ArkSHA 2021 State of Affairs

Thursday, April 22
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM

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6:15-6:30 pm Event Log-in
6:30-6:40 pm Intro to ArkSHA Leadership and leadership Structure
6:40-6:45 pm 2021 ArkSHA Convention Update
6:45-6:55 2021 Government Relations Advocacy Efforts
6:55-7:15 Legislative Session Update and Resources from our Lobbyists
7:15-7:25 StAR, SEAL, StAMP Updates
7:25-7:30 Member Recruitment Opportunities
7:30-7:35 Questions

This presentation will serve as a way to learn about the infrastructure of the Arkansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ArkSHA), to discuss and possibly identify 2021 advocacy efforts, and to discuss resources for improving service provision for current and future SLPs in the state. State leaders will discuss professional development opportunities, leadership structure and up-to-date rules for SLPs in the state.

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:
1. Identify leadership and leadership structure of the Arkansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association
2. Identify upcoming professional development opportunities
3. Discuss resources available to improve service provision
4. Discuss rules and regulations for SLPs in Arkansas
5. Identify and Discuss local and national opportunities for advocacy, both for the profession and person served

Aleecia Starkey, MSP, CCC-SLP, CBIS has over forty years of experience working in public school, acute care hospitals, nursing homes, pediatric developmental centers, private practice and as a consultant for the department of education in the areas of traumatic and non-traumatic brain injuries and autism spectrum disorders. She received her Master of Speech Pathology from Arkansas State University in 1977 and her Bachelor of Science in Education from Arkansas State University in 1973. She is also a Certified Brain Injury Specialist through the American Brain Injury Association. Aleecia is a past recipient of the Paula J. Gober Public School Award and was recognized as an Outstanding Alumnus in Speech-Language Pathology by Arkansas State University. She has presented extensively to speech-language professionals and educations over the last 30 years in the areas of brain-based learning, brain injury, brain development and autism spectrum disorder. Aleecia is a past president of Arkansas Speech-Language Hearing Association and continues to be an advocate for speech-language and hearing professionals and consumers. She has been married to Danny for over 44 years and is a mother and a MeMe.

Financial disclosure: None
Non-financial: President of ArkSHA, member of ASHA

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The live, virtual session is being submitted for 0.05 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level; Professional area.) 
7025 -  Public Policy Issues Associated with Speech, Language, Hearing and Related Disorders

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