#2: Can I Drop the CCC?

Megan Berg and Dr. Jeanette Benigas discuss the challenges and considerations of dropping the CCC in the field of SLP. Factors to consider include employer requirements, job security, state licensing board requirements, and the impact on supervising students. They also discuss the issue of certifications and the need for separate standards. They encourage SLPs to be informed and empowered to make their own choices and highlight the importance of sharing stories to reduce stigma. They call for ASHA to address issues such as pay and workload and the need for action on Medicare reimbursement cuts and lack of advocacy. The participants desire ASHA to listen and show support. The participants compared the relationship to that of authoritative parents and adult children, expressing the need for repair and mutual respect. The meeting focused on their concerns and hopes for change. (Summary generated by AI).

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