Urge Congress to Support Student Communications through Technical Assistance Centers at ED
Technical Assistance (TA) centers within the U.S. Department of Education can improve the ability of school-based speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and educational audiologists to meet the needs of students with communication disorders.

Speech-language pathology services are highly utilized by students served under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and represent the most prevalent disability category of services provided under IDEA Part B. According to ASHA’s 2020 Schools Survey, the top two challenges identified by school-based SLPs were excessive paperwork (81.7%) and high workload/caseload (56.5%). Also, both SLPs and audiologists identified challenges in Medicaid billing for eligible students.

TA centers focused on issues impacting school-based SLPs and educational audiologists, including Communications/Speech Disorders and Medicaid Services and Reimbursement, would provide valuable support on key issues to help improve outcomes and ensure a free appropriate public education for students with disabilities.

Download the Issue Brief [PDF] to learn more.

Please complete the form to email your senators and representative and ask them to create TA centers within the U.S. Department of Education.

Thank you for being an ASHA Advocate! 
 

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