A Cherokee County School District Special Education leader has been named to a advisory role with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Cherokee schools’ Lead Speech Language Pathologist Dr. Patti Howard recently was selected by the ASLHA to serve on its Clinical Specialty Certification Board.

“Our Special Education department has a statewide and national reputation for outstanding services, and that accomplishment can be attributed to the hard work of its dedicated leaders,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said. “We’re so proud of Dr. Howard for this honor, as it shows how highly she is regarded by her peers for the support she provides her colleagues and our students. We know she will represent CCSD with excellence.”

Certification Board members are responsible for setting standards for professional clinical certification for speech-language pathologists and audiologists, as well as for clinical specialty certification programs, and recognition programs for support personnel, according to ASLHA. The Board also determines whether to suspend or withdraw clinical certification if initial application or maintenance requirements are not met.

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