January 2018
The Newsletter of the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Volume Forty One, Number One, January 2018

This is the Newsletter of the
Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association

   Radisson Hotel in Kalamazoo

Dawn Kutney, Editor
790 W. Lake Lansing Rd.
Suite 400
East Lansing, Michigan  48823
email address:  msha@att.net
Website: www.michiganspeechhearing.org

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   For more information on how you can be involved with MSHA or to contact the board members visit: 


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MSHA Executive Board & Advisory Assembly 2017-2018

MSHA Executive Board:

Natalie Douglas, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Lisa Register, M.A., CCC-SLP
Past President: 
Laura Lenkey, Ph.D., CCC- SLP

Katharine Elder, M.A., CFY-SLP
Sherry Riedel, M.A., CCC-SLP
VP for Advocacy:
Kelli Pierce, M.A., CCC-SLP
VP for Audiology Services:
VP for Membership:
Greg Spray, M.A., CCC-SLP
VP for Professional Dev & Education:
Terry Lange-Winkel, M.A., CCC-SLP
VP Elect for Prof Dev & Education:
Jacqueline Gale, M.A., CCC-SLP
VP for Public Relations:
Erica Neller, M.A., CCC-SLP
VP for SLP/Healthcare:
Rosalyn Davis, M.S., CCC-SLP
VP for SLP/Public Schools:
Blake Donovan,  M.A., CCC-SLP

MSHA Advisory Assembly:
Audiology Practice:
Communications and Networking:
Erica Neller, M.A., CCC-SLP
Continuing Education:
Sarah Choss, M.A., CCC-SLP
Ethics & Standards:
SLP Healthcare:
Rosalyn Davis, M.A., CCC-SLP
SLP Public School:
Alyssa Webster, M.A., CFY-SLP
Student Affairs:
Callan Gavigan, M.A., CFY-SLP
MSHA Members-at-Large
N.W. Michigan:
Michelle Baumgartner, M.A., CCC-SLP
S.E. Michigan:
Karen O'Leary, M.A., CCC-SLP
S.W. Michigan:
Kirsten Haverberg, M.A., CCC-SLP
N.E. Michigan:
Ashley Gutowski, M.A., CCC-SLP
Upper Peninsula:
Elizabeth Curtis, M.A., CCC-SLP
Member-at-Large Representing Students:
Beth Westrate, M.A., CFY-SLP,  Grand Valley State University
ASHA Advisory Councilors:
Cary Cekola, M.A.,CCC-SLP
AUD:  Margot Beckerman, Au.D., CCC-A

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MSHF Silent Auction Donations Needed

Heather Balog, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

       The Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation’s annual Silent Auction will be held once again at the MSHA Annual Conference in Kalamazoo March 22-24, 2018! This is the Foundation’s major fundraiser for the year. It is a great chance to bid on fun items, a chance to meet Board Members, and find out what the Foundation is planning for the future. You might even consider joining the Board!
   But, we cannot do it without YOU! Your generous donations to the silent auction are essential to making the auction a continued success. Please see the link here for the MSHF Silent Auction Donation Form or  contact Tamara Baubie at tbaubie@hotmail.com  to make arrangements for a donation. All proceeds will go to the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation to support scholarships for students pursuing graduate degrees in audiology and/or speech-language pathology  

   Please go our our MSHF website to see profiles of these outstanding students www.msha-foundation.org

   The MSHF Silent Auction continues to be the most significant source of income for our scholarships to our wonderful students.  Plan to be involved in the Silent Auction again at MSHA in Kalamazoo for MSHA 2018.  Donations are needed - bids will be fun.

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MSHA Advocacy Day at the Capitol May 9, 2018

Kelli Pierce, M.A., CCC-SLP

   Mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 9, 2018 for the MSHA Advocacy Day at the State Capitol in downtown Lansing.  This event will be hosted by MSHA Lobbyist Noah Smith from Capitol Services, and Kelli Pierce, M.A., CCC-SLP, MSHA V-P for Advocacy.  A light lunch will be provided for those attending and invited legislators in the West Wing of the Capitol at 11:30 am.  The MSHA Executive Board and Advisory Assembly will be present as well to meet with our individual legislators to introduce ourselves and share the issues and concerns that are important for all of us in the field of communication disorders. 

   We invite all MSHA members to join us in this important event to advocate for the students, clients and patients we serve.  This event is sponsored by the MSHA-PAC and a grant from ASHA to involve students from our universities.

   For more info contact the MSHA office at 517/332-5691 or email us at msha@att.net

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Thanks to our Sponsors at MSHA

  Thanks to all of our Sponsors at MSHA who help us with the cost of the MSHA Conference.   Thanks to Northern Michigan University, Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences Program,  and Michigan State University, Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders for their sponsorship of our Undergraduate and Graduate Student Sessions in 2018.   Let us hear from you if you wish to sponsor an event at MSHA.  We have receptions and events that need your help.  Contact the MSHA Office at msha@att.net or find our Sponsorship Form online here.
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Save the Dates: Upcoming MSHA Conferences

MSHA Conference 2018:
March 22-24, 2018,
Radisson Plaza Hotel, Kalamazoo

MSHA Conference 2019:
March 21-23, 2019,
Kellogg Center, East Lansing

MSHA Conference 2020:
In the works! Date and location to be announced soon.

The next et cetera newsletter will be emailed to all MSHA members in February, 2018.

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Kopp Memorial Lectures at Wayne State University

Nan Liening, M.A., CCC-SLP

    The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Wayne State University will sponsor the Annual Kopp Memorial Lecture on April 20, 2018. Our speaker will be Sarah Wallace Ph.D., CCC-SLP. Dr. Wallace is an Associate Professor and Program Director for the Adult Language and Cognition Clinic at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. Dr. Wallace also directs the Communication and Cognition Lab. A graduate of Western Michigan University, Sarah also has clinical experience providing services to individuals with acquired communication disorders and her specialties include multi modal intervention to assist people with neurogenic communication breakdowns, compensatory strategies that support reading and auditory comprehension in people with aphasia, and integrating technology into provision of clinical services for individuals with neurogenic communication disorders. Her lecture topic will include the use of AAC in the treatment of aphasia. 

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Loud and Proud Singers

Lynn Chenoweth, MT-BC

   You are all invited to join a Hootenanny Sing-Along with the Loud & Proud Singers.  We are a community singing group for persons with aphasia or voice disorders related to STROKE, PARKINSON’S, TBI or other neurological conditions. ALL levels of impairment welcome. BRING A FRIEND, LUNCH, & ENTHUSIASM!  This happens weekly on Wednesdays: Beginning January 17, 2018 at the Towsley Health Bldg. (Huron Woods) 5361 McAuley Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48106-0995 MONTHLY:4TH FRIDAYS (Beginning January 26, 2018) The Health and Fitness Center  4833 E. Huron River Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48105 TIME: Same for both days. Donation: $5.00.  LUNCH: Noon - 1:00 p.m. (Please bring your own) SING: 1:00 - 2:00 pm. For additional info contact Lynn Chenoweth, MT-BC (Music Therapist-Board Certified) Email: MIaphasiacenter@gmail.com Phone: 734.429.5679 (home) or 734.417.7182 (mobile) The Loud & Proud Singers is a Life-Participation Activity.

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Coming Events

It Takes Two To Talk
02/02/2018- 02/04/2018
8:30 am-4:30 pm
Marion Education Center
Franciscan Health Crown Point 1201 South Main St. Ste C
Crown Point (Schereville), IN 46309
A Hanen certification workshop.  This interactive and hands-on 3 day workshop offers effective and research-based strategies for involving parents in early intervention process that ensure best possible outcomes for young children and families! Space is limited and our workshops fill quickly.  Offered for 2.2 ASHA CEUs.


S.P.E.A.K.Winter Workshop
8:30-11:30 am
Washtenaw ISD
1819 S. Wagner Rd. Seminar 1 and 2
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Speak Pathologists Educating All Kids (SPEAK) is Washtenaw's school based Speech-Language Pathologists group. SPEAK Workshops provide two free SLP specific continuing education hours and SLPs from other counties are welcome to attend. Because school SLPs have challenging workloads, we welcome and encourage your attendance at all or part of this workshop as your schedule allows.

Childhood Apraxia of Speech-A Multi-Sensory Approach to Achieving Speech Outcomes
8:30 am-3:00 pm
Macomb ISD Educational Service Center
44001 Garfield Rd.
Clinton Twp, MI 48038
This hands-on, practical, therapy-rich presentation will focus on strategies for therapists that facilitate verbal communication for children with apraxia of speech. An overview of evaluation considerations and how they relate to therapy decision-making will be presented. The majority of the presentation will be intervention-based, with a wide range of therapy ideas described. A multi-sensory approach to therapy will be detailed. Extensive videos of children in therapy will be used to highlight strategies and suggestions for patient/caregiver carryover outside of the therapy setting. Presented by David W. Hammer, M.A., CCC-SLP

Offered for .5 ASHA CEUs and .5 SCECHs

Communication: Access and Advocacy
03/22/2018- 03/24/2018
Radisson Plaza Hotel
100 W. Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
The MSHA Annual Conference! This year's conference has a wonderful slate of speakers and topics to meet everyone's need. Registration is now available 


S.P.E.A.K. Spring Workshop
8:30-11:30 am
Washtenaw ISD
1819 S. Wagner Rd. Vogel A and B
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Speak Pathologists Educating All Kids (SPEAK) is Washtenaw's school based Speech-Language Pathologists group. SPEAK Workshops provide two free SLP specific continuing education hours and SLPs from other counties are welcome to attend. Because school SLPs have challenging workloads, we welcome and encourage your attendance at all or part of this workshop as your schedule allows.

MSHA Day at the Capitol
9:00 Meet with Legislators/11:30 Lunch
State Capitol Building
100 N. Capitol Ave.
Lansing, MI 48933
Join us to meet your state legislators and advocate for our clients and students while we celebrate May is Better Hearing and Speech Month.

This is a great opportunity to advocate for our profession and to introduce yourselves to your state legislators and make an impact on policy in Lansing. Sponsored by the MSHA-PAC, this event is hosted by MSHA Lobbyist Noah Smith of Capitol Services along with the members of the MSHA Executive Board and Advisory Assembly. Morning meetings with individual legislators will be followed by a light lunch in the West Wing of the beautiful state capitol building in downtown Lansing. 

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From the President

By Natalie Douglas, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Dear MSHA Membership,
   I remember being so excited to finally get my CCC. I had finished the paperwork with my amazing clinical fellow supervisor, and I was not so patiently waiting to receive the official word from ASHA. I remember having this vision in my mind of such increased competence and skill once I finally received that piece of paper in the mail. And wow…I could not have been more wrong – not one full day after I received that trusty old CCC card was I faced with an extremely complex case that left me clueless. I recall the cognitive dissonance – “Wait, this isn’t supposed to happen! I just spent the past 7 years working toward this profession, and here I am without one good idea about how to help this individual in front of me!”
   Life experience mashed from different fragments of another degree, motherhood, loss and so many other parts have showed me time and again that the more I know, the more I don’t know. Even still, I have come to value my status as a lifelong learner. I especially view it as a gift each day to come to work and to be around colleagues, friends and students who inspire me to stay curious about this field that I love so much.
   In the next couple months, we all have the opportunity to join our colleagues, friends and students during the Annual Conference of the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association in Kalamazoo, March 22-24, 2018. The theme of this year’s Conference is Communication: Access & Advocacy, and I couldn’t be prouder to welcome Dr. Yvette Hyter, Dr. Mark DeRuiter, Michelle Garcia Winner, Dr. Debjani Mukherjee, Dr. Jeff Searl, Karen Tibbs, Dr. Tony Ysunza, Nancy Swigert, Marlene Cummings, Stacy Vondra, Rebecca Swallow, Melinda Waffle, Dr. Scott Yaruss, Melissa Jakubowitz, Dr. Ellen Fagan, and Dr. Janet Sturm – a small sampling of what is ahead for us this March!
   I listened to a recent Ted Talk about a chemistry teacher, Dr. Ramsey, whose goal was to confuse and perplex his students to prompt them toward curiosity and experimentation. Although I’m not sure that any of our speakers will purposely try to confuse us, I do think that Dr. Ramsey’s 3 rules should inspire our time at Conference this year:
Curiosity comes first. Questions should be windows to new theory, not the other way around.
Embrace the mess. Learning can be ugly - trial and error should be encouraged.
Practice reflection.

   May we interact in a curious way, embrace the mess of our beautiful and challenging professions, and reflect on the ways we can better advocate and provide access to communication – indeed a basic human right. Cheers to you and lifelong learning, and we’ll see this March! 
Natalie Douglas, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
MSHA President
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MSHA Annual Conference: March 22-24, 2018

   Communication: Access and Advocacy is our theme for the 2018 MSHA Annual Conference, March 22-24, 2018, at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  We are so pleased to return to a favorite location for our members in downtown Kalamazoo! To view the complete Program click here: MSHA Annual Conference Program 2018
Here are some highlights:

 Michelle Garcia Winner, M.A., CCC-SLP, Founder and CEO of Social Thinking, Santa Clara, California, will present two Short Courses on Friday, March 23, 2018, on Zooming In On Practical Strategies for Teaching Concrete Learners.  Michelle has been the #1 request from our colleagues to bring to MSHA.  We are thrilled she will present at our conference this year!

Nancy Swigert, M.A.,CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow, is the Director of Speech-Language Pathology and Respiratory Care at Baptist Health Lexington, Kentucky.  She will present two Short Courses on Saturday, March 24: Ethics: Applying Principles in Practice and Managing Dysphagia in Patients in Palliative Care and Hospice; and Tips, Techniques & Tools for Managing Dysphagia in Children.  She will also present at the Medical SLP Luncheon Forum Luncheon on Meeting Productivity Demands.
   Debjani Mukherjee, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Medical Education at Northwestern University, will present a short course: Empathy and Compassion in Rehab, on Friday, March 23.  Dr. Mukherjee's interests include ethical issues in rehabilitation, the cultural contexts of medical decisions, and the impact of emotionally demanding cases on clinical staff. She is a licensed clinical psychologist, clinical ethicist, and Director of the Donnelley Ethics Program at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago).

Photo of Yvette Hyter   Yvette D. Hyter, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow, Professor, Western Michigan University, along with her team from the Children’s Trauma Assessment Center in Kalamazoo, will present on Thursday afternoon: The Effects of Complex Trauma and Alcohol Exposure:  The Brain, Language, and Skills for Daily Living.  Yvette is an ASHA Coordinator, SIG 17: Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders.  She will be joined by her co-presenters: James Henry, Ph.D. Western Michigan University; Mark Sloane, D.O.; Michelle Suarez, Ph.D., OTR/L; and Christel Ciolino, M.A., and Heather Fox, both students working with Dr. Hyter and Dr. Suarez.

   On Thursday, evening March 22, we will offer a class on Pain Management which will satisfy the continuous professional development (CPD) requirement for the SLP license.  Lisa Gigliotti, J.D., With Courage I Can, LLC, Member of the State of Michigan Advisory Committee on Pain and Symptom Management; and Leslie Simons, DNP, ANP-BC, Assistant Professor Health Programs, Michigan State University College of Nursing, present an evening class on:  Pain Management Issues for the Healthcare Professional .  Lisa Gigliotti is an attorney whose career traversed positions as a health policy advisor to the Michigan Senate and  governor, as an administrative law judge, as an advocate for people with disabilities, and as an appointee to the Michigan Pain and Symptom Management Committee and the Michigan Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Commission.

   Mark DeRuiter, Ph.D., CCC-A/SLP, ASHA Fellow, from the University of Arizona, will present a Short Course on Thursday afternoon: The Supervision Toolkit. Mark is a former MSHA member who taught at Wayne State University several years ago.  We welcome Mark back to Michigan and look forward to his presentation!

   We also offer another class on the topic of Human Trafficking which will satisfy the SLP License requirement, on Saturday morning, March 24.  Our speaker will be Sara Morley LaCroix, Kalamazoo Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition who will present a morning session on the issue of identifying victims of human trafficking including understanding the types and venues of human trafficking in the United States and identifying victims in health care and school settings. 

   Our popular Student Round Table classes for Undergraduate and Graduate Students to help with employment and licensure questions, graduate school and CFY issues, and an opportunity to talk to professionals in a variety of work settings will continue.

Click here for the Complete 2018 MSHA Conference Preliminary Program
      Returning to Kalamazoo will be our MSHF Silent Auction; Praxis Trivia QuizBowl; Exhibitors’ Cocktail Party and Raffle; and MSHA 50/50 Raffle.
   The MSHA Conference is a great opportunity for CEUs! Contact MSHA for more info at 517/332-5691 or visit our website at: www.michiganspeechhearing.org

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MSHA Returns to Kalamazoo

Terry Lange-Winkel,M.A., CCC-SLP

    On behalf of the Professional Development & Education Committee, I invite you to join us for the Annual MSHA Conference, March 22-24, 2018, at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Kalamazoo, Michigan. This years’ theme, Communication: Access & Advocacy! chosen by President Natalie Douglas, will serve as the foundation for our many sessions. Professional development opportunities will include classes on current
(Picture here l-r: Terry Lange-Winkel, Deanna Klein, and Maureen Staskowski)
topics, such as autism spectrum disorders and social thinking skills, communication disorders and assistive technology options for patients with Parkinson’s Disease, stuttering, dysphagia, core vocabulary, collaboration, and ethics, telepractice, just to name just a few! We are proud to have an exemplary line up of both invited speakers and those who have volunteered to share their work through the Call for Paper Process. We sincerely hope that our hard work toward this conference covers the bases that our members need in order to provide our communication customers with the best services they deserve.  
   As part of our licensing requirement for CPD (continuous professional development) in Pain Management, we offer a course on Thursday evening, March 22nd, from 6:30-8:30 pm. Like last year, we will provide certificates to all those who sign up and attend the session. Our speakers will be Lisa Gigliotti and Leslie Simons. For those members who need the one-time requirement of a course on Human Trafficking, we will also provide a session on Saturday morning, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Our speaker, Sara Morley LaCroix, is the founder of the Kalamazoo Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition. Sara’s session will be Identifying and Responding to Human Trafficking.  MSHA is committed to providing on-going opportunities to assist you in meeting these licensing requirements.

   You will soon receive the Conference Preliminary Program by mail. As we all know, rooms at the hotel fill up fast. Make your plans soon to attend the MSHA conference this March.  This year guests staying at the hotel will have free parking!

I hope to see you - in Kalamazoo!

Follow this link for the Preliminary Program; and the Radisson Hotel Reservation form is on-line as well.  Click here for the MSHA Conference Registration Form

All of the Exhibitor forms are online too.

With Warm Regards,

Terry Lange-Winkel
MSHA VP for Professional Development

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MSHA Honors of the Association and Distinguished Service Award 2018

   Come to the MSHA Awards Luncheon on Friday, March 23, 2018 during the MSHA Annual Conference in Kalamazoo, to see two outstanding colleagues receive MSHA Awards for their exemplary and unique contributions to our profession and to the association:

   Julie Y. Pratt, M.S., CCC-SLP, Comprehensive Speech and Therapy Center in Jackson, will receive the 2018 MSHA Honors of the Association Award.  Julie is being honored for her service on the MSHA Executive Board as VP for Advocacy for many years and for her role in obtaining licensure for SLPs in 2009.   The Honors of the Association is the highest award the Association can bestow.

   Suzanne Coughlin-Woods, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Central Michigan University, will receive the 2018 MSHA Distinguished Service Award for her outstanding influence on the treatment of fluency disorders during her career at CMU and for her exceptional community service to the Mt. Pleasant environs.

   In addition to these exceptional professionals we will also present the MSHF Scholarships to our university students throughout the state as well as the MSHA Scholarship Award.

   Join us in Kalamazoo for this wonderful luncheon and acknowledgement of our colleagues!

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Call for Student Poster Sessions at MSHA 2018

Dawn Kutney, Editor

  It is not too late to get your Student Poster Session submission in for the 2018 MSHA Annual Conference. The deadline is February 1, 2018.  Last year's group of Posters was phenomenal and don't forget you can earn $250 for your poster! 

   Thanks again to Psi Iota Xi Michigan chapters Eta Sigma, Zeta Theta, Theta Tau, and Eta Omicron, for their support of these awards.  These students received a $250 award for outstanding work in their Student Poster Sessions.  Thanks to our Michigan colleague Char Holcomb, and others,  for continuing to support our students in this manner. The Psi Iota Xi national philanthropic organization is dedicated to helping others, especially in the fields of speech and hearing. 

       Follow this link for the MSHA Call for Student Poster Session Papers or check with your university where forms and packets of information are available.

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Exhibitors at MSHA Make a Difference

Jackie Gale, M.A., CCC-SLP

   Thank you to our many Exhibitors who have made our recent MSHA Conferences so fun and successful. With almost 700 conference attendees typically present, our exhibitors provided many interesting products and information and we so appreciate their support!
   Exhibiting at MSHA allows for networking between those who sell products used by SLPs and AUDs, with those who wish to hire someone, or to be hired. Our MSHA Program Book is a great way to advertise if you’re in a private practice, or you’re looking to hire someone, or you wish to advertise your program or continuing education activities.  It’s also a great way to support MSHA as the revenue helps defray the expense of the conference.   
   Join us in Kalamazoo where we will continue to see our Exhibitors and Advertisers enrich our conference.  Forms are here at MSHA Exhibits or on our website or just contact the MSHA office at 517-332-5691.

   Thank you - see you next year in Kalamazoo!

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News and Notes

   Elaine Ledwon-Robinson, M.S., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow, at Michigan Medicine-University of Michigan, with co-author Dr. Marie Van Tubbergen, presented the paper:  Evolution of a Pediatric NeuroRehabilitation Program:  Drivers of Change in 28 Years of Clinical Practice at the International Paediatric Acquired Brain Injury conference in Rome, Italy, September 22, 2017.  Conference attendees received a tour of Europe’s largest children’s rehabilitation hospital, Bambini Gesu, and met with physicians and rehabilitation clinicians.

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Updated FAQs Regarding Your SLP License

 Here are ANSWERS to some frequently asked questions (FAQs) that LARA has responded to!  And a helpful link to their website: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/lara/Speech_Language_Pathology_FAQs_538247_7.pdf

Do I have to complete continuing education for renewal or relicensure?
Rule 338.627 adds the requirement of 20 continuous professional development credits (cpd) with at least 1 cpd credit in pain and symptom management in order to renew. This requirement began with the 2016 renewal cycle.  MSHA will offer classes ever year at our annual conferences to meet the requirements for either the Human Trafficking requirement, and/or the Pain Management cpd requirement.

Rules 338.621 and 338.623 add the requirement of acquiring not less than 20 cpd with at least 1 cpd credit in pain and symptom management within 2 years immediately preceding the date of application for relicensure for a full or limited license. This will be required for a relicensure application submitted on or after 10/1/2019.

Rule 338.629 lays out the acceptable cpd activities, requirements, and limitations.

When do I have to meet the requirements for the completion of training in identifying victims of human trafficking?

Rule 338.604 requires licensees to complete training in identifying victims of human trafficking began with the 2016 renewal cycle. This training requirement will need to be completed prior to the license renewal in 2018.

Applicants who apply for a license on or after March 16, 2021 will be required to have completed the required training in identifying victims of human trafficking. 

How long are the Speech-Language Pathology licenses issued for? Can I renew my license early? How will I know when I need to renew?

Your initial Speech-Language Pathology license is only good until the next expiration date of your profession (anywhere from 4 months to 1 year). After your first renewal, your license will be valid for 2 years. You will receive renewal information 45-60 days prior to the expiration date of your license and it will state the renewal fee required.

You cannot renew your license early. Our system is not set up to receive renewal information until the renewal time for your profession. We will mail you renewal information approximately 45-60 days before the expiration date of your current license. Remember to notify the Department in writing of any address changes you have. It is your responsibility to renew your license on time. Failure to notify us of an address change does not exempt you from renewing your license on time. You can renew online at www.michigan.gov/elicense Online renewal payments require you to pay with a credit card.

The link to the new administrative rules for SLP from LARA is http://w3.lara.state.mi.us/orr/Files/AdminCode/1301_2013-103LR_AdminCode.pdf 

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Photos from the 2017 MSHA Annual Conference

Some scenes from MSHA in Troy

    The recent MSHA Conference in Troy saw a big crowd with an abundance of energy and enthusiasm for our wonderful speakers and topics.  Click on the link below to see a photo album. We hope to see you next year March 22-24, 2018 at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Kalamazoo!

Photos from the 2017 MSHA Annual Conference in Troy, Michigan

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