CA Produces Only Half the Number of Special Ed Teachers Needed

Even as enrollment in special education programs statewide continues to escalate, California’s teacher credentialing system is turning out only about half the number of fully authorized classroom educators needed to serve students with disabilities. Read More…(PDF)

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Dr. Margaret "Dee" Parker, of Santa Ana, to the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers (SLPAHAD) Board. Read More…(PDF)

DMHC & United Healthcare Reach Settlement Agreement to Cover Speech Therapy

The California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) announced today an agreement with United HealthCare of California and U.S. Behavioral Health Plan, California (collectively referred to as “UHC”) to end the plans’ routine denial of speech therapy services. Read More…(PDF)

Resource Available to Address FAQs Regarding New SLP Evaluation Codes

Four new Current Procedural Terminology (CPT® American Medical Association) codes related to evaluation of speech sound production, language, fluency, and voice and resonance disorders will go into effect January 1, 2014, replacing CPT code 92506 (Evaluation of speech, language, voice, communication, and/or auditory processing ). Read More…(PDF)