About

Mission

We are working to build a grassroots advocacy firm that arms SLPs with the tools and resources we need to fix our profession.

Fix SLP was founded by Jeanette Benigas, PhD, SLP, and Megan Berg, MA, SLP. We provide space to discuss the biggest challenges that are currently holding back the profession of speech-language pathology. We present these issues with facts and invite you to be a part of joining our movement to make things better, one conversation at a time.

We are currently focusing on these issues:

  • The redundancy of the CCC and the coercive tactics used to tie the CCC to ASHA membership as well as the distorted pricing of the CCC and membership products.
  • Competency-based training for SLPs, including questioning the evidence-base of ASHA's Practice Analysis and the conflicts of interest of a national association being university accrediting body, membership association, certification product purveyor, CE provider approver, as well as possible certification product provider approver.
  • Monitoring the development of the ASLP Interstate Compact and watching to see if ASHA entangles the CCC in its requirements.
  • The SLP CEU market- how CEUs are (or more realistically, are not) regulated and how SLPs can be informed consumers of CE products.
  • Questioning the validity of certification products that use predatory marketing tactics and false promises of increased pay and credibility.
  • Guidance for new grads- how to transition from grad school to professional in the midst of great change in the profession.

Vision

  • A vibrant and empowering grassroots advocacy firm that arms SLPs with the tools needed to shape local legislation in a way that benefits SLPs and protects consumers. This means advocating for state legislation that holds SLPs to an excellent standard and protects consumers from incompetent clinical practice.
  • A shift towards a dynamic, innovative field of professionals that embodies autonomy. A professional space where the voices of SLPs are seen, heard, and valued. 

Our Team

Jeanette Benigas, PhD, SLP
Co-founder
Director of Strategy and Outreach

Jeanette Benigas, PhD/SLP owns the mobile FEES company Safe Swallowing Diagnostics, practices as a PRN medical SLP in acute HH, SNF, and OP, and has over a decade of teaching experience at universities in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and New York and for multiple CEU platforms. Her primary goal as an educator is to contribute to the knowledge of future and practicing clinicians with foundational or advanced clinical knowledge related to adult neurological and swallowing disorders for more relevant, functional, and confident practice. You can find her advocating for issues related to medical SLP on IG.

Disclosures:

  • Owner of Safe Swallowing Diagnostics, LLC
  • Medical SLP
  • Former school-based SLP
  • @MedSLPadvocate
  • Currently paying for the CCC due to academic roles