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Show Me More Money! Advocating for Salary Improvement for Public School SLPs and Educational Audiologists (PD102597)

Presenter(s): Julie D Malone, MS, CCC-SLP
Course Description

Do you need a raise but don't know where to start? Do you want to improve your working conditions? Advocacy does not have to be intimidating. This session from ASHA’s 2021 Schools Connect online conference shares a unique framework to guide your individual negotiations with administrators and leaves you with practical tips to build your confidence as a successful self-advocate.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Discuss challenges and solutions related to advocating for improved salary/wages, benefits, and working conditions within the public school system 
  • Compare interest-based bargaining/negotiations and adversarial bargaining 
  • Use the presented framework to create a list of next steps


  • Challenges
  • Interest-Based Bargaining vs. Adversarial or Positional Bargaining
  • Next Steps

Presenter Information

Julie Malone, MS, CCC-SLP, graduated from Indiana University, completed an internship at the University of Sydney, and earned her master's degree from NAU with an emphasis on public schools. She is an advocate for public school SLPs, union leader, a member of SIG 16 School-Based Issues Coordinating Committee and School Finance Committee.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • ASHA SIG 16 Coordinating Committee Member
  • ASHA School Finance Committee Member
  • NEA Delegate
  • CTA Member
  • La Mesa-Spring Valley Teachers Association

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

To earn continuing education credit, you must complete the learning assessment by the end date below.

Program History and CE Information

Content origination date: July 14, 2021
End date: October 14, 2027

This course is offered for 0.05 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 0.5
ASHA CEU*: 0.05
Item #(s): PD102597
Available Through: October 14, 2027