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Disciplines: Speech-Language Pathology
Hours: 1 Contact Hour
Author(s): Amy Hasselkus, M.A., CCC-SLP
Peer Reviewer(s):
  • Linda Collins, MA., CCC-SLP
  • Alison Lemke, M.A., M.P.A., CCC-SLP
Item#: O2521
Contents: 1 Course Book 

Leadership Practices in Health Professions

Price $9.95
Item # O2521
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

Release Date: May 17, 2018

Expiration Date: May 16, 2021

This basic-level course is designed to define leadership theories and models that frame current leadership practices. An exploration of various styles of leadership will enable learners to reflect on their own leadership practices and/or create a leadership plan for the application of new skills. SLPs often take on leadership roles or mentor others in their facility or organization. In these roles, SLPs help develop new clinicians, as well as ensure quality patient care. This course provides a basic understanding of leadership – what it means, what skills are needed, and how to be successful in this role.

This program is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Basic-Level, Related Area)

Course Objectives

  • Define various leadership theories.
  • Explain various leadership models and styles.
  • Describe how leadership is related to management and mentorship.

Amy Hasselkus, MA, CCC-SLP, is a licensed and American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) certified speech-language pathologist. Amy obtained her master’s degree in speech-language pathology from the University of Georgia and accepted a position in a hospital in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where she provided services to children and adults with speech, language, cognitive, and swallowing disorders. She then worked for 11 years at the ASHA, where she assisted in the development of resources for speech-language pathologists on a variety of clinical and professional issues. Amy earned a second master’s degree in communication (with a focus on health communication) from George Mason University and now teaches as an adjunct instructor at George Mason University and a local community college. Amy also contributes to continuing education programs for speech-language pathologists.



Financial – The author received an honorarium from Western Schools for this work.

Nonfinancial – The author have no other relevant financial or nonfinancial interests to disclose.

Linda Collins, MA., CCC-SLP is a licensed and certified speech language pathologist currently managing the Department of Speech Pathology at Sharon Regional Medical Center, a Steward Hospital. Linda has focused on the adult population specializing in swallowing, dementia care and communication disorders related to neurogenic disorders. Linda has coauthored The Swallowing Guide, a workbook in publication for 20 years producing relevant hands on management of swallowing problems. Linda is also active in the supervision and training of new graduate students with affiliates from three major universities in the Western PA and Northeastern Ohio regions. Linda has previously worked with non-profit organizations providing the highest standards of care with the underprivileged populations while fund raising and educating the community on the benefits of communication skills from birth through adults. Collaborating with Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy, Linda oversees Speech Pathology programming in acute care, outpatient therapy for adults and children, skilled nursing care and a strong diagnostic and swallowing department. A graduate of Kent State University, Linda continues her expertise in Speech Pathology by serving on safety and ethics committees in a growing health system while still being an active clinician in a busy Speech Pathology department.


Alison Lemke, M.A., M.P.A., CCC-SLP, CBIS is a speech-language pathologist and Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Iowa/Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Clinic. She has worked with clients with neurogenic communication and memory/cognitive disorders due to TBI, stroke, and other acquired conditions for more than 30 years. She managed services in health care settings and owned her own practice.  Alison served on the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Legislative Council for nine years, is a past member of the Board of Directors of ASHA, a past president of the Iowa Speech Language Hearing Association (ISHA), a past member and Vice Chair of the Iowa Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology Examiners, and is currently on the Board of Directors of the National Council of State Boards of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (NCSB).



Financial – The peer reviewers received an honorarium from Western Schools for this work.

Nonfinancial – The peer reviewers have no other relevant financial or nonfinancial interests to disclose.

  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course to earn ASHA CEUs and/or receive a certificate of completion.
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  • See author and peer reviewer tabs for disclosures. All other persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.