1. Call for 2015 OSSPEAC Nominations

OSSPEAC honors committee invites nominations for  2015 Honors of OSSPEAC. It is very important for members to submit nominations for those individuals who have contributed to the field in positive ways. Do you know anyone who has made great strides this past year, shown exceptional professionalism or leadership, developed a new or innovative process or made a contribution to our field that has made a positive impact for our profession and/or the children we serve? If so, please consider your colleagues for the awards listed below. 

The awards will be presented at the Fall Conference on October 11th. The 3 award categories are Honors of OSSPEAC, Founder’s Award, and Outstanding Service Award.

Honors of OSSPEAC
This honor is awarded to a speech/language pathologist and /or educational audiologist who has worked in a school/educational setting and is currently an OSSPEAC member. This award is presented to an individual who has made outstanding contributions through:
• Participation in/contribution to OSSPEAC
• Outstanding clinician/supervisor
• Provided or initiated innovative programming
• Contributed to publications/literature/research
• Other areas of achievement deemed worthy of nomination

Founders’ Award
This honor is awarded to up to two members in good standing who exemplify the mission of OSSPEAC, “Removing Communication Barriers for Ohio’s Children” will be honored. The speech/language pathologist and/or educational audiologist will have made an impact through service to their local school district or student(s) in their school district. The following information is considered when nominating a member:
• Improving the life of students who have speech, language, and hearing needs
• Collaboration with district personnel, parents, and students
• Excellence in innovative contributions and programs to the work setting
• Professionalism
• Leadership at the local level
This award is presented by OSSPEAC in honor of the Founders’ of OSSPEAC.

Outstanding Service Award
This award is presented to an individual who has provided outstanding support to speech/language pathology and/or educational audiology services being provided in a school/educational setting. Individuals may include a classroom teacher, administrator, classroom assistant, educational interpreter, intervention specialist, occupational or physical therapist, counselor, social worker, parent, legislator, or member of another organization.