Personnel shortages negatively impact the ability of all students to receive a free appropriate public education making it harder for schools to address learning recovery needs and the impact on mental health caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Existing educator shortages have been exacerbated by the pandemic—before the pandemic, 54% of SLPs reported shortages in their schools, and 15% of educational audiologists reported shortages in their schools.
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