief outline of responsibilities for each committee, to better help you understand the workings of our organization and to give you information, if you are interested in becoming more involved.

Please feel free to contact me at any time, if you have questions or ideas that could further USHA’s mission. Thank you again and we look forward to a great year!

Sincerely,

Sarah Cox, USHA President

mailto:ushaonline1@gmail.com

 Click here to see a list of our committees

 

Dear USHA Member:

Thank you for joining USHA! We are excited to welcome you to the association. We want you to feel that you are a valued member of a great organization, whose goal is to serve the interests of its members through:

·     Continuing education opportunities and our annual spring convention

·     Advocacy with various state agencies and national organizations including the State Office of Education, Department of Occupational Licensing, the Utah State Legislature, and ASHA 

·     Promoting our professions in the community

·     Enhancing communication and collaboration with members from around the state

We also offer volunteer opportunities to serve as a member or chair of a committee, involved in serving on our Executive Board. As a member of the board, members have the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with other professionals who share a passion for being involved and giving back to their profession. I have attached a brief outline of responsibilities for each committee, to better help you understand the workings of our organization and to give you information, if you are interested in becoming more involved.

Please feel free to contact me at any time, if you have questions or ideas that could further USHA’s mission. Thank you again and we look forward to a great year!

Sincerely,

Sarah Cox, USHA President

mailto:ushaonline1@gmail.com


USHA Committees.

Legislative Committee.

It is preferred that the Chair lives in the Salt Lake City area for access to legislative activities. 

Educate members of the Legislature regarding general and specific issues of concern to the speech-language-hearing profession.

Monitor and address legislation which impacts the speech-language-hearing profession throughout the year.

Attend public hearings related to issues concerning the speech-language-hearing profession and, if necessary, arrange to have a speaker at these hearings to represent USHA.

Serve as a liaison to other allied health and educational agencies to support legislation that is mutually beneficial.


Maintain contact with the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing Board (DOPL) for speech language pathologists and audiologists and to be aware of any licensing issues that require legislative change.

Long-Range Planning Committee.

Present an Annual Report at the Fall Business meeting

Develop, update, and monitor a 5-year plan, which will include goals from each committee.

Marketing Committee.

Promote the interests of USHA, which shall include (but is not limited to) soliciting contributions and donations, soliciting sponsors for the newsletter, the membership directory, and other related USHA publications.


Membership & Recruitment Committee.

Receive and process all applications for membership.

Maintain current and accurate records of the membership.

Help recruit new members.

Publish an annual directory of the membership.

Nominations Committee.

Prepare a slate of nominees for each elective office of Second-President Elect.

Nominate individuals to receive awards and honors of USHA and ASHA.

Professional Development Committee.

Pursue avenues in which professionals in speech-language pathology and audiology may engage in continuing education for professional growth.

Promote professional development of members by encouraging collaboration in professional areas such as supervision, specialty certification, public school, private practice, and clinic issues.

Professional Matters Committee.

It is required that you have at least 5 years of continuous professional experience and membership both in state and national speech-language and hearing associations. The focus of this committee shall be practice issues in various settings.

Develop and present to the members, suggestions for implementing policies and practices concerned with issues affecting the speech-language pathologists and audiologists in all employment settings.

Act as a professional grievance committee empowered to hear grievances as a body and make recommendations to the Governing Board.

Hear matters of professional interest regarding relationships, ethics, conduct, standards, and the well- being of USHA.

Program Committee.

Plan and provide programs for the annual spring conference, including arranging topics, speakers, and event planning.

Publications Committee.

Publish a quarterly newsletter, assist the webmaster with the USHA website, and other information pertaining to the interest of USHA.

Ensure that such publications representing USHA have been approved in principle, general content, and doctrine.

Public Relations Committee.

Maintain contacts and share information with persons and organizations interested in the disorders of speech, language, and hearing.

Speak and act regarding matters of corporation policy and professional concern.


Website.

Help the webmaster maintain website content.

Help moderate discussion boards.

Answer questions of members who contact USHA through the website. 

Dear USHA Member:

Thank you for joining USHA! We are excited to welcome you to the association. We want you to feel that you are a valued member of a great organization, whose goal is to serve the interests of its members through:

·     Continuing education opportunities and our annual spring convention

·     Advocacy with various state agencies and national organizations including the State Office of Education, Department of Occupational Licensing, the Utah State Legislature, and ASHA 

·     Promoting our professions in the community

·     Enhancing communication and collaboration with members from around the state

We also offer volunteer opportunities to serve as a member or chair of a committee, involved in serving on our Executive Board. As a member of the board, members have the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with other professionals who share a passion for being involved and giving back to their profession. I have attached a brief outline of responsibilities for each committee, to better help you understand the workings of our organization and to give you information, if you are interested in becoming more involved.

Please feel free to contact me at any time, if you have questions or ideas that could further USHA’s mission. Thank you again and we look forward to a great year!

Sincerely,

Sarah Cox, USHA President

mailto:ushaonline1@gmail.com


USHA Committees.

Legislative Committee.

It is preferred that the Chair lives in the Salt Lake City area for access to legislative activities. 

Educate members of the Legislature regarding general and specific issues of concern to the speech-language-hearing profession.

Monitor and address legislation which impacts the speech-language-hearing profession throughout the year.

Attend public hearings related to issues concerning the speech-language-hearing profession and, if necessary, arrange to have a speaker at these hearings to represent USHA.

Serve as a liaison to other allied health and educational agencies to support legislation that is mutually beneficial.


Maintain contact with the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing Board (DOPL) for speech language pathologists and audiologists and to be aware of any licensing issues that require legislative change.

Long-Range Planning Committee.

Present an Annual Report at the Fall Business meeting

Develop, update, and monitor a 5-year plan, which will include goals from each committee.

Marketing Committee.

Promote the interests of USHA, which shall include (but is not limited to) soliciting contributions and donations, soliciting sponsors for the newsletter, the membership directory, and other related USHA publications.


Membership & Recruitment Committee.

Receive and process all applications for membership.

Maintain current and accurate records of the membership.

Help recruit new members.

Publish an annual directory of the membership.

Nominations Committee.

Prepare a slate of nominees for each elective office of Second-President Elect.

Nominate individuals to receive awards and honors of USHA and ASHA.

Professional Development Committee.

Pursue avenues in which professionals in speech-language pathology and audiology may engage in continuing education for professional growth.

Promote professional development of members by encouraging collaboration in professional areas such as supervision, specialty certification, public school, private practice, and clinic issues.

Professional Matters Committee.

It is required that you have at least 5 years of continuous professional experience and membership both in state and national speech-language and hearing associations. The focus of this committee shall be practice issues in various settings.

Develop and present to the members, suggestions for implementing policies and practices concerned with issues affecting the speech-language pathologists and audiologists in all employment settings.

Act as a professional grievance committee empowered to hear grievances as a body and make recommendations to the Governing Board.

Hear matters of professional interest regarding relationships, ethics, conduct, standards, and the well- being of USHA.

Program Committee.

Plan and provide programs for the annual spring conference, including arranging topics, speakers, and event planning.

Publications Committee.

Publish a quarterly newsletter, assist the webmaster with the USHA website, and other information pertaining to the interest of USHA.

Ensure that such publications representing USHA have been approved in principle, general content, and doctrine.

Public Relations Committee.

Maintain contacts and share information with persons and organizations interested in the disorders of speech, language, and hearing.

Speak and act regarding matters of corporation policy and professional concern.


Website.

Help the webmaster maintain website content.

Help moderate discussion boards.

Answer questions of members who contact USHA through the website. 

Dear USHA Member:

Thank you for joining USHA! We are excited to welcome you to the association. We want you to feel that you are a valued member of a great organization, whose goal is to serve the interests of its members through:

·     Continuing education opportunities and our annual spring convention

·     Advocacy with various state agencies and national organizations including the State Office of Education, Department of Occupational Licensing, the Utah State Legislature, and ASHA 

·     Promoting our professions in the community

·     Enhancing communication and collaboration with members from around the state

We also offer volunteer opportunities to serve as a member or chair of a committee, involved in serving on our Executive Board. As a member of the board, members have the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with other professionals who share a passion for being involved and giving back to their profession. I have attached a brief outline of responsibilities for each committee, to better help you understand the workings of our organization and to give you information, if you are interested in becoming more involved.

Please feel free to contact me at any time, if you have questions or ideas that could further USHA’s mission. Thank you again and we look forward to a great year!

Sincerely,

Sarah Cox, USHA President

mailto:ushaonline1@gmail.com


USHA Committees.

Legislative Committee.

It is preferred that the Chair lives in the Salt Lake City area for access to legislative activities. 

Educate members of the Legislature regarding general and specific issues of concern to the speech-language-hearing profession.

Monitor and address legislation which impacts the speech-language-hearing profession throughout the year.

Attend public hearings related to issues concerning the speech-language-hearing profession and, if necessary, arrange to have a speaker at these hearings to represent USHA.

Serve as a liaison to other allied health and educational agencies to support legislation that is mutually beneficial.


Maintain contact with the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing Board (DOPL) for speech language pathologists and audiologists and to be aware of any licensing issues that require legislative change.

Long-Range Planning Committee.

Present an Annual Report at the Fall Business meeting

Develop, update, and monitor a 5-year plan, which will include goals from each committee.

Marketing Committee.

Promote the interests of USHA, which shall include (but is not limited to) soliciting contributions and donations, soliciting sponsors for the newsletter, the membership directory, and other related USHA publications.


Membership & Recruitment Committee.

Receive and process all applications for membership.

Maintain current and accurate records of the membership.

Help recruit new members.

Publish an annual directory of the membership.

Nominations Committee.

Prepare a slate of nominees for each elective office of Second-President Elect.

Nominate individuals to receive awards and honors of USHA and ASHA.

Professional Development Committee.

Pursue avenues in which professionals in speech-language pathology and audiology may engage in continuing education for professional growth.

Promote professional development of members by encouraging collaboration in professional areas such as supervision, specialty certification, public school, private practice, and clinic issues.

Professional Matters Committee.

It is required that you have at least 5 years of continuous professional experience and membership both in state and national speech-language and hearing associations. The focus of this committee shall be practice issues in various settings.

Develop and present to the members, suggestions for implementing policies and practices concerned with issues affecting the speech-language pathologists and audiologists in all employment settings.

Act as a professional grievance committee empowered to hear grievances as a body and make recommendations to the Governing Board.

Hear matters of professional interest regarding relationships, ethics, conduct, standards, and the well- being of USHA.

Program Committee.

Plan and provide programs for the annual spring conference, including arranging topics, speakers, and event planning.

Publications Committee.

Publish a quarterly newsletter, assist the webmaster with the USHA website, and other information pertaining to the interest of USHA.

Ensure that such publications representing USHA have been approved in principle, general content, and doctrine.

Public Relations Committee.

Maintain contacts and share information with persons and organizations interested in the disorders of speech, language, and hearing.

Speak and act regarding matters of corporation policy and professional concern.


Website.

Help the webmaster maintain website content.

Help moderate discussion boards.

Answer questions of members who contact USHA through the website. 


Upcoming Events:

Annual USHA Conference: 
March 5-6 2015 
Ogden Eccles Conference Center in Ogden, Utah



Autism Workshop: 

We have received so many requests for an autism workshop devoted to adolescent issues, we have worked hard to get this workshop put together and turned around as soon as possible.  This means it is right around the corner, Jan. 30, so register ASAP before the holiday rush.    We have a fast-paced, jam-packed day of presenters from BYU, USU, U of U, UVU and private practice covering psychology, psychiatry and health care, executive function, legal issues, law enforcement, transition, and post-secondary planning.  We are offering 7 CEU's across all disciplines, Medical, Nursing, Social Work, ASHA, Psychology, and Education.  We are also repeating the highlight of last year's workshop undefined the panel discussion, including individuals with ASD and family members to talk about their own experiences surviving adolescence with ASD. A new addition this year will be the working lunch with social skills experts at each table.  Online streaming will be offered again this year (with improvements!).  Parents are also welcome at the workshop, please pass this along to any families you serve who will be interested.  

 

 Registration is now open, go to 

 

http://ce.byu.edu/cw/autism/  or  autism workshop.byu.edu   for online registration.  

 

Here is the slate: 

 

8: 00 Continental Breakfast and Registration

8:30 - Ryan Kellems, PhDundefinedBYU Transition Process in Education

9:30 - Jon Cox, PhDundefinedBYU, Laurie Bowen,MEdundefinedUVU, Tyra Sellers, PhDundefinedUSU  Post–Secondary Education Supports and Programs

10:30 - Lisa Thornton, JD and Rodger Broomé, PhDundefinedUVU  Legal IssuesundefinedGuardianship and Law Enforcement

11:30 – Working lunch with social skills experts

12:30 - Jennifer Cardinal, PhD  Executive Function Deficits and Interventions for ASD

1:30 - Julia Connelly, PhDundefinedUniversity of Utah,The Spectrum of Mental Health Needs and Services for Adolescents with ASD

2:30 – Break

2:45 - Deborah Bilder, MD undefined University of Utah,  Autism and Adolescence

3:45 - Panel Discussion, Terisa Gabrielsen, PhD–BYU, Moderator, Individuals with ASD and Family Members

 

The workshop concludes at 4:45.  CEU certificates will be delivered online to attendees who attend in person or online and complete evaluations.


Feeding Therapy Workshop in Park City

Feeding Therapy: A Sensory-Motor Approach
February 5 - 6, 2015

In Lori’s updated Sensory/Motor Approach to Feeding class the complex issues surrounding feeding disorders are discussed. The class reflects new research and understanding of sensory processing and the impact on feeding. Pre-feeding exercises designed to develop the motor skills for safe, effective, nutritive feeding and therapeutic feeding techniques are targeted. The class includes two live evaluations and program plans, as well as interactive sensory and feeding practicums.
 
Learning Outcomes:
1. Identify and define the developmental acquisition of feeding skills.
2. Identify individual oral-phase feeding deficiencies.
3. List at least four goals of an SLP-administered oral-motor feeding program.
4. Explain the benefits of improved oral movement in cases of oral-phase feeding deficiencies.

http://www.talktools.com/feeding-therapy-a-sensory-motor-approach-park-city-utah/"


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