SLP, Hear Me Roar: Considerations for Advocacy in Speech-Language Pathology


Course Type: Video – 1 hour

ASHA Course Code: Education and Training Issues Associated with Speech, Language, Hearing and Related Disorders – 7020

As workload increases for speech-language pathologists, current challenges need to be acknowledged. SLPs across the country are impacted by increased caseloads, lack of opportunity to collaborate with educational and clinical staff, increased paperwork and decreased job satisfaction. This session will empower you to proactively advocate for roles and responsibilities as speech-language pathologists.

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Adult, Early Childhood, School Age


1 hour


.1 Continuing Education Unit


SLP Professional



Financial Disclosure: Phuong Lien Palafox, M.S., CCC-SLP was an employee of Bilinguistics. Bilinguistics receives royalty payments for online courses.

Non-Financial Disclosure: Phuong Lien Palafox does not have any non-financial relationships to disclose.

Our roles and responsibilities through SLP Impact and Bilinguistics have yielded some personal and meaningful exchanges. You tell us that you are responsible for 115 students. You tell us that you support 50+ SLPs as their lead, and you’ve been telling them that everything will be okay. The truth is that it’s not okay. You tell us that you have been getting sick due to stress, and the thought of going back to work makes you nauseated.

This course will provide proactive considerations you can do within your day-to-day functioning as a speech-language pathologist.

Participants will:

List the concerns of speech-language pathologists.
Identify effective strategies to communicate concerns with district leadership, regional leadership, clinical leadership and policymakers.
Describe three considerations for self-advocacy for speech-language pathology employment.

Time-Ordered Agenda:

02 minutes – Introductions and disclosures
15 minutes – Current Concerns of Speech-Language Pathologists
15 minutes – Overview of Role and Responsibilities of SLPs
25 minutes – How to Advocate
03 minutes – Closing

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