Professional Resources

Check Out this unique and engaging opportunity for all Ohio SLPs and AuDs! CONNECTIONS CORNER is an OSLHA initiative to connect and engage licensed professionals on important topics, trending ideas, and open discussions.



OSLHA's Connections Corner

Play as a Therapy Tool

During this session, we will explore play as a therapy tool: what play is and what the research tells us about how it works. We will also cover how we can use play to target speech therapy goals. Lastly, we will briefly explore Autistic play and how it differs from what we traditionally think of play.

The Guest Presenter Who Will Join Us For This Conversation Is:

Lindsay Vale, M.A. CCC-SLP, is the clinical director at TheraPeds, a Cleveland based therapy company providing therapeutic interventions to children in underserved communities at their childcare centers. As her role as an SLP at TheraPeds, Lindsay discovered her love and passion for helping Early Intervention and helping children learn skills specifically through play. In her free time, she enjoys reading, crafting, and spending time with her husband and dog.

Connections Corners are live discussion and collaboration opportunities and are not CE-related events.  To promote open discussion, these sessions are not typically recorded or available for viewing later.  However, we may offer CE content in our OSLHA Learning Academy on these topics and anything there would be available for CE credit.

Space will be available for the first 100 registrants who register and arrive for the session. Registration will close at 4:30 the day of the event or when the session reaches maximum capacity, whichever comes first!

This Event Occurs:

June 21, 7:00-8:00 pm

OSLHA Awards – Nominate a Worthy Candidate!

Award nominations are available for the following annually:

Professional Awards: 

  1. Honors of the Association
  2. Fellow of the Association
  3. Elwood Chaney Outstanding Clinician Award
  4. Nancy Bailey Award of Appreciation
  5. Advocacy Recognition Award

Student Awards: 

  1. OSLHA Student Recognition Award
  2. Student Advocacy Recognition Award


Nomination Deadlines Now Closed!

We look forward to announcing winners shortly!

CMV Screenings Initiative

Recently, OSLHA Governmental Affairs Coalition (GAC) Representative, Maggie Kettler, AuD. presented important information about the need for statewide Cytomegalovirus (CMV) screening before the Newborn Screening Advisory Council (NSAC).

We are pleased to report her efforts convinced the council of the importance of identifying CMV early on and they will respond with a recommendation to the Director of Health that the Agency’s Infant Hearing Program implement a quality improvement initiative that includes adding targeted CMV screenings at every birthing hospital in the state.

In addition to this, stakeholders are also working on updating the widely circulated infant hearing brochure to stress the importance of screening for CMV after two failed newborn hearing screenings. Maggie has been coordinating with the children’s hospitals across Ohio on this effort.

Contact us to learn more about this effort or to get involved!

Become a Mentor!

We are currently looking for seasoned professionals who are interested in being matched up one to one in a mentorship relationship with a new professional or student. Pass on your knowledge and inspire them to enjoy a productive and fulfilling career!

Mentoring Tools:

Become a Member!

Join our Membership Community Today!

  • Full Membership (Speech & Audiology Professionals): $75
  • Associate Membership (Allied Professions, Consumers, Clinical Fellows): $45
  • Student Membership (Full-time CSD Students): $25
  • Life Memberships Available to Lifetime Membership Participants


Benefits: Members receive significant discounts off OSLHA CE activities, member-exclusive online CE programming and accessibility to exceptionally priced professional liability insurance coverage, ALL Included in an annual membership. All memberships expire on June 30th.