Advocacy: When One is More Than One What do you think of when you read the word advocacy? Perhaps you think of the efforts of your state association when they are lobbying in your state capitol. Maybe you think of one of ASHA’s lobbyists on Capitol Hill, working to achieve passage of the newborn hearing screening bill. ... Article
Article  |   April 01, 2001
Advocacy: When One is More Than One
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  • Nancy B. Swigert
    Swigert & Associates, Inc., Lexington, KY
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Article   |   April 01, 2001
Advocacy: When One is More Than One
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, April 2001, Vol. 2, 2-3. doi:10.1044/sbi2.1.2
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, April 2001, Vol. 2, 2-3. doi:10.1044/sbi2.1.2
What do you think of when you read the word advocacy? Perhaps you think of the efforts of your state association when they are lobbying in your state capitol. Maybe you think of one of ASHA’s lobbyists on Capitol Hill, working to achieve passage of the newborn hearing screening bill. Maybe you even think of parents asserting their child’s rights during an ARC meeting.
Advocacy is those things, and more. Advocacy is the act of supporting or urging by argument, especially publicly. It can also be described as the act of pleading for or on behalf of another, or speaking or writing in support of a cause. Each of us in some small or large way, typically advocates on a daily basis.
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