I know we all just received the following email, but I think it should be given the recognition it deserves. This year ASHA has proved to be (excuse my language but) kicking BUTT to help it's certified members!!
They are at not only keeping up with the times by developing the ASHA app (and well I might add) but now they have gone and provided us with a discount program for ASHA members. We've had few discounts before, however they were not mainstream or useful to many of it's members.
The section of the website up and running already contains a lot of useful tools and discounts to assist in making business life and pleasure life easier.
The most important content added emphasizes the vital issue of health. Working as health providers, it's a well known fact that our decision to accept a job in certain environments dertermines whether or not we will or will not receive Health Insurance. Let me say that again, as Health Providers, we often take jobs that do not provide us with Health Insurance.
ASHA is now taking one very important step in the right direction and providing ASHA members with a Prescription discount program of 75% off of the your medications. Including generics.
The programs described above are extremely similar to freelancers union and I sure have been waiting for something like this to come around for a long time.
GO #ASHA!!!! KEEP IT UP!!!
Next up, let's see if you can provide ASHA members a group member Health Insurance Plan(s)?????!!! :)
Live interactive webinar: Nov 7 2013 8:00-9:30 PM EST Independent Contractors vs. Employees - Everything You Need to Know; by Iris Kimberg of NY Therapy Guide
Whether you are a practice owner who hires therapists, a therapist hired by a private practice, a home care agency, or hospital, or a therapist who holds themselves out to the public as an independent contractor, understanding what these classifications really mean is vital and has important ramifications for both parties. Let's take this issue out of the gray matter and separate fact from fiction.
Webinar includes a handout, copy of the powerpoint, and a copy of the worksheet - 10 steps to become an Independent Contractor.
Take a look at what I was just astounded to receive below. At first I noticed that it is from the the UK, nothing against them, I'm half Brit! However, I do believe other countries other than the US been heavily involved in either trying to help our autistic children with good intentions tho without any evidence that I know of, wanting to teach our SLPs &/or teachers grammar courses when they themselves don't even know the correct definition, just trying to monetize on its behalf.- bc what I'm going to show you can't be good for any child nonethelss a child on the spectrum.
Author Dr. Sally Shawitz Presented by The Connecticut Branch of the International Dyslexia Association holds Family Literacy Forum
Presented by the Connecticut Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, the astounding author of Overcoming Dyslexia Dr. Sally Shawitz is hosting:
A Family Literacy Forum on
Featuring Keynote Speaker, Dr. Sally Shaywitz, distinguished Professor and Co-Director of the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity, and author of the widely acclaimed national best-seller, Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level.
Don’t miss this important family event highlighting the work of Dr. Sally Shaywitz -- including a viewing of her HBO movie The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia -- also featuring a panel discussion on dyslexia in Connecticut, and a resource fair.
Additionally, education graduate students will be conducting free literacy screenings throughout the morning.
My personal opinion is that Overcoming Dyslexia is the best text for students dealing with & learning about Dyslexia. The HBO documentary was moving on and should be mandatory in low level functioning/graduating schools.
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Langmore Foundation FEES Course: A Procedure for Evaluating Oropharyngeal Dysphagia
Amy Reinstein, M.S., CCC - SLP