MSLHA Received 21 Awards

Maine Speech Language Hearing Association took part in the contest of professional excellence “Best Speech Therapy Center 2019”. The competition was held on 1-3 August.

The purpose of the competition is to stimulate the growth of the professional culture of a speech therapist teacher, improve pedagogical skills, identify the best experience in the teaching and methodological equipment of speech therapy rooms in modern educational conditions.

The competition consisted of two rounds: in the correspondence round, participants presented their results and achievements in professional and social-pedagogical activities.

The face-to-face tour consisted of two competition events “Master Class”, where the participants shared their professional experience with students of various universities.

In the in-person tour, participants expressed and defended their position on a variety of issues in the field of defectology and inclusive education:

  • “Do you need some special qualities for a person who has decided to become a specialist in the field of speech therapy?”
  • “Who should solve the problems associated with the professional burnout of a speech therapist?” Who or what can help him or her?”
  • “Your attitude to inclusive education.”

The final stage of the competition was attended by 10 winners – speech therapists, sign language teachers, specialists working at schools, kindergartens and centers for psychological, pedagogical, social and medical assistance.

Awarding ceremony took place on August 3, 2019. Maine Speech Language Hearing Association became the winner of the competition and received 21 awards in different nominations.