ETHICAL DILEMMAS IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY: IT’S COMPLICATED!
Guest Speaker Theresa H. Rodgers, MA, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow
Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 5– 7 p.m.
Course Description: The topic of ethics is a pervasive and sometimes challenging one, applicable to all professionals, practice settings, and types of clients. Many ethical situations are complex with multiple factors and considerations that must be weighed to reach the best possible outcome. Applicable components of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Administrative Rules and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Code of Ethics will be highlighted, and a decision-making model will be delineated which can be applied as practice issues are encountered. Ethical issues and applicable principles specific to health care, private practice, university, and school-based settings, in addition to ethical use of social media, supervision, and several other areas of practice will be discussed. Scenarios depicting potential ethical violations and dilemmas will be analyzed and deliberated by participants.
Speaker Information: Theresa H. Rodgers, MA, CCC-SLP, EdS (LD), is a speech-language pathologist and special education consultant, former parish government Chief Administrative Officer, and a former school-based practitioner whose positions included special education supervisor and speech-language services coordinator. Rodgers is an ASHA Fellow, ASHA’s 2019 President-Elect, and was the 2012-2014 ASHA VP for Government Relations and Public Policy. She is a former president of the National Council of State Boards of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (NCSB), the Council of State Association Presidents, and LSHA. Rodgers served as member and Chair of ASHA’s Board of Ethics as well as six nonconsecutive terms on the Louisiana licensure board. She has served as a disciplinary hearing panel member and Hearing Officer. Rodgers co-authored a Code of Ethics for SLP Assistants and was instrumental in the revision of Louisiana’s Practice Act, Rules and Regulations. She provides annual training for new licensure board members at the NCSB Conference, co-presented ASHA’s ethics webinar in 2016, and has presented on the topic at numerous national and state conferences.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to:
1. Delineate components of an ethical decision-making model
2. Analyze scenarios that constitute potential ethical violations and dilemmas
3. Implement the ASHA Code of Ethics as well as state regulations in the practice of speech-language pathology
This course is offered for .2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).