ASHA SEAL – State Education Advocacy Leaders (SEALs) are appointed by ASHA recognized state speech-language hearing associations to advocate on education issues. These issues may include caseload/workload, salary supplements, and maintenance of personnel standards in school settings. SEALs can be speech-language pathologists or audiologists. The State Education Advocacy Leaders were established in 1999 under ASHA’s Priorities. The mission of the SEALs network is to enhance and perpetuate the advocacy, leadership, and clinical management skills of school-based ASHA members at the state and local levels to influence administrative and public policy decisions that affect the delivery of speech-language pathology and audiology services in school settings (, 2014)

Nevada’s co-SEALs are:

Nancy Kuhles, M.S., CCC-SLP (
Karen Klopfer, M.S. CCC-SLP (

ASHA SLP Roles and Responsibilities Professional Issues

ASHA SLP Roles and Responsibilities Position Statement

SEAL Powerpoint as presented to 2010 ASHA Schools Conference

SLP’s Performance Assessment Contributions Effectiveness (PACE)

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