American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

2013 Resolutions and Motions

The following resolutions and motions have been considered by the Board of Directors. As action is taken, this page will be updated.

Resolutions

BOD 1-2013

RESOLVED, That Articles IV and V of the ASHA Bylaws be amended to read as follows (proposed new language is underlined; text to be deleted is crossed out):

4.4.5. Members who hold no certification or dual certification shall declare the area (audiology or speech-language pathology) for which they wish to vote.

4.4.6. Members who hold dual certification may vote for all specific profession-designated Board of Directors offices (audiology and speech-language pathology).

4.4.6 4.4.7. The Chair of the Audiology Advisory Council shall be elected by and from the members of the Audiology Advisory Council.

4.4.7 4.4.8. The Chair of the Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council shall be elected by and from the members of the Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council.

5.4. Elections

Each member shall receive an election ballot and may vote for one nominee from that member's constituency. Audiology members within the constituency will vote for nominees for the Audiology Advisory Council. Speech-language pathology members within the constituency will vote for nominees for the Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council. Members who hold no certification or dual certification shall declare the area (audiology or speech-language pathology) for which they wish to vote. Members who hold dual certification may vote for nominees in both areas (audiology and speech-language pathology). NSSLHA representatives to the Advisory Councils will be determined by NSSLHA election procedures.

Approved 16-0

BOD 2-2013

RESOLVED, That to fully represent the leadership of the ASHA science and research entities, the Science Advisory Board will comprise the following 11 voting members:

  • Chair of the Science Advisory Board
  • Chair of the Advisory Committee on Evidence-Based Practice
  • Chair of the Publications Board
  • Chair of the Research and Scientific Affairs Committee
  • Chair of the Academic Affairs Board
  • Chair, or designee, of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation Board
  • Vice President for Science and Research
  • Vice President for Academic Affairs in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Vice President for Academic Affairs in Audiology
  • Member-at-Large
  • ASHA Chief Staff Officer for Science and Research

Approved 13-0

BOD 3-2013

RESOLVED, That the Research and Scientific Affairs Committee (RSAC) charge be changed to the following:

The charge of the Research and Scientific Affairs Committee is to support the Vice President for Science and Research, the Science Advisory Board, and National Office staff in (1) advocating for research in human communication sciences and disorders (CSD); (2) providing guidance to emerging researchers in CSD; (3) identifying critical and emerging research needs in communication, swallowing and balance disorders and normal processes in order to update programs, products, and services for the Association; (4) identifying and addressing issues relevant to research education and training; and (5) facilitating continued engagement of the scientific community in advancing the research base in CSD.

Approved 13-0

BOD 4-2013

RESOLVED, That an Ad Hoc Committee on Leadership Cultivation be established to oversee leadership development efforts, cultivate future Board of Directors leaders, and provide a broad strategic coordination of all leadership development efforts to ensure a strong pipeline of diverse, talented, qualified, and willing candidates.

RESOLVED, That the committee comprise seven members including the chair. All seven members, including the chair, have voting rights. The Committee on Committees will appoint two audiologists, two speech-language pathologists, and one member from either profession. Consideration should be given that one of the appointed audiologists and one of the appointed speech-language pathologists shall have just finished serving a term on the Committee on Nominations and Elections. The immediate past president of the Board of Directors is a member of this committee. The chair of the committee would be a former president of ASHA, but not the immediate past president.

RESOLVED, That the Committee develop strategies and programs for enhancing ASHA’s leadership development and submit those recommendations to the Board of Directors by December 1, 2013.

Approved 10-0

BOD 5-2013

RESOLVED, That the Board of Directors approve the Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Scope of Practice document as policy of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; and further

RESOLVED, That the Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Scope of Practice be posted on the ASHA website in the Practice Portal.

Approved 15-0

BOD 6-2013

RESOLVED, That an Ad Hoc Committee on Reading Fluency for School-Age Children Who Stutter be established and charged to (1) conduct a survey on measures of reading fluency and accommodations, (2) provide a summary and analysis of the survey results, (3) develop a dissemination plan, and (4) disseminate the information to speech-language pathologists and other educators, to be completed by December 31, 2013; and further

RESOLVED, That the committee consist of no more than seven ASHA-certified speech-language pathologists with expertise in this area with at least one representative from each of the following Special Interest Groups (SIGs): SIG 1, Language Learning and Education; SIG 4, Fluency and Fluency Disorders; and SIG 16, School-Based Issues.

Approved 11-1

BOD 7-2013

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s National Center for Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Disorders (N-CEP) undertake an evidence-based systematic review in 2013 of the effectiveness of speech-language pathology services delivered via telehealth to stroke patients with aphasia.

Approved 14-0

BOD 8-2013

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s National Center for Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Disorders (N-CEP) undertake an evidence-based systematic review in 2013 on the effectiveness of speech-language pathology behavioral voice treatment for children and adults with vocal cord dysfunction and/or paradoxical vocal fold motion.

Approved 14-0

BOD 9-2013

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association contribute $10,000 for sponsorship in support of the 2013 International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics Congress.

Approved 12-0

BOD 10-2013

RESOLVED, That the naming convention of specialty boards established by EB 33-2000 be amended from the standard name of "Specialty Board on (name of specialty area)" to a naming convention that allows a specialty board to propose a name that more definitively identifies the the board’s purpose and further,

RESOLVED, That the Council on Clinical Specialty Recognition (CCSR), or any future governing body charged with oversight of the program, have the authority to approve proposed specialty board names.

Approved 14-1

BOD 11-2013

RESOLVED, That an ad hoc committee be established and charged to develop specific actions that address education and core competencies of interprofessional education related to reimbursement models for students and members; and further

RESOLVED, That this ad hoc committee comprise three audiologists, three speech-language pathologists, one physical therapist, ASHA’s Vice President for Academic Affairs in Audiology, and one staff ex officio:

  • Robert Burkard, audiologist
  • Robert Turner, audiologist
  • Ruth Bentler, audiologist
  • Kenn Apel-Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD), speech-language pathologist
  • Judith Page-KY, speech-language pathologist
  • Nancy Lewis-NM, speech-language pathologist
  • Diane Jette, physical therapist
  • Board Liaison, Vice President for Academic Affairs in Audiology
  • CSO, as determined by the CEO
  • Ex officio, as determined by the CEO.

Approved 13-0

BOD 12-2013

RESOLVED, that an ad hoc committee be established and charged to identify specific elements that reframe the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology to meet the changing needs in both the health care arena and educational settings. The committee will determine overarching goals and strategies for implementation; and further

RESOLVED, That this ad hoc committee comprise elected officers of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)—Vice President for Speech-Language Pathology Practice and Vice President for Audiology Practice, ASHA staff—Chief Staff Officer for Audiology and Chief Staff Officer for Speech-Language Pathology, five speech-language pathologists (SLPs), and five audiologists:

  • Becky Cornett, SLP, health care
  • Charlette Green, SLP education
  • Nancy Swigert, SLP, health care-adult
  • Ann Kummer, SLP, health care-pediatrics
  • Molly Thompson, SLP
  • Diane Sabo, AUD pediatrics
  • Doug Sladen, AUD, cochlear implants
  • Louis Sieminski, AUD, private practice
  • Harvey Abrams, AUD, industry
  • Tena McNamara, AUD, educational audiologist
  • Vice President for Speech-Language Pathology Practice, Gail Richard
  • Vice President for Audiology Practice, Donna Smiley
  • Chief Staff Officer for Audiology, Neil DiSarno
  • Chief Staff Officer for Speech-Language Pathology, Lemmietta McNeilly.

Approved 8-2

BOD 13-2013

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's 2013 annual report of the Association's membership in and affiliation with other organizations be approved; and further

RESOLVED, That continued affiliation with the following organizations be approved:

  • Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology (AAPPSPA)
  • American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
  • American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Brain Injury-Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group
  • American Council on Education
  • American Medical Association Current Procedural Terminology Health Care Professionals Advisory Committee
  • American Medical Association RVS Update Committee Health Care Professionals Advisory Committee
  • American National Standards Institute
  • Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors
  • Coalition for Current Safety Codes
  • Coalition for Patients' Rights
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities International (CARF International)
  • Committee for Education Funding (CEF)
  • Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
  • Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration
  • Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD)
  • Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC)
  • Council of Graduate Schools
  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation
  • Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Alliance (DHHA)
  • Fair Access Coalition on Testing (FACT)
  • Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education
  • Habilitation Benefits Coalition (HAB Coalition)
  • Hearing International
  • Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)
  • IDEA Partnership
  • International Association for Continuing Education and Training
  • International Association for Exhibitions and Events
  • International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics
  • Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE)
  • Institute of International Education
  • International Society of Audiology
  • National Alliance of Specialized Instructional Support Personnel (NASISP)
  • National Association for Advisors in the Health Professions (NAAHP)
  • National Association for the Support of Long-Term Care (Associate Membership)
  • National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE)
  • National Center for Birth Defects and Other Developmental Disabilities, External Partners Group
  • National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics
  • National Coalition on Personnel Shortages in Special Education and Related Services
  • National Consortium on Health Science Education
  • National Council of State Boards of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
  • National Council on Aging
  • National Easter Seal Society
  • National Hearing Conservation Association
  • National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities
  • National Universal Design for Learning Task Force
  • Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
  • Partnership for Health in Aging (PHA)
  • Patient Access to Responsible Care Alliance (PARCA)
  • Physicians Consortium for Performance Improvement
  • Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)
  • Standards Secretariat, Acoustical Society of America
  • The Joint Commission
  • TriAlliance of Health and Rehabilitation Professions
  • Washington Rehabilitation Caucus
  • World Parkinson Coalition, Inc.

Approved 13-0

BOD 14-2013

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) establish, for a 2-year period, the Speech-Language Pathology School Issues ad hoc committee, charged to provide leadership, guidance, and strategic planning in developing, recommending, implementing, and reviewing ASHA policies, procedures, programs, and resources relative to speech-language pathology practice in k-12 schools; and further

RESOLVED, That this ad hoc committee comprise ASHA's Vice President for Speech-Language Pathology Practice, a staff ex officio, and seven speech-language pathologists-with the following affiliations.

  • Two at-large representatives shall be speech-language pathologists (SLPs) who practice in a k-12 organization. One of these individuals shall have 10 years or less experience.
  • One individual shall represent ASHA Special Interest Group 16, School-Based Issues.
  • One individual shall represent the School Finance Committee or the State Education Advocacy Leaders (SEALs).
  • One representative shall be a graduate of the ASHA Leadership Development Program.
  • One representative shall currently supervise school personnel or a school program (i.e., shall be a special education supervisor, speech/language program supervisor, school superintendent or assistant superintendent, state department of education speech/language program consultant).
  • One representative shall be an expert who has published and presented on critical topics of school practice.
  • The Vice President for Speech-Language Pathology Practice shall serve as the Board of Directors liaison.
  • An ASHA staff member shall serve as ex officio; and further

RESOLVED, That the committee's transition to a standing board be assessed in October 2013 after the Board of Directors has received the report from the Ad Hoc Committee on Committee/Board and Council Structure Review in September 2013.

Approved 11-1

BOD 15-2013

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors approve the removal of the term limits of ASHA's Health Care Economics Committee (HCEC) Alternate Advisors to the American Medical Association's Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and RVS Update Committee (RUC) Health Care Professionals Advisory Committees (HCPAC).

Approved 13-0

BOD 16-2013

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors authorize the use of funds from the Special Opportunities Fund for implementation of the Silverchair hosting platform for the digital publishing of the ASHA journals, the Special Interest Groups' Perspectives, and the electronic version of The ASHA Leader.

Approved 13-1

BOD 17-2013

RESOLVED, That the Ad Hoc Committee on Treatment Taxonomy Development be established within the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and charged to develop a treatment taxonomy to objectively and consistently describe the interventions provided by speech-language pathologists in health care settings; and further

RESOLVED, That the committee complete its work by December 2014; and further

RESOLVED, That the committee comprise eight individuals appointed by the ASHA Committee on Committees and a chief staff officer and a staff ex officio-both of whom selected by ASHA's chief executive officer. The appointees' experience and qualifications will reflect a cross-section of research and clinical expertise in speech-language pathology treatment and categorization of behavioral interventions provided in adult health care settings, as the initial application of this work will be to supplement the Adult National Outcomes Measurement System (NOMS) outcomes data collection system for speech-language pathology; and further

RESOLVED, That the Vice President for Science and Research serve as liaison to the ASHA Board of Directors; and further

RESOLVED, That ASHA provide for the travel and per diem expenses of all appointees to the Ad Hoc Committee on Treatment Taxonomy Development for their attendance at two face-to-face meetings at the National Office (one meeting to be held in the fourth quarter of 2013 and a second meeting to be held in the second or third quarter of 2014).

Approved 11-0

BOD 18-2013

RESOLVED, That an Ad Hoc Committee on Audiology Outcomes Measurement be established for a period of 1 year and charged to develop recommendations as to how the American Speech-Language-Hearing-Association (ASHA) can help to meet the needs for outcomes data in audiology. Specifically, the Committee will address the following questions.

  1. What data are needed, by whom, and for what purposes; how will data be used?
  2. What is the appropriate role for ASHA to play?
  3. What are the ramifications of failure to act?
  4. If multiple data collection efforts are needed within audiology, what is the relative priority of each? and further

RESOLVED, That the Ad Hoc Committee on Audiology Outcomes Measurement submit its recommendations and proposed plan to the ASHA Board of Directors (BOD) by August 2014.

RESOLVED, That the Ad Hoc Committee on Audiology Outcomes Measurement comprise eight individuals to be appointed by the Committee on Committees and a chief staff officer and a staff ex officio to be selected by ASHA's chief executive officer; and further

RESOLVED, That ASHA's vice president for academic affairs in audiology serve as the ASHA BOD liaison; and further

RESOLVED, That ASHA provide for the per diem and travel expenses of all appointees to the Ad Hoc on Audiology Outcomes Measurement to support their attendance at two face-to-face meetings at the National Office (one meeting to be held in the third or fourth quarter of 2013 and a second meeting to be held in the first or second quarter of 2014).

Approved 11-0

BOD 19-2013

RESOLVED, That the Ad Hoc Committee on Patient-Reported Outcomes be established within the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and charged to develop recommendations and a proposed plan as to how ASHA can help the profession of speech-language pathology meet the needs for patient-reported outcomes (PRO) in health care settings; and further

RESOLVED, That the Ad Hoc Committee on Patient-Reported Outcomes develop recommendations and a proposed plan that includes (a) the proposed method to be used in selecting patient-reported items from extant item banks; (b) the proposed method of testing the selected items in the National Outcomes Measurement System (NOMS) 2.0 environment; (c) the proposed implementation platform, timeline, and budget; (d) recommendations concerning the details of administration, such as the mechanism(s) for responding (e.g., phone, mail, web), patient privacy issues, patient versus proxy reporting, and the timing of administration; and (e) recommendations about the inclusion and integration of information on functional outcomes from multiple sources within the NOMS 2.0 environment; and further

RESOLVED, That the Ad Hoc Committee on Patient-Reported Outcomes submit its recommendations and proposed plan to the BOD by December 2014; and further

RESOLVED, That the Ad Hoc Committee on Patient-Reported Outcomes comprise eight individuals to be appointed by the Committee on Committees and a chief staff officer and an staff ex officio to be selected by ASHA's chief executive officer. Individuals to be appointed will be knowledgeable in PRO methodology, design, and implementation in adult health care settings, as the initial application of this work will be to supplement the existing adult health care NOMS outcomes data collection system in speech-language pathology; and further

RESOLVED, That the vice president for science and research serve as the ASHA Board of Directors liaison; and further

RESOLVED, That ASHA provide for the travel and per diem expenses of all appointees to the Ad Hoc Committee on Patient-Reported Outcomes for their attendance at two face-to-face meetings to be held at the National Office.

Approved 11-0

BOD 20-2013

RESOLVED, That the proposed revision of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Board of Ethics Issues in Ethics statement, Cultural and Linguistic Competence (2013), be approved; and further,

RESOLVED, That the revised Issues in Ethics statement be published electronically and made available in hardcopy upon request and that availability of the revised Ethics statement be announced.

Approved 13-0

BOD 21-2013

RESOLVED, that the position of professional development manager be created and added to the Coordinating Committee of each Special Interest Group (SIG) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), thereby increasing the number of Coordinating Committee members in each SIG by one; and further

RESOLVED, that the position be a 3-year appointment with opportunity for one 3-year re-appointment/extension.

Approved 14-0

BOD 22-2013

RESOLVED, That the Board of Directors of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) approve the 2014 Public Policy Agenda.

Approved 16-0

BOD 23-2013

RESOLVED, That the ASHA Board of Directors renew the recognition of the following speech-language-hearing associations through December 31, 2018:

  • Speech and Hearing Association of Alabama
  • Alaska Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Arizona Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Inc.
  • Arkansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • California Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Colorado Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Connecticut Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Inc.
  • Delaware Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists, Inc.
  • Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Approved 9-0

BOD 24-2013

RESOLVED, That the revised bylaws for the National Association for Hearing and Speech Action be approved by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Board of Directors.

Approved 11-0

BOD 25-2013

RESOLVED, That Arlene A. Pietranton, PhD, CAE, be re-appointed President of the Board of Directors of the National Association for Hearing and Speech Action (NAHSA) for a 3-year term beginning January 1, 2014, and ending December 31, 2016; that Joseph Cerquone, CAE, be re-appointed to the NAHSA Board as NAHSA Executive Director for a 3-year term beginning January 1, 2014, and ending December 31, 2016; and that Patricia A. Ritter, PhD, CCC-SLP, be re-appointed as a member of the NAHSA Board for a 1-year term, beginning January 1, 2014, and ending December 31, 2014.

Approved 11-0

BOD 26-2013

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors approve the request to expand the Health Care Economics Committee (HCEC) from 10 members to 12; and further

RESOLVED, That the new appointees include one audiologist and one speech-language pathologist to maintain the equal representation of professions on the committee.

Approved 12-0

BOD 27-2013

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors approve the request to allow Members of ASHA’s Health Care Economics Committee (HCEC) who serve as Members or Alternate Members on the American Medical Association’s (AMA’s) Current Procedural Terminology (CPT® AMA) Advisory Committee—or Relative Value Scale (RVS) Update Committee (RUC)—Health Care Professionals Advisory Committee (HCPAC) to have a maximum of four consecutive terms on the HCEC.

Approved 12-0

BOD 28-2013

RESOLVED, That ASHA sponsor the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Hearing and Aging Meeting at the $3,000 sponsorship level.

Approved 10-0

BOD 29-2013

RESOLVED, That the Council for Clinical Specialty Recognition (CCSR) be sunset effective December 31, 2013.

Approved 12-0

BOD 30-2013

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) implement the revised funding model for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASHFoundation), approved in Board of Directors (BOD) resolution BOD 21-2012 for years 2015 and 2016, which commits a conditional promise of an additional 1% of estimated 2014 and 2015 membership dues to the ASHFoundation—bringing the 2015 and 2016 promises each to 2% of estimated 2014 and 2015 membership dues to the ASHFoundation for years 2015 and 2016; and further

RESOLVED, That the additional maximum 1% contribution is conditional upon ASHA's 2013 consolidated net income being adequate to make such a contribution.

Approved 14-0

BOD 31-2013

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) promise a contribution of $150,000 in 2013 to its consumer affiliate, the National Association for Hearing and Speech Action (NAHSA), that will be used to support projects, programs, and activities that reflect NAHSA's Strategic Plan, aim at consumers, and feature the communications professions and/or communications professionals and/or areas of interest to both. The allocation of this contribution would be in keeping with the ASHA Strategic Pathway.

RESOLVED, That this contribution be conditional upon ASHA's 2013 consolidated net income being adequate to make such a contribution.

Approved 12-0

BOD 32-2013

RESOLVED, That the Board of Directors (BOD) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) continue to support the development of ASHA’s Practice Portal, and further;

RESOLVED, That the BOD approve use of the Special Opportunities Fund to provide such support in an amount not to exceed $550,000 per year for the years 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Approved 13-0

BOD 33-2013

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors accept the report of the ASHA Ad Hoc Committee on Supervision [PDF].

Approved 16-0

BOD 34-2013

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors accept the report submitted by the Ad Hoc Committee on Leadership Cultivation [PDF].

Approved 12-0

BOD 35-2013

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) accept the report of the ASHA Ad Hoc Committee on Interprofessional Education [PDF].

Approved 14-0

Motions

Motion 1-2013

MOVED, That the Board of Directors approve a proposal submitted by the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) as presented in a letter dated October 23, 2012, from Deb Carlson, PhD, President of AAA, to Shelly Chabon, PhD, President of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), which reads as follows:

  • One unique vote will be allotted independently for audiology and a second unique vote will be allotted independently for speech-language pathology. Under this arrangement, each profession must be represented by its own primary representative and alternate representative.
  • The American Academy of Audiology represents the profession of audiology at the RUC HCPAC and will appoint the primary and alternate seat holders for audiology.
  • The American Speech-Language Hearing Association represents the profession of speech-language pathology at the RUC HCPAC and will appoint the primary and alternate seat holders for speech-language pathology.

Denied 15-0

Motion 2-2013

Withdrawn

Motion 3-2013

MOVED, to appoint Pamela A. Smith, PhD, CCC-SLP, to serve as ASHA's representative for the second phase of the Pioneer Network's New Dining Practice Standards. Dr. Smith would serve on a task force to develop a toolkit to promote implementation of the new standards of practice to support individualization and choice for older people living in nursing homes.

As ASHA's representative for this task force, Dr. Smith would participate in quarterly phone calls until December 2013. She would also help develop content and provide comments on any documents produced by this group and would consult with other ASHA members, SIG affiliates, and ASHA staff, as appropriate.

Pioneer Network convened the Food and Dining Clinical Standards Task Force, a Rothschild Regulatory Task Force, after the 2010 Creating Home in the Nursing Home II: A National Symposium on Culture Change and the Food and Dining Requirements. Previously an ASHA staff member participated in a task force to develop the New Dining Practice Standards that were agreed to by twelve national standard setting clinical organizations and released by Pioneer Network in September 2011.

Pioneer Network has now received funding from the Hulda B. and Maurice L. Rothschild Foundation to convene a second task force to assist in developing the New Dining Practice Standards Toolkit. The objectives of this project are to develop model policies and procedures, worksheets, brochures, and other materials for use by long term care professionals, direct caregivers, residents, family members, and others who contribute to resident autonomy in dining.

BIO: Pamela A. Smith, PhD, CCC-SLP, is currently an associate professor at Bloomsburg University. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in communication disorders, specializes in psycholinguistics and medical speech-language pathology. Pamela is currently an affiliate of SIG 15 (Gerontology) and has served as the CE Editor since 2011. She is also active with the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association working on the Dysphagia Task Force and the Convention Planning Committee.

Pamela's previous work experiences include clinical work with adults in inpatient, outpatient, and skilled nursing settings. Prior to being appointed associate professor, she worked as an assistant professor at Kutztown University and East Stroudsburg University, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses while also providing per diem speech-language and dysphagia services in long term care facilitates. She received her B.S. Ed. from Kutztown University in Special Education, M.A. degree from Ohio University in Hearing and Speech Sciences and Ph.D. from Temple University in Communication Sciences.

Approved 10-0

Motion 4-2013

MOVED, that the Board of Directors approve an editorial revision to the recently approved SLPA Scope of Practice, to change the wording in letter (e) under the heading Service Delivery in the section of the document entitled Responsibilities Within the Scope for Speech-Language Pathology Assistants

from:

e. Assist the SLP with bilingual translation during screening and assessment activities exclusive of interpretation; refer to Knowledge and Skills Needed by Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists to Provide Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (ASHA 2004).

to:

e. Assist the SLP with bilingual translation during screening and assessment activities without interpreting results; refer to Knowledge and Skills Needed by Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists to Provide Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (ASHA 2004).

Approved 14-0

Motion 5-2013

MOVED, that ASHA approve and fund an election pilot project not to exceed $5100 which includes a mailing of no more than 10,000 election postcards. It is further moved that funds from the BOD contingency fund be approved for these requests.

Approved 9-2-1

Motion 6-2013

MOVED, that ASHA approve and fund an election pilot project totaling $3000 which includes hosting and staffing an election booth at the 2013 Health Care and Business Institute. It is further moved that funds from the BOD contingency fund be approved for these requests.

Withdrawn

Motion 7-2013

MOVED, that the Board of Directors appoint Lata Krishnan, PhD, CCC-A as an audiology member of the Nominating Committee for the Council For Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. Dr. Krishnan will serve a one-year term from January 1, 2013–December 31, 2013.

MOVED, that the Board of Directors appoint Julie Masterson, PhD, CCC-SLP as a speech-language pathology member of the Nominating Committee for the Council For Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. Dr. Masterson will serve a one-year term from January 1, 2013–December 31, 2013.

Approved 12-0

Motion 8-2013

MOVED, That ASHA supports the Tenth World Congress on Brain Injury, March 19–23, 2014, in San Francisco, CA, being hosted by the International Brain Injury Association (IBIA).

Approved 13-0

Motion 9-2013

MOVED, That the Board of Directors approve the addition/revision to the Audit Section and the Communication Section of the Board of Directors Operational Guidelines.

Approved 13-0

Motion 10-2013

MOVED, that the ASHA Board of Directors appoint Allan Diefendorf to serve as trustee of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation, with the first full term beginning 2013 and ending December 31, 2015.

Approved 10-0

Motion 11-2013

MOVED, that Carol Fleming is appointed as a member to the Political Action Committee (PAC) for a three-year term starting January 1, 2014 and ending December 31, 2017, and

MOVED, that Alison Lemke is selected as first alternate to the PAC for a three-year term starting January 1, 2014 and ending December 31, 2017.

Approved 10-2

Motion 12-2013

MOVED, That the following two individuals representing additional health professions be added to American Speech-Language Hearing Association’s (ASHA) Ad Hoc Committee on Interprofessional Education for a total of $1,850 from the Contingency Fund:

  • Curtis L. Whitehair, MD, Program Director, MedStar GUH/NRH, PM&R Residency Training Program
  • Betty Rambur, PhD, RN, Professor of Health Policy and Nursing University of Vermont.

Approved 13-0

Motion 13-2013

MOVED, that the Board of Directors approve the revisions to the ASHA Fellowship award in the Policy Section of the Committee on Honors Standard Operating Procedures.

Approved 14-0

Motion 14-2013

MOVED, that the Board of Directors approve the slate for 2014 appointments to the Council For Clinical Certification (CFCC) submitted by the Nominating Committee for the CFCC. All positions are for 3-year terms beginning January 1, 2014, and ending December 31, 2016, except for the board recognized specialist terms, as noted below.

ASHA-Certified Audiologists (3 positions)

  • Dan Halling (Academic) (MI)
  • Sue Ann Erdman (Practitioner) (FL)
  • Diane Sabo (Practitioner) (PA)

ASHA-Certified Speech-Language Pathologist (1 position)

  • Nancy Alarcon (Academic) (WA)

Public member (1 position)

  • Glenn Buck (VA)

Board Recognized Specialists* (2 positions)

  • Lynn Flahive (Academic, BRS-Child Language) (TX) – 2-year term beginning January 1, 2014, and ending December 31, 2015
  • Linda Mackay (Practitioner, BRS-Swallowing) (CT) – 3-year term beginning January 1, 2014, and ending December 31, 2016

* Note: These positions must represent two different specialty areas. Board Recognized Specialists serving on a specialty board may not serve concurrently on the CFCC.

Approved 13-0

Motion 15-2013

MOVED, that the Board of Directors approve the ASHA 2012 Independent Audit Report.

Approved 16-0

Motion 16-2013

MOVED, that the following statement be approved as ASHA's Mission:

Empowering and supporting audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists through:

  • advancing science,
  • setting standards,
  • fostering excellence in professional practice, and
  • advocating for members and those they serve.

Approved 16-0

Motion 17-2013

MOVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Advisory Committee on Evidence-Based Practice (ACEBP) be suspended for the year 2014 while the charge of this committee can be reconsidered and reformulated.

Approved 15-0

Motion 18-2013

MOVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Board of Directors rescind the following 13 practice policy documents and retain them in ASHA’s archives.

  • A Workload Analysis Approach for Establishing Speech-Language Caseload Standards in the Schools [Guidelines], 2002. doi:10.1044/policy.GL2002-00066
  • A Workload Analysis Approach for Establishing Speech-Language Caseload Standards in the Schools [Technical Report], 2002. doi:10.1044/policy.TR2002-00160
  • Knowledge and Skills for Supervisors of Speech-Language Pathology Assistants [Knowledge and Skills], 2002. doi:10.1044/policy.KS2002-00031
  • Guidelines for the Training, Use, and Supervision of Speech-Language Pathology Assistants [Guidelines], 2004. doi:10.1044/policy.GL2004-00054
  • Training, Use, and Supervision of Support Personnel in Speech-Language Pathology [Position Statement], 2004. doi:10.1044/policy.PS2004-00119
  • Audiologists Providing Clinical Services via Telepractice [Position Statement], 2005. doi:10.1044/policy.PS2005-00029
  • Audiologists Providing Clinical Services Via Telepractice, [Technical Report], 2005. doi:10.1044/policy.TR2005-00149
  • Audiology Support Personnel: Preparation, Supervision, and Ethical Considerations [Guidelines, Position Statement], 2011. doi:10.1044/policy.GLPS2011-00322
  • Knowledge and Skills Needed by Audiologists Providing Clinical Services Via Telepractice, [Knowledge and Skills], 2005. doi:10.1044/policy.KS2005-00084
  • Professional Issues in Telepractice for Speech-Language Pathologists, [Professional Issues Statement], 2010. doi:10.1044/policy.PI2010-00315
  • Knowledge and Skills Needed by Speech-Language Pathologists Providing Clinical Services Via Telepractice, [Knowledge and Skills], 2005. doi:10.1044/policy.KS2005-00077
  • Speech-Language Pathologists Providing Clinical Services Via Telepractice, [Position Statement], 2005. doi:10.1044/policy.PS2005-00116
  • Speech-Language Pathologists Providing Clinical Services Via Telepractice, [Technical Report] 2005. doi:10.1044/policy.TR2005-00152

Approved 11-0

Motion 19-2013

MOVED, that the Board of Directors approve Li Rong Lilly Cheng to receive Honors of the Association for 2013.

Approved 15-0

Motion 20-2013

MOVED, that the Board of Directors approve Susan Ellis Weismer to receive Honors of the Association for 2013.

Approved 15-0

Motion 21-2013

MOVED, that the Board of Directors approve Lee Ann Golper to receive Honors of the Association for 2013.

Approved 13-0

Motion 22-2013

MOVED, that the Board of Directors approve Leslie Gonzalez Rothi to receive Honors of the Association for 2013.

Approved 15-0

Motion 23-2013

MOVED, that the Board of Directors approve Alex Johnson to receive Honors of the Association for 2013.

Approved 14-0

Motion 24-2013

MOVED, that the Board of Directors approve Brenda Lonsbury-Martin to receive Honors of the Association for 2013.

Approved 15-0

Motion 25-2013

MOVED, the Board of Directors approve Maurice Miller to receive Honors of the Association for 2013.

Approved 15-0

Motion 26-2013

MOVED, the Board of Directors approve Mary Patricia Moeller to receive Honors of the Association for 2013.

Approved 15-0

Motion 27-2013

MOVED, the Board of Directors approve David Kimbrough Oller to receive Honors of the Association for 2013.

Approved 15-0

Motion 28-2013

MOVED, the Board of Directors approve Robert Shprintzen to receive Honors of the Association for 2013.

Approved 15-0

Motion 29-2013

MOVED, the Board of Directors approve Anne Smith to receive Honors of the Association for 2013.

Approved 15-0

Motion 30-2013

MOVED, the Board of Directors approve Cynthia Thompson to receive Honors of the Association for 2013.

Approved 15-0

Motion 31-2013

MOVED, That the following individuals be approved as co-chairs for the 2015 Convention Program Committee for the ASHA Convention to be held in Phoenix in 2015:

  • Jeanane Ferre, Audiology
  • Julie Noel, Speech-Language Pathology

Approved 13-0-1

Motion 32-2013

MOVED, That the Board of Directors appoint the following members to fill vacancies on the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Councils for a 3-year term beginning January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2016.

Audiology

Suzanne H. Kimball - Oklahoma
Joy Peterson - Pennsylvania
Michael Clarke - Rhode Island
Kendra A. Neugebauer - South Dakota
Jill Hodgett Boettger - Utah
Stacy M Jordan - Vermont
Christine Gilmore Eubanks - Virginia
Barbara M Peregoy - Washington
Karen Kuhl McNealy - West Virginia
Ryan Brandon Gregg - Wisconsin

Speech-Language-Pathology

Mary Beth B Richards - Maine
Karen B. Kurcz - Michigan
Alicia Brae Fleming Hamilton - Minnesota
Mel Cohen - Nevada
Marlene B. Salas-Provance - New Mexico

Approved 11-0

Motion 33-3012

MOVED, That the ASHA Board of Directors remains committed to the position that ASHA best represents both audiology and speech-language pathology on the RUC HCPAC through the existing single seat.

Approved 14-0

Motion 34-2013

MOVED, That the Board of Directors appoint Sarah Hallowitz for the audiology practitioner position and Derick Deweber for the speech-language pathology practitioner position on the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) for a term to commence January 1, 2014 and end December 31, 2017 as put forward by the Nominating Committee for the CAA.

Approved 13-0

Motion 35-2013

MOVED, That the ASHA Board of Directors supports restating the Board’s position of the current 1-seat option that ASHA best represents Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology in a meaningful way. In response to AMA's request for consideration of a two seat option, the current seat in audiology would be shared between ASHA and AAA with primary and alternate seats rotated on an annual basis. The creation of the second seat would be in speech-language pathology and would be held by ASHA.

Approved 13-0

Motion 36-2013

MOVED, That, as part of the collaboration between the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO), the ASHA Board of Directors approve the formation of an ad hoc committee to provide technical assistance regarding ASHA's work with the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras (UNAH) faculty as they develop a program in Communication Disorders. The committee is to commence immediately and end August 1, 2014 and will be selected by the Committee on Committees.

Approved 9-0

Motion 37-2103

MOVED, That, as part of the collaboration between the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO), the ASHA Board of Directors approve the formation of an ad hoc committee to provide technical assistance regarding ASHA's work with the Instituto Salvadoreño de Rehabilitación Integral (ISRI) in El Salvador. The committee is to commence immediately and end August 1, 2014.

Approved 10-0

Motion 38-2013

MOVED, That the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) collaborate with the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) to offer a one-day course on team care and speech-language pathology management as a part of the 2014 ACPA Annual Meeting, March 25–29, 2014, in Indianapolis, IN. Collaboration includes course planning and expert presentations from affiliates of ASHA SIG 5, Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders. ACPA is an allied and related professional organization (ARPO) and is also listed on ASHA’s affiliation list (BOD 13-2013).

Approved 13-0

Motion 39-2013

MOVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), Special Interest Group 7, Aural Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation, collaborate with the Academy of Rehabilitative Audiologists (ARA) by funding travel and related expenses to fund an expert presenter during the ARA Institute, September 7–9, 2014 in Philadelphia, PA. The expenses for the presenter will be taken from the available SIG 7 discretionary funds. ARA members have presented during past ASHA conventions and this action supports a positive ongoing collaboration between both groups. ARA is an allied and related professional organization.

Approved 13-0

Motion 40-2013

MOVED, That the Board of Directors approve the nomination of Nancy Swigert, M.A., CCC-SLP, BRS-S, as a candidate for the CMS Episode Grouper Project, Neurology Clinical Work Group, to be submitted by September 2, 2013. The neurology workgroup specifies expertise in “speech therapy” and experience in performance measures. Ms. Swigert will be representing ASHA as an expert in speech therapy to determine episodes of care for neurologic conditions for consideration in bundled payment and outcomes programs for Medicare. The term starts on September 25th and it is anticipated to continue 3-4 months. Meetings are currently scheduled through December 5th via teleconferences hosted by the American Medical Association.

Approved 10-0

Motion 41-2013

MOVED, That the Board of Directors appoint Gwendolyn Wilson, EdD, CCC-A, to serve on the Committee on Honors. The three-year term will begin January 1, 2014 and conclude December 31, 2016.

Approved 12-0

Motion 42-2013

MOVED, that the Board of Directors appoint Ardell Olson, CCC-A, the current representative from North Dakota on the Audiology Advisory Council (AAC), to a second three-year term on the AAC, beginning January 1, 2014 and concluding December 31, 2016.

Approved 12-0

Motion 43-2013

MOVED, that the Board of Directors appoint Soami Santiago De Snyder, Ph.D. CCC-A to a three-year term on the Audiology Advisory Council effective January 1, 2014.

Approved 10-0

Motion 44-2013

MOVED, to appoint the individuals named below to serve as ASHA’s representative, alternate, and second alternate to The Joint Commission’s Professional and Technical Advisory Committees (PTACs) for the Home Care, Hospital, and Nursing and Rehabilitation Center accreditation programs. Each appointment is for a two-year term beginning January 1, 2014-December 31, 2015, and the individuals named are appointed for up to a total of 3 terms (ending December 31, 2019).

Hospital PTAC:

  • Representative: Carmen Vega-Barachowitz, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Alternate Representative: Elaine Ledwon-Robinson, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Secondary Alternate: Susan A. Palmer, MS, CCC-SLP

Nursing & Rehabilitation Center PTAC:

  • Representative: Garry Pezzano, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Alternate Representative: William Goulding, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Secondary Alternate: Coy “Ed” Garrett, MS, CCC-SLP

Home Care PTAC:

  • Representative: Rebecca Skrine, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Alternate Representative: Elizabeth Pesek, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Secondary Alternate: Timothy Liberty, PhD, CCC-SLP

Approved 9-0

Motion 45-2013

MOVED, that Chasity Moore, AuD be appointed to the Political Action Committee (PAC) Board of Directors for a two-year term starting January 1, 2014 and ending December 31, 2015, as the individual who has been an ASHA member for less than five years.

Approved 12-0

Motion 46-2013

MOVED, to approve the ASHA 2014 Proposed Budget.

Approved 16-0

Motion 47-2013

MOVED, to reaffirm that the 2014 ASHA dues will remain at the same rate as the 2013 dues.

Approved 16-0

Motion 48-2013

MOVED, That ASHA be listed as a supporter of the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative.

Approved 11-0

Motion 49-2013

MOVED, That the Board of Directors approve the revisions to the Policy Section of the Committee on Honors Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

Approved 12-0

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