Charles H. Carlin, Ph.D.

Charles H. Carlin, Ph.D.

Title: Associate Professor, Graduate Coordinator for Campus-based Program in Speech-Language Pathology
Program: Speech-Language Pathology
Dept/Program: School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Office: Polsky 181F
Phone: 330-972-6556
Fax: 330-972-7884
Email: carlin@uakron.edu


Biography

I am an associate professor in the School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Before coming to The University of Akron, I worked as a speech-language and special education supervisor for the Summit County Educational Service Center in the Akron, Ohio area. In addition to my administrative experiences, I was employed as a school-based speech-language pathologist (SLP) in preschool through high school settings in Ohio and Hawaii. While employed in Hawaii, I also owned and operated a small accent reduction private practice.

I am passionate about school-based speech-language pathology and special education issues. I authored two modules for the Ohio Master’s Network Initiatives in Education, www.omnie.org, that are devoted to service delivery and workload approaches.  I researched 21 different caseload/workload approaches and conducted a supply and demand study of related service providers (e.g., SLPs, occupational and physical therapists).  I particularly enjoy mentoring school districts and SLPs as they move from pullout only therapy to more inclusive services through the use of flexible scheduling strategies (e.g., 3:1 Model, block scheduling).

Finally, and most importantly, I am a husband and father. My wife, who is also a SLP, and I collaborate on grants and publish on topics that are related to school-based speech-language pathology services (e.g., e-supervision of graduate students, workload approaches).


Interests

Autism spectrum disorders, supervision-mentorship, telepractice, and school-based speech-language service delivery models.


Membership in Professional Societies and Organizations:

  • Member: American Speech-Language and Hearing Association
  • Active Certificate Holder: Certificate of Clinical Competence (Speech Language Pathology),
    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Active License Holder: Speech-Language Pathology, Ohio Speech and Hearing Professionals Board


Research

Awarded Grants (Total Amount: $508,815)

Determining Service Provider’s Workload: Guidelines, Resources, and Tools. (Summer and Fall 2014). Awarded a two semester funded grant from the Ohio Department of Education. The award totals $32,191 and is intended to develop guidelines, resources, tools, and presentations to accompany the workload determination rules. The rules are part of the newly reauthorized Operating Standards for Ohio Educational Agencies Serving Children with Disabilities (July 1, 2014) and apply to all special education and related service providers in Ohio. This grant extends the research findings and recommendations from the Caseload Ratio Study. 

Role: Principal Investigator 

Caseload Ratio Study Grant (Year 2). (Summer 2012). Was awarded a one year funded extension of the Caseload Ratio Grant from the Ohio Department of Education. The award totaled $129,952.

Role: Principal Investigator 

Caseload Ratio Study Grant (Year 1). (Spring 2011). Was awarded a one year funded research grant from the Ohio Department of Education. The award totaled $134,552 and was designed to evaluate 21 caseload ratio approaches for intervention specialists and related service personnel (e.g., speech language pathologists).  Additionally, the grant was intended to evaluate supply and demand data from school-based speech language pathologist, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and higher education institutions.

Role: Principal Investigator 

University Liaison E-supervision. (Winter 2010). Was awarded an ongoing funded project through The University of Akron’s College of Education. The first semester award amount totaled $2,400. The project was intended to investigate the use of university liaison e-supervision for graduate students who were enrolled in school-based externship.

Role: Principal Investigator           

E-Supervision of Speech Language Interns Grant. (Spring 2010). Was awarded a two year funded research grant from the Ohio Master’s Network Initiatives in Education (OMNIE) and the Ohio Department of Education. The award totaled $195,808 and is designed to evaluate the viability of e-supervision as an alternative to face-to-face supervision for Speech Language Interns in the OMNIE Internship Program.

Role: Principal Investigator 

Twinsburg City School District Professional Development Grant. (2009-2010). Was awarded a professional development grant from the Twinsburg City School District. The award totaled $13,912 and was designed to provide professional development and consultation to special education teachers, administrators, and related service providers in the area of evidence-base practices and special education compliance.

Role: Principal Investigator


Recent National, State, and Regional Conferences, Workshops, and In-service Series

  • Montgomery, J., Carlin, C.H., Hoffman, K., Jackson, Jerrold, Lowman, J., Meeks, J., Riley, J., and VanderPloeg, L. (December, 2019). 2019 ASHA Schools Virtual Town Hall: Attract, Prepare, and Retain School-based SLPs.  Presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Headquarters, Rockville, Maryland.
  • Carlin, C.H. (March, 2019). Using a Workload Approach to Calculate your Caseload. Presented at the Virginia Speech-Hearing Association of Virginia (SHAV) State Convention, Richmond, Virginia. 
  • Carlin, C.H. (March, 2019). Valid and Reliable Evaluations. Presented at the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District, University Heights, Ohio.
  • Carlin, C.H. (March, 2019). Disproportionality and Speech-Language Services. Presented at the Wadsworth City School District, Wadsworth, Ohio.
  • Carlin, C.H. (February, 2019). Goal and Objective Writing for SLPs. Presented at the Wadsworth City School District, Wadsworth, Ohio.
  • Carlin, C.H. (January, 2019). Workload Management Strategies and Professional Development: Part 2  Presented at the Cleveland  Heights-University heights City School District, university Heights, Ohio.
  • Carlin, C.H. (December, 2018). Workload Management Strategies and Professional Development: Part 1 Presented at the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District, University Heights, Ohio.
  • Carlin, C.H. (November, 2018). IEP Compliance. Presented at the Wadsworth City School District, Wadsworth, Ohio.
  • Carlin, C.H. (September, 2018). Workload Management Strategies and Professional Development. Presented at the Sylvania City School District, Sylvania, Ohio.
  • Carlin, C.H. (August, 2018). Workload Rule: 3301-51-09. Presented at the Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County, Independence, Ohio.
  • Carlin, C.H. (July, 2018). Resources and Strategies to Move you Toward a Workload Approach. Presented at the ASHA Schools Connect Conference: Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Carlin, C.H. (March, 2018). Ohio Workload Approach. ASHA State Education Advocacy Leaders Group Meeting: Webinar.
  • Carlin, C.H. (December, 2017). Assessing Workload: Guidance for SLPs, OTs, and Administration. Presented at The Twinsburg City School Board of Education: Twinsburg, Ohio.
  • Carlin, C.H. (November, 2017). Ohio’s Workload Approach: Guidance for SLPs, OTs, and PTs. Presented at the Sylvania City School Professional Development Day: Sylvania, Ohio.
  • Carlin, C.H. (October, 2017). Workload Approach: It’s Not Optional in Ohio. Presented at the Ohio School Speech Pathology Educational Audiology Coalition Conference, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Carlin, C.H. & Guggenhiem, T. (October, 2017). Workload Clinic. Presented at the Ohio School Speech Pathology Educational Audiology Coalition Conference, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Carlin, C.H. (October, 2017). Ohio Workload Approach. ASHA Education Steering Group Meeting: Webinar.
  • Carlin, C.H. (October, 2017). Response to Intervention for SLPs. Presented at the Northop Elementary School:  Speech-Language Pathology Professional Development Series, Medina, Ohio.
  • Carlin, C.H. (October, 2017). Hot Topics for SLPs. Presented at the Wadsworth High School: Speech-Language Pathology Professional Development Series, Wadsworth, Ohio.
  • Carlin, C.H. (February, 2017). Ohio Workload Approach. ASHA School Issue Advisory Board Meeting:  Webinar.
  • Carlin, C.H. (January, 2017). Best Practices in Speech-Language Pathology. Presented at the Beachwood City School District: SLP and Intervention Specialist Professional Development Series, Beachwood, Ohio.
  • Carlin, C.H. (January 2017). Vocabulary Instruction and Intervention. Presented at the Hudson City School District: SLP Professional Development Series, Hudson, Ohio.
  • Carlin, C.H. (November, 2016). Defending Evaluations and Eligibility Determinations. Presented at the Jefferson County Educational Service Center: Special Education Professional Development Series, Steubenville, Ohio.
  • Carlin, C.H. (November, 2016). Dismissal Criteria. Presented at the Jefferson County Educational Service Center: Special Education Professional Development Series, Steubenville, Ohio.
  • Carlin, C.H. (November, 2016). Guidance on the Ohio Workload Rule. Presented at the Jefferson County
    Educational Service Center: Special Education Professional Development Series, Steubenville, Ohio.
  • Carlin, C.H. (October, 2016). Workload Approach: It’s Not Optional in Ohio. Presented at the Ohio School Speech Pathology Educational Audiology Coalition Conference, Columbus, Ohio. (3 hour presentation).
  • Carlin, C.H. (October, 2016). Workload Approach: It’s Not Optional in Ohio. Presented at the Ohio School Speech Pathology Educational Audiology Coalition Conference, Columbus, Ohio. (2 hour presentation).
  • Carlin, C.H. (August, 2016). Workload Approach: It’s Not Optional in Ohio.  Presented at the Mahoning Educational Service Center:  Mahoning and Trumbull Counties Professional Development Series, Canfield, Ohio.
  • Carlin, C.H. & Van Hoos, C. (August, 2016). Working Nine to Five: The Practical Application for the New ODE/OEC Workload Rules. 24th Ohio Institute for OT/PT School-Based Practice. Columbus, Ohio.
  • Carlin, C.H. (April, 2016). Workload Approach: It’s Not Optional in Ohio.  Presented at the State Support Region 9: SLP Professional Development Series, Massillon, Ohio.
  • Carlin, C.H. (April, 2016). Workload Approach: It’s Not Optional in Ohio. Presented at the Putnam County Educational Service Center:  SLP Professional Development Series, Findlay, Ohio.
  • Carlin, C.H. (April, 2016). Workload Approach: It’s Not Optional in Ohio.  Presented at the Geauga County Educational Service Center:  Pupil Services Director Professional Development Series, Concord, Ohio.
  • Carlin, C.H. (March, 2016). Workload Approach: It’s Not Optional in Ohio. Presented at the Summit County Educational Service Center: SLP Professional Development Series, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
  • Carlin, C.H. (January, 2016). Hot Topics in Speech-Language Pathology Services. Presented at the Cleveland Metropolitan School District Professional Development Day, Independence, Ohio.
  • Carlin, C.H. (October, 2016). Workload Approach: It’s Not Optional in Ohio. Presented at the Ohio School Speech Pathology Educational Audiology Coalition Conference, Columbus, Ohio.

Publications

Published Peer-reviewed Manuscripts 

  • Carlin, C. H., Boarman, K., & Brady, E. (2016). Guiding student clinicians as they develop AAC goals and monitor progress. Perspectives on Alternative-Augmentative Communication, 1(12), 32-40.
  • Carlin, C.H., Boarman, K., Carlin, E.L., & Inselmann, K. (2013). The use of e-supervision support speech-language pathologist graduate students during student teaching practica. International Journal of Telerehabilitation.  5(2), 21-32.
  • Carlin, C. H., Milam, J. L., Carlin, E. L., & Owen, A. (2012). Promising practices in e-supervision:  Exploring graduate speech-language pathology interns’ perceptions. International Journal of Telerehabilitation. 4(2), 25-37. 
  • Carlin, C. H. (2012). E-supervision of graduate students in speech-language pathology: Preliminary research.  Perspectives on Telepractice, 2(1), 26-30. 

Books or Chapters 

  • Carlin, C.H., Ireland, M.C., Anderson, M.A., & Nelson, N.W. (2021). Public policies affecting clinical practice. In Rhea Paul and Elizabeth Schoen Simmons. Introduction to clinical methods in communication disorders (4th ed.).  Brookes Publishing.
  • Carlin, C. H., Carlin, E.L., Milam, J. L., & Weinberg, T. (2013).  E-supervision & e-mentoring: Professional development for current and future professionals. In K. Todd Houston. Telepractice in speech-language pathology. Plural Publishing, Inc.

Other Manuscripts 

  • Gillette, Y., Carlin, C. H., & Boarman, K. M. (2014). Achieving communication competence through collaboration www.GannettHG.com
  • Carlin, C.H. (2011). Moving beyond pullout only service delivery models.  www.speechpathology.com


Courses

Graduate

  • School-based Extern Seminar
  • Organization and Administration: Public School Speech-Language and Hearing Programs
  • Articulation/Phonology
  • Public School Issues in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
  • Research Methods in Communication Disorders I

Graduate Clinical

  • Advanced Clinical Practicum: Speech-Language Pathology

Undergraduate

  • Multicultural Considerations in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology