Resources for Speech Education

Instructor: Shelby Golden
Get help finding the resources you need in the field of speech education with this article. You can find information that will help you get assistance in this profession.

National Programs

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) provides speech educators with a repository of resources in this career field. You can find guides for starting out in the speech education career field, options to connect with other speech educators, information about school advocacy and more. This information is all found on their website (

This resource breaks down information about teaching different age levels. It also covers best practices for the speech education field. Additionally, you'll be able to find articles that deal with different clinical disorders, so you can learn more about the issues you'll treat in speech education.

The National Association of Special Education Teachers

The National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) offers some specific help for speech teachers. You can view their website ( to find resources dealing with specific speech disorders, classrooms and more.

State Programs

The Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association

The Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MSHA) offers resources for maintaining certification, as well as information on speech-language pathology, research, job opportunities, and professional development. Their website also offers information on events for speech-language pathologists and audiologists that provide professional development and networking support.

Michigan Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Michigan Board of Audiology

The Michigan Boards of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology cover vital information on laws and regulations related to school-based pathologists and audiologists in Michigan. The sites also provide information on licensing, health codes and board meetings.

Michigan Coalition for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People

The Michigan Coalition for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People focuses on providing advocacy and services for individuals with deafness or hearing loss. Educators can access their tips for communication and communication accommodations, as well as resources for educational programs and services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students in the state of Michigan.

More Resources

You can find additional opportunities to learn more about speech education and the resources you'll need to be an effective speech educator through a variety of online resources. This Teaching Special Education - Speech Impairments Guide can help you learn more about the various learning opportunities available to you, including different possible careers you could pursue, top schools and possibilities for online instruction.

Review information on that will help prepare you for the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification with this practice and study guide. In addition, The Michigan Speech Communication Educator chapter of this course will focus specifically on educational resources and tips for best teaching practices as a Michigan educator.

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