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24th Annual Conference

Professional Licensure: Don’t Leave It to Chance! 
October 13 - 15, 2011 
Bally's Las Vegas Casino

"The conference themes are current and information is covered in-depth. Hearing new
perspectives on problems we are dealing with is helpful."

"Useful in learning how different states respond to similar issues."

"Very impressive (conference)!"

"I thought every part of the conference was beneficial."

Download Gip Seaver's powerpoint presentation on the new Speech-Language Pathology Certification Standards required by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Learner Outcomes

Pre-Conference Workshop/Training for Board Members
  • Delineate key components of laws as well as rules and regulations that govern the practice of speech-language pathology and audiology.
  • Describe elements of the disciplinary process and its application to the professions through participation in a mock hearing.
  • Differentiate the function of professional associations and regulatory boards in the regulation of the practice of speech-language pathology and audiology.
  • Draft a consent order and agreement.
  • Engage in the process utilized in examining potential complaints and ethics violations as well as in reporting to the HIPDB.
Conference Sessions

  • Discuss the role of the consumer member on a speech-language pathology and audiology licensure board.
  • Delineate changes in ASHA’s Revised Model Bill and the proposed revisions to SLP certification standards.
  • Analyze differences in scope of practice related to instrumental assessments.
  • Identify challenges and successes experienced by state boards and staff in the regulation of the professions.
  • Evaluate economic strategies utilized by administrators relative to regulation of speech-language pathologists and audiologists.
  • Examine current trends regarding discipline, licensing the international graduate, telepractice and universal licensure.

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