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The Maine Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MSLHA) is dedicated to establishing exemplary professional training and practices standards, to exchanging information and ideas, and to acting as a unified voice for upgrading the profession within our state. MSLHA is the officially recognized professional association for Maine speech-language pathologists and audiologists by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). Become a member today!
Here is some great news from our Legislative Committee!
Our bill, LD 687: An Act Regarding Reimbursement for Speech and Language Pathology Services, a bill that will increase MaineCare Reimbursement rates for speech and language therapy, keep SLPs in the field (and in Maine), increase the number of SLPs who can see preschoolers with speech and/or language impairments, get kids the speech and language therapy they need before entering public school, and ultimately help to improve kids' chances at school success, has been carried over into the 2018 legislative session. Stay tuned! (7/13/17)
A Message from Sharon Peabody, MSLHA President:
I would like to bring your attention to a position that is open for Maine SLPs to fill. We are currently looking for a second ASHA STARs rep for the state of Maine. Thank you so much Melanie Lajoie and Marisa Small for your work in this position in the past! Maine is allowed 2 STARs reps. Kim Feeney, MSLHA's advisor to the legislative committee, is interested in one of the STARs rep positions.
In communication with Susan Adams, MSLHA's ASHA liaison, she commented that we could decide to have a "habilitation point person" for our second STARs rep.
Also, in communication with Laurie Alban Havens, Director of Private Health Plans and Medicaid Advocacy for ASHA, she suggested that our second STARs rep may be filled by an audiologist.
Or...If you are an AUD or SLP who is interested in becoming a "habilitation point person", also contact me!
Please say you will represent Maine on the ASHA SLP Advisory Council!
Advisory Council Position
*Please note that this position is not time intensive, requiring one on-site meeting at the ASHA office in March and no more than 2-3 hours per month.
If we are unable to find a candidate, Maine will not have representation. It's time to get even more involved in our national association.
The Committee on Nominations and Elections will be meeting Wednesday, January 20 and we would need to have a nominee by then for them to be on the ballot.
Let me know ASAP if you are interested.
Let's put Maine back on the map!