Financial and Business Issues: Grassroots Legislative Advocacy The ASHA Knowledge and Skills Document for Business Practice for Speech Language Pathologists in Health Care Settings (2003) indicates that one of the prime responsibilities of a speech-language pathologist, either as a practicing clinician or as a manager, is to advocate for legislative change. Legislative advocacy—in particular, grassroots advocacy—involves ... Article
Article  |   June 01, 2003
Financial and Business Issues: Grassroots Legislative Advocacy
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  • Ken Ruder
    Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
  • Marie L. Noplock
    The Maryland Therapy Network, Inc., Bel Air, MD
  • Peter R. JohnsonColumn Editor
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Professional Issues & Training / Regulatory, Legislative & Advocacy / Financial and Business Issues
Article   |   June 01, 2003
Financial and Business Issues: Grassroots Legislative Advocacy
SIG 11 Perspectives on Administration and Supervision, June 2003, Vol. 13, 4-6. doi:10.1044/aas13.2.4
SIG 11 Perspectives on Administration and Supervision, June 2003, Vol. 13, 4-6. doi:10.1044/aas13.2.4
The ASHA Knowledge and Skills Document for Business Practice for Speech Language Pathologists in Health Care Settings (2003) indicates that one of the prime responsibilities of a speech-language pathologist, either as a practicing clinician or as a manager, is to advocate for legislative change. Legislative advocacy—in particular, grassroots advocacy—involves the identification of key legislative issues that affect our profession, as well as the identification of a coalition of individuals or organizations to work in concert to affect legislative change. The essential aspect of legislative advocacy is the daily implementation of coordinated efforts by all coalition partners to either pass legislation or stop poor legislation from becoming law. This is frequently a long and frustrating process; however, the rewards of a successful campaign can be extremely satisfying.
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