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Idaho Speech, Language, Hearing Association

ISHA is a non-profit professional organization comprised of audiologists and speech language pathologists in the state of Idaho.

 The MISSION of ISHA is to empower and advocate for our members and professional communities by providing education and leadership opportunities which foster excellence in services for individuals with communication and related disorders.

 

It's our VISION to improve the quality of life for those with communication and related disorders.

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ISHA YEAR IN REVIEW

2020 The Year We Learned to Pivot!

How we found ourselves in uncharted and unexpected territory read and reflect as we move ahead into 2021 and hear from your next ISHA President-Kimberley Shaner!  Read about how we are resilient and how each of you have added to resiliency over the last year-

DATE Change CONVENTION:

ISHA Convention September 9-11, 2021!!

Call for Papers RE-OPENING March 2021

President / Kimberli Shaner

Welcome to the 2021 edition of ISHA! This is a year most of us have been eagerly anticipating. I am honored to serve during a year of anticipated change and fresh starts. Idaho's speech and hearing professionals provide life changing services to their clients with focus,  compassion, and determination, which became even more apparent during the global pandemic. Thank you for all you do! 

 

We are fortunate to have a talented team of ISHA volunteers working to improve the landscape of our professions in Idaho! The ISHA executive board, representatives, and committees willingly share their time and expertise on our behalf. This year that will include our ISHA convention in September, monthly chats, podcasts, multi state professional development opportunities, and the interstate compact, to name a few. 

 

I encourage us all to participate, network, and connect with each other throughout our great state so we can support and lift each other and the wonderful people we are fortunate to serve.

 

Best wishes to all for a year of growth and positive reflection! 

 

Kimberli Shaner

President Elect /Kris Brock

Kris and the board are dedicated to creating value for ISHA constituents through a variety of novel CE activities, gatherings (both virtual and face to face), and town halls. Additionally, we need to introduce legislation that protects and enahnces SLPs' workloads, clients, and salary schedules. We are also investigating novel ways address the shortage of SLPs in rural areas. To accomplish these initiatives, Kris will rely on his strengths (Analytical, Focus, Discipline, Harmony, and Achiever) to collaborate with SLPs in Idaho, regardless of ISHA affiliation.

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The MEP (Master Educator Premium)-Information

The MEP (Master Educator Premium) is worth $12,000 over three years!  Did you know that school-based speech-language pathologists and school-based audiologists are eligible to apply for the premium, if they have met minimum eligibility requirements?*  Did you know it is due June 30, 2019? Awards will be presented in August 2019. For more information, please go to the website:

 

https://boardofed.idaho.gov/k-12-education/educator-effectiveness/master-teacher-premium-plan/[boardofed.idaho.gov]

 

Be sure to use the rubric for “Pupil Service Staff,” if you are a school-based speech-language pathologist or school-based audiologist.

 

https://boardofed.idaho.gov/resources/master-educator-scoring-rubric-pupil-service-staff/ [boardofed.idaho.gov]

 

Also, watch for trainings in your region, put on by the Idaho Education Association.  Please look to their event pages online for more information regarding trainings.

 

Amy Zuroff, MS, CCC-SLP

Volunteer for Idaho Speech and Hearing Association

State Education Advocacy Leader Volunteer

amy_zuroff@yahoo.com


 

*For minimum eligibility requirements, please review this document:

https://boardofed.idaho.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Master-Educator-Premium-FAQ.pdf [boardofed.idaho.gov]

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