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Outstanding Clinician Award

Honors of the Association

Outstanding Special
Education Administrator

Outstanding Graduate Student

Procedure for Nomination

History of Past Recipient

Awards

MSHA Honors

Outstanding Clinician Award
This award recognizes demonstrated contributions in the advancement of knowledge
in clinical practice in speech-language pathology or audiology.

  1. The recipient will be chosen for advancement of knowledge in their practice as evidenced by significant recent accomplishments within the past three years in speech-language pathology or audiology. Some activities or accomplishments might include:
    1. Achievement with a single client or group of clients.
    2. Service programming & program development.
    3. Achievement in a state or local organization or government agency activity.
    4. Teaching/presentations, research, or administration. (Nominees are not limited to any particular type of achievement or activity.)

The nominee and the nominator must be a current member of MSHA and past nominees
are eligible.

Please see Procedures below to submit a nominee for this award.

Honors of the Association
This award recognizes exceptional and extraordinary contributions to the field of speech, language and hearing, and is the highest honor that the Association can give.

  1. The recipient will be chosen for advancement of knowledge in their practice as evidenced by significant recent accomplishments within the past three years in speech-language pathology or audiology. Some activities or accomplishments might include:
    1. Achievement with a single client or group of clients.
    2. Service programming & program development.
    3. Achievement in a state or local organization or government agency activity.
    4. Teaching/presentations, research, or administration. (Nominees are not limited to any particular type of achievement or activity.)
  2. The recipient must display concrete evidence of contributions, clinical service, clinical research or any other activity which has promoted excellence in clinical service over a fifteen year or longer period.
  3. The nominee and the nominator must be a current member of MSHA and past nominees are eligible.

Please see Procedures below to submit a nominee for this award.

Outstanding Special Education Administrator
This award recognizes a Special Education Administrator who has provided outstanding leadership and support for the speech-language-hearing staff and who consistently strives to improve and enhance the services provided to communicatively-impaired students.

  1. The recipient will be chosen for advancement of knowledge in their practice as evidenced by significant recent accomplishment within the past three years. Some activities or accomplishment might include:
    1. Achievement with a single client or group of clients.
    2. Service programming and program development.
    3. Achievement in a state or local organization or government agency activity.
    4. Teaching/presentations, research, or administration. (Nominees are not limited to any particular type of achievement or activity.)
  2. The recipient must demonstrate skills in providing outstanding leadership and support for the speech-language-hearing staff and consistently strives to improve and enhance the services provided to communicatively impaired students.
  3. The nominator must be a MSHA member.

Please see Procedures below to submit a nominee for this award.

Outstanding Graduate Student
This award shall be made to a full-time student in speech-language pathology, audiology or deaf education who has shown superior and outstanding academic achievement and who exhibits excellent professional promise. The nominee must be a professional entry level degree (i.e. MA, MS, AuD) student at an accredited college or university in the state of Missouri at least through December.

Documentation to accompany nominations should include:

  1. A sponsor ’s letter outlining the reasons the nominee should be considered for the award.
  2. At least three letters from those familiar with the nominee’s achievements and abilities.
  3. The nominee’s undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
  4. A scholarly paper written by the nominee as a class project or term paper, one or more chapters of a thesis, or a similar project.
The award criteria will be weighed accordingly:
  • Academic Achievement – 20%
  • Scholarship (including, but not limited to written paper, thesis, special project, presentation) – 20%
  • Clinical Skills – 20%
  • Community/University/Leadership Service – 20%
  • Support as demonstrated through recommendations – 20%

Please see Procedures below to submit a nominee for this award.

Procedure for Nomination - All Awards:
The following information should be submitted in this order:

  1. Completed nomination form that follows.
  2. Rationale for nomination:
    1. Identification and description of the outstanding achievement with information of when and where the specific achievement(s) took place.
    2. Description of the significance of the recent achievement.
    3. Explanation of how the nominee ’s actions have advanced knowledge in the area of their practice.
    4. Explanation of the nominee ’s role in the achievement.
  3. At least three statements to support the nomination from speech-language pathologists, audiologists, or related professionals and from recipients of services (or their parents) where appropriate.
  4. Nominee’s resume.
  5. Good quality colored photograph.

*Mere listing of activities or opinions not supported with facts and evidence will not be considered.

The sponsor should not be a member of the MSHA Executive Board or the Honors Committee. A nominee should not be informed of his or her nomination (except the outstanding graduate student).

Submission Format
Material in support of a nominee should be typed, single-spaced, and pages should not exceed 10 pages, including any letters of support.


Submissions accepted October 15, 2014 thru January 15, 2015. No exceptions or extensions will be permitted.

MSHA Honors Nomination Form

Please note: After completing the form below, you will be directed to a new page to upload the above supportive data. The files should be named to inlcude your name and document type (e.g., Smith-Photo, Smith-Resume...).

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After submission of this form, email the MSHA Office your transcript, resume, essay and letters of recommendation. The files should be named to include your name and document type (e.g., Smith-Photo, Smith-Resume...).

 

 

 
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