That's Not My Job! Collaboration and Connection within the Scope of Practice

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Diane Heller Klein, Ph.D.

Have you ever been asked to do some sort of amplification maintenance or perform a task for which you are
relatively sure you are not qualified? Can you be fired for refusing to do the task? In this session we will define
the Scope of Practice for all of the personnel who typically work with children who have hearing loss. We will
identify potential problem areas in regard to troubleshooting, and we will develop an initial plan to alleviate
these problems through professional collaboration.

Credits: Act 48, ASHA, PSYCH

Audience: Teachers who work with students with hearing loss, Speech Therapists, General Education
Teachers, Supervisors/Administrators, Parents, Guardians, Family Members, Educational Audiologists

Speaker Bio: Diane Heller Klein, Ph.D., is a Speech/Language Pathologist (SLP) and Teacher of the Deaf (TOD) who has been active in the field for over 40 years. An Emeritus Professor, retired from the IUP Deaf Education Program, Dr. Klein has written three books focused on understanding the needs of children with hearing loss and developing spoken language skills. She has consulted extensively with the Louisiana Department of Education, conducting workshops state-wide for their SLPs and TODs. She currently teaches online for the Flagler College Deaf Education Master's Program and remains actively engaged in working with D/HH children in the Pittsburgh area.

Dee Kline