RISHA CURRENT NEWS
Happy Thanksgiving to all! ASHA in Chicago was wonderful. It was great to see many familiar faces from RI and to run into a very special RISHA member DeAnne Owre. Many of you know DeAnne from her work on behalf of RISHA and ASHA. She recently retired from the Woonsocket Schools and relocated to Colorado. ASHA boasted the largest attendance ever in Chicago. The windy city is beautiful with great sites, restaurants and shopping! The ASHA sessions were wonderful. Many of our conference speakers presented at ASHA this year.
Please SAVE THE DATE for our annual conference on March 29, 2014 at the CROWNE PLAZA in Warwick RI.
Topics will focus on school-based services (music with our youngest clients, working with students with hearing impairments in the schools, AAC) and topics for our medical facilities members
Please renew your membership early. Please bear with us since we are still working out a few kinks with our new website. NEW for 2014 FREE inclusion in the Private Practice Directory.
- Please remember to like us on FACEBOOK!! We will be updating our page with events and common areas of interest.
- We welcome your comments, input and concerns.
- Watch for applications for RISHA School-based SLP of the year (2014), RISHA Private Practice award, RISHA Medical Facility SLP award soon on this website.
We need your help!!! We would love to have new board members join us. We are currently looking to fill the following appointed positions; Program Chairperson, Scholarship Chairperson, SMAC and the following elected positions; President-Elect and Treasurer. Please contact Dora Arsenault Office Manager at Doraclay1@verizon.net or Ellen Connery at Ellenconnery@verizon.net if interested.
We will continue to collaborate with colleagues across work settings to help our members be productive and satisfied professionals.
RISHA UPCOMING MEETINGS and NEWS
RIDE honored 2013 Teachers of the Year at a reception in Cranston in late September, 2013. RISHA’s SLP of the year Kathy Lake was honored at the event. Please see the blog page for a letter from Kathy Lake.
Please stay tuned for upcoming meeting dates and other information regarding the gradual implementation of the evaluation system and discussion following meetings of the committee and the workgroup at RIDE. Please send us your feedback regarding your questions and concerns as the implementation continues throughout the 2013-2014 school year.
Please plan on nominating a RISHA member and colleague for the 2014 RISHA SLP of the year. Applications will be accepted soon and will close on March 1, 2014. The winner will be announced at the annual conference on March 29, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza, Warwick RI.
UPCOMING SCHOOLS COMMITTEE MEETINGS
DECEMBER 17, 2013 4:30-6:30 PM at the North Kingstown Public Library