Weekly Hot Topics


Students with 12-month IEPs (District 75)
Specialized instruction, related services, and social-emotional learning
July 3–August 13
Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM, or similar schedule* 
Students with 12-month IEPs (Districts 1–32 Extended School Year)
Specialized instruction, related services, and social-emotional learning
July 2–August 12
Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM* 
ASD Programs
K–8 students in current ASD Nest and Horizon programs who have IEPs that recommend 12-month related services receive their related services, specifically speech, by a trained provider, with support from trained educators focusing on social and pragmatic communication skills 
July 2–August 8


As I see many posts on Facebook, I just want to clarify what was said at the speech chapter meetings.  In Sept/Oct I said we have taken the consents to operational complaints, so just send home an email or backpack a notice home to all parents to start collecting the consents but hold off on entering info into the lengthy google form.  In Nov/Dec, I stated the operational complaint is taking longer than expected and since there is no deadline for the consents, begin to upload them when you have a absent/cancelled session.

Tomorrow Feb. 13th is a remote day. You will follow your exact schedule and provided teletherapy only to those students on your Tuesday schedule with consent. If you do not have all consents you can email the parents of students you have for therapy tomorrow with the exact time you plan to provide therapy (follow your schedule) and if they agree complete those consents.

As per the MOA(page 14), observations tomorrow cannot be evaluative.

4) Evaluation:
Observations for evaluative purposes may only be conducted within digital classrooms with
24 hours prior notice. In no event will any observation for evaluative purposes be conducted
within a digital classroom on the first day of an emergency closure.


 Work/caseload mid-year submission is February 09th, 2024. Below is the link for submission:

Updates can be made within the working version of the file to reflect current information and submit using the SY 2023-2024: Provider Electronic Caseload Workload Submission Form (2nd Full Submission) or https://forms.office.com/r/BNhyMSQFcX


January Meeting Slides


Question from last meeting: What is the responsibilities of a contracted/agency SLP? They are responsible to complete the PLOP and goals, if they are not contact your speech supervisor.



To be eligible for for the extra hours make sure:

  • For services actually provided to a student between the dates of 1/2/2024 and 2/2/2024 inclusive; and,
  • Entered and certified in SESIS by 2/9/2024.

 On February 12, 2024, the DOE will run a report to capture caseload based on services provided, documented, and certified in SESIS Encounter Attendance.


Survival Class Spring Session Registration: Dates of classes – 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18


New postings:

Per Session Evaluators (deadline to apply Jan 24, 2024): https://www.schools.nyc.gov/careers/job-opportunities/contentdetails/sy23-24-per-session-vacancy-notice-0755

Per session PRAC evaluators(deadline to apply Jan 24, 2024):

SY23-24 PER SESSION VACANCY NOTICE # 0756: Multiple UFT Titles – Division of Specialized Instruction and Student Support Committees of Pre-School Special Education 1 –10 (Special Education Office) (nyc.gov)


Jan 29th, Feb 12th, Feb 26th – Virtual Office Hours, 3-4:30pm https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86722523068pwd=QVdkNDJZRWJUMGpEUm9uL2x3aE5LQT09


Looking for more UFT Speech Chapter Liaisons in the following Districts:

1, 4, 8, 17, 18, 21, 24, 26, 27, 29, 30 32, 75SI, 75X

The committee will: 

  • Meet once a month via zoom.  
  • Share and discuss concerns in the districts that will be brought to consultation.  
  • Collect emails from members in your district to share information in a timely manner.


Updated List of Supervisors D75 and D1-32 as of Dec 2023



Microsoft Form: Provision of OT/PT/SP for Preschool Students After School Hours 

Respondents will be contacted throughout the year if there is a student in need that matches their discipline and location. 

More information regarding this process can be found in the attached Mass Waiver FAQ and slides 79-84 of the SY23-24: Welcome Back Speech Orientation Slides.


NEW DOE WEBSITE (replacing the padlet). Before clicking on the link make sure you are logged into your DOE credentials on your computer to open this website.



Lending Library

Lending Library List of Assessments/Materials

The Speech Chapter Lending Library is for chapter members who would like to borrow speech-related materials. There are assessments, resource books and therapy materials available for your use.

The library’s hours are from 3 to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, or by appointment. Email Chapter Leader Caroline Murphy at [email protected] to make an appointment.

You can check out the materials for up to two weeks.


ASHA Record Keeping Form


PDs offer via the NYCPS(DOE) YouTube channel: Speech Videos – YouTube 

Welcome Back Speech Orientation ’23-24 

Caseload & Workload Office Hours 9/23 

Quality Supervision in Schools 

How to Collaborate with Teachers to Improve Student Outcomes 

Language and Literacy Problem Solving Consultation TILLS 

Dyslexia and Developmental Language Disorder: Implications for SLPs 

Executive Function Metalinguistics Pragmatics and Language 

Phonological Awareness Assessment by SLPs part 2/4 

Phonological Awareness Assessment by SLPs part 3/4 

Phonological Awareness Assessment by SLPs part 4/4 

Evidence Based narrative Clinical Assessment and Intervention in Speech Language Pathology 

Evaluation and Treatment of School aged Children who Stutter 

Literacy and Language for School Based TSIs 

Cultural Sensitivity : Breaking Down the Barriers to Best Practice 

Literacy Intervention for School Based SLPs 

Treating the Whole Child Through Task Oriented Movement Activities 

NEWSELA Webinar 

Effective Assessment and Treatment of Selective Mutism 

Treatment of Speech Sound Disorders in Bilingual and Multilingual Children 

Speech Montage June 23 

Using an Academic Approach Supporting MLLS 

Differentiated Evidenced Based Vocabulary Learning Strategies 

No more meltdowns: Managing Overwhelming Frustration and Anxiety Jed Baker 

Office Hours R clinic 

Dynamic Assessment 

Bilingual Extension Information


@Teachers College, Columbia University

This post-master’s Advanced Certificate in bilingual speech-language pathology meets all the academic and clinical requirements for the NYSED bilingual extension to the TSSLD/TSHH. This Institute, directed by Dr. Cate Crowley, is available in either a weekend on-campus format or fully online. The 7-person faculty is composed of nationally known bilingual SLPs with both academic and clinical experience. Each participant is assigned a master clinician/mentor to support integrating learned content into current caseloads. Open only to speech-language providers.

BBSQ5820001 May to December. On-campus weekend institute. Six weekends in total.

Curriculum: bilingual/bicultural language development, sociolinguistics, and bilingual education; preschool assessment; school age assessment; preschool intervention; school age intervention including literacy development and for students with more intensive needs; ethical issues; bilingual neuroscience.

BBBSQ5820002/3 May through December. Online institute. 12 weeks for each of the two 3-credit courses. Similar content as the weekend institute.

For application to the program and significantly reduced tuition costs, and additional information see https://www.tc.columbia.edu/bilingual-institute/.


  1. CSET Coordinator Posting: Deadline to apply 6/9/2023.
  2. Chapter 683 Application: Deadline to apply 5/17/23. Dates: Staff Orientation and Professional Development: July 3 and July 5, 2023. Students in Attendance: July 6, 2023 – August 15, 2023, Hours: 8:00 to 2:30, inclusive of 30-minute unpaid lunch.
  3. ESY/Related Service Summer Posting, Summer 2023 Speech Application Deadline to apply 5/30/23. D1-32: Staff Orientation and Professional Development: June 29 and 30th. Students in Attendance: July 5-14, Hours: 8:10-2:40. PreK Center: Staff Orientation and Professional Development: June 29th. Students in Attendance: July 5-14, Hours: 8:10-2:40
  4. PRAC Posting: Deadline to apply 5/30/2023
  5. CAT Posting, CAT application: Deadline to apply 5/26/23. Make sure you open the application form with your DOE email.


School 2023-2024:

Survival Class – Spring session:

Thursday, Feb. 1
Thursday, Feb. 8
Thursday, Feb. 15
Thursday, April 4
Thursday, April 11
Thursday, April 18

March 6th – monthly chapter meeting -Hybrid

April 3rd – monthly chapter meeting -Hybrid

May 1st – monthly chapter meeting -VIRTUAL only

May 31st – BSHM CELEBRATION – In Person

June 5th – monthly chapter meeting – In Person ONLY/End of the year celebration

BSHM Celebration May 30, 2024

Deadline to submit projects: March 1, 2024

May is Better Speech and Hearing Month, a time to raise awareness about communication disorders and ways to improve the quality of life for those who experience challenges speaking, understanding or hearing.

Our chapter celebrates Better Speech and Hearing Month annually with projects created by students and members. Feel free to browse previous year’s presentations for inspiration.

Nominate a colleague or student

Requirements for projects.

To see previous projects

Speech Survival Class

Speech Survival Class

Tentative Spring 2024 Dates: 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 5/2, 5/9

Registration Link -not available yet

The Speech Chapter of the UFT offers a virtual “Speech Survival Class” for new speech teachers, for those who joined the Department of Education within the last three years or who are returning after a prolonged absence.  The syllabus covers topics that will help you to understand and manage your roles and responsibilities on the job.

Topics will include, but are not limited to, clinical/lesson planning, data collection, goal writing, assessment, IEPs, paperwork requirements, observations, ratings, tenure, the chancellor’s regulation and the DOE Standard Operating Procedure Manual. There will be time at each session to exchange ideas and discuss issues related to your program.  You will receive a certificate for the hours attended which can be part of your tenure portfolio.  There will be six classes which run from 4:00 until 6:00pm with the instructor, and two classes will be combined with the Speech Chapter meeting. here will be a one-time registration fee of $55 which is due by the first class.  A registration link will be sent out the end of January.