Welcome To NCSHLA

The Voice of Speech, Hearing and Language Professionals in
North Carolina

NCSHLA promotes the professional practice of the speech, language and hearing sciences, advocates and serves as the voice of the profession, and works to enhance the lives of communicatively impaired citizens in North Carolina.

Posted On: 2014-05-30 15:19

For Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, the Senate's sweeping plan to raise and revamp teacher pay has officials scrambling to sort out its implications.

At a news conference less than 24 hours after seeing the plan, Superintendent Heath Morrison was quick to say he's "very grateful" that the Senate has proposed raises that would make a real difference in North Carolina's national standing and teachers' ability to earn a living wage. "We certainly support that increase at the state level being as high as possible," he said.


Posted On: 2014-06-06 12:17

Hello Fellow SLP’s –

Augmentative Communication has taken a leap in popularity in recent years, in part due to additional options in the market and also with changes in our state Medicaid Rules, all SLP’s are able to complete AAC Evaluations and make equipment recommendations for purchase. There is a growing concern in the state that many SLPs are not equipped with the knowledge, skills, or resources to effectively complete an evaluation, make good recommendations and support the equipment once it is acquired.

Posted On: 2014-07-01 10:16

Using a rare procedural maneuver, the Senate rejected the House’s education-focused spending plan without so much as a vote Monday.

Senate Rules Chairman Tom Apodaca sent the mini-budget – endorsed by Gov. Pat McCrory – back to the House without considering it, citing a rule that allows the chamber to return a spending bill that is not balanced.

Apodaca said the $134 million the House put toward Medicaid won’t cover the state’s obligations for the health insurance program and the budget didn’t include enough money for its pension obligations.

Posted On: 2014-07-08 11:30

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking volunteer providers to participate in e-mail or phone interviews about quality reporting programs for:

· Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs)
· Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs)
· Hospice Care

Speech-language pathologists who are interested should contact Health Care Innovation Services at help@hcareis.com.