NJSHA Annual Membership Meeting and Continuing Education Presentation

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm ET
Virtual Event

All NJSHA members are invited to attend our Annual Membership Meeting. This event is typically held as a breakfast meeting during the Annual Convention in the spring, but since we were unable to meet in-person in the spring we are offering it now virtually!

The agenda will include the president’s report, financial report given by our treasurer, Joan Warner, vote on important bylaw changes and an opportunity for Q&A. (To review the proposed bylaw changes, members can log into the Member Center at https://www.njsha.org/member-center/#/.)

Following the meeting, ASHA president, Theresa Rodgers, will present on the topic of ethics and COVID-19. (See below for presentation details.)

This event is offered for free to current NJSHA members, $10 for non-members. Participants will earn one hour of continuing education credit.


Non-Members: $10

Online Registration has closed. To register, email info@njsha.org or call 888-906-5742.


Theresa H. Rodgers, MA, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow, is ASHA’s 2020 President and a former government CAO. An SLP and special education consultant with more than thirty years’ experience in public schools, she has served as president of the Council of State Association Presidents (CSAP) and the National Council of State Boards of Examiners (NCSB), ASHA Vice President for Government Relations and Public Policy, and chaired the CFCC, ASHA Board of Ethics and Louisiana licensure board. Theresa has provided NCSB’s training on ethical resolution for more than a decade, co-presented ASHA’s ethics webinar in 2016, the ethics Master Class at the 2019 ASHA Convention and has presented on the topic at numerous national and state conventions.


Response to the COVID-19 pandemic evolved rapidly with the public health emergency forcing audiologists and speech-language pathologists to change the very manner in which services are delivered. Regulatory agencies and professional organizations provided needed guidance including information on changes to long-standing professional practice standards precipitated by the pandemic. PPE, billing and reimbursement, informed consent, supervision, telepractice, confidentiality and IEP compliance are some of the topics which presented dilemmas and potentially ethical challenges for audiology and speech-language pathology professionals. This presentation will highlight information on these topics including scenarios which will be analyzed and deliberated by participants.

Learner Outcomes:

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Delineate areas of audiology and SLP practice affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Discuss variations in standards precipitated by the COVID-19 public health emergency.
  • Analyze scenarios that depict potential ethical violations and dilemmas.

Time-Ordered Agenda

15 Minutes      Introduction and Discussion of Practice Considerations Created by the COVID-19 Pandemic
10 Minutes      Changes in Standards Precipitated by the Public Health Emergency
5 Minutes      Ethical Decision-Making Model
30 Minutes      Ethical Scenarios and Analysis by Participants

Continuing Education and Disclosure

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEU (Intermediate Level, Professional Area)
This session qualifies for the required ASHA ethics credits.

Presenter Disclosure:
Financial Disclosure: Theresa Rodgers has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Theresa Rodgers serves as the president of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and does not receive financial compensation for this role.