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Ethical Considerations and Constraints in Today’s Practice Environment







Presenter: Theresa Rodgers, M.A., CCC-SLP, ASHA-F, Eds (LD)

Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2019

: 5:30pm

Workshop: 5:45pm - 9:00pm

Member: $60.00

Student: $25.00

Non Member Professional: $85.00

This program is offered for .3 CSUs Intermediate Level: Related Area



Theresa Rodgers, M.A., CCC-SLP,  ASHA-F, EdS (LD) will be receiving an honorarium from LISHA for her presentation.


Theresa Rodgers, M.A., CCC-SLP,  ASHA-F, EdS (LD) is the ASHA  President Elect and former ASHA Board of Ethics Member and Chair. She is a former board member of the Louisiana Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Ms. Rodgers  is a former NCSB President and five-term board member of the National Council of State Boards of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.

LISHA is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of .3 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity is based on course content only and does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedure, or adherence of the event to the Academy's Code of Ethics. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the American Academy of Audiology.


Campo Salisbury Center, 718 The Plain Road, Westbury, NY, 11590

Workshop Coordinator

Ianthe Murad, Sc.D., CCC-A, Director of Higher Education and Students


The topic of ethics in the professions of audiology and speech-language pathology 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 New York Board of Regents Rules and Regulations (e.g., Part 29 Unprofessional Conduct) and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Code of Ethics (2016) will be highlighted, ethical frameworks will be described, 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.


Theresa H. Rodgers, MA, CCC-SLP, ASHA-F, EdS (LD), is a speech-language pathologist and special education consultant, the former Chief Administrative Officer for St. John the Baptist Parish Government, and a former school-based practitioner whose positions included special education supervisor and speech-language services coordinator. Rodgers is ASHA's 2019 President Elect, a member of the ASHFoundation Board of Trustees, and was the 2012-2014 ASHA Vice President 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 the Louisiana SpeechLanguage-Hearing Association (LSHA). Rodgers was a member and Chair of ASHA's Board of Ethics as well as the Ethics Education Subcommittee. She has served on ASHA’s Continuing Education Board, Council for Clinical Certification (chair in 2007 and 2008), Committee of Chairs of Standards and Ethics, SLP Advisory Council, Legislative Council, and the Ad Hoc Committee on Committee/Board/Council Review. She also served as a Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) site visitor and was a member of the 2008 Subject Matter Expert Panel (contributed to development of the SLP Practice Analysis Survey). Rodgers served six nonconsecutive terms on the Louisiana licensure board including three years as LBESPA Chair. She has served as a disciplinary hearing panel member and Hearing Officer. Rodgers coauthored a Code of Ethics for SLP Assistants and was instrumental in the revision of Louisiana's Practice Act, Rules and Regulations. She co-presented ASHA's ethics webinar in 2016, authored PDH Academy’s “Issues in Ethics: Essential Information for Speech-Language Pathologists” and has presented on the topic at numerous national and state conferences including NCSB’s Annual Training for Board Members. Rodgers is an ASHA Fellow, LSHA Fellow, and a recipient of LSHA Honors, NCSB Honors, and Speech Pathologists and Audiologists in Louisiana Schools’ Elizabeth Borel Leadership Award. In addition to earning bachelor's and master's degrees in speech-language pathology from Louisiana State University, she holds an education specialist's degree in learning disabilities with a minor in supervision and administration.

**LISHA speaker selection does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or procedures. We reserve the right to substitute speakers due to circumstances beyond our control**


Learning Objectives

1. Discuss current ethical challenges in audiology and speech-language pathology practice.

2. Develop ethical decision-making skills including delineation of an ethical decision- making model.

3. Apply applicable New York regulations as well as the ASHA Code of Ethics in professional practice.



5:30-5:45                     Registration/Light Refreshments

5:45-6:00                     Introduction and Discussion of Current Practice Constraints

6:00-6:15                     Regulatory Boards and Professional Associations: Differences and Similarities in Ethical Proscription, Jurisdiction, and Adjudication

6:15-6:25                     National Practitioner Data Bank

6:25-6:35                     Ethical Decision-Making Model

6:35-6:50                     Break

6:50-8:20                     Ethical Scenarios and Analysis/Discussion by Participants

8:20-8:45                     Developing Core Competencies in Ethics/Values – Interprofessional Practice

8:45-9:00                     Questions and Answers



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Cancellations are refundable if received 72 business hours prior to the event.  Please note: Registrants will receive a certificate of completion when the course has been successfully completed.


PowerPoint/Handout Presentations will be emailed to confirmed attendees, 72 hours prior to the workshop. There will be no internet access at the venue to download handouts. You will need to either print a copy or download the file to a computer, tablet or phone before the workshop. Paper Handouts will NOT be available at the workshop.

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July 9th, 2019 5:30 PM
718 The Plain Road
Campo Salisbury Center
Westbury, NY 11590
United States
Phone: 516-626-8000