American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

2014 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 1-2014

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

Approved 15-0

BOD 2-2014

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) accept the report of the Ad Hoc on the Feasibility of Standards for the Clinical Doctorate in Speech-Language Pathology [PDF].

Approved 15-0

BOD 3-2014

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

Approved 16-0

BOD 4-2014

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) establish an Ad Hoc Committee on Guidelines for the Clinical Doctorate in Speech-Language Pathology that will consist of eight individuals who are knowledgeable about graduate education in communication sciences and disorders (CSD), standard-setting options, advanced academic and clinical education in speech-language pathology, and clinical doctoral policy and programming; and further 

RESOLVED, That the ad hoc committee be charged with developing academic program guidelines, which could include quality indicators, to provide counsel to institutions developing clinical doctoral programs in speech-language pathology; and further 

RESOLVED, That the ad hoc committee comprise eight members, including: 

  • three representatives from academic programs currently offering and/or planning to offer the speech-language pathology clinical doctoral program,
  • two current members of the Council of Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA),
  • one current or former member of the Academic Affairs Board (AAB),
  • one member of the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD), who will be selected by the CAPCSD Board of Directors,
  • one member who is an affiliate of ASHA Special Interest Group (SIG) 10, Issues in Higher Education to be suggested by the SIG 10 Coordinating Committee; and further 

RESOLVED, That ASHA provide for travel and per diem expenses of all eight appointees to the ad hoc committee to support their participation in one 2-day in-person meeting at ASHA's National Office and via telecommunications; and further 

RESOLVED, That the group complete its work and submit a report, which is to include proposed quality indicators and program guidelines, to the BOD by June 2015; and further 

RESOLVED, That the ASHA Vice President for Academic Affairs in Speech-Language Pathology serve as liaison to the group from the BOD and that a staff ex officio be selected by ASHA's Chief Executive Officer. 

Approved 12-2

BOD 5-2014

RESOLVED, That an Ad Hoc Committee on Strategic Planning for the Journals Program be established and charged with:

  • Reviewing the scope and structure of the current journals program;
  • Considering strengths, weaknesses, challenges, and opportunities of the journals program;
  • Considering the trends, issues, and best practices in the world of scholarly publishing and how these trends might inform the direction of strategic planning for ASHA's journals program;
  • Identifying the topics requiring continual or periodic evaluation and review (e.g., acquiring or hosting additional journals or adjusting the scope of our existing journals, international dissemination, use of syndication tools such as Facebook and Twitter, enhancing impact, soliciting topical content issues or supplements);
  • Recommending organizational structure(s) that would facilitate continuous improvement in the journals program in terms of quality, scope, and efficiency;
  • Recommending organizational structure(s) that would facilitate timely and effective editorial and peer review of journal articles and that would enhance creative efforts to shape journal content to meet the changing needs of the discipline;
  • Recommending avenues for enhancing dissemination efforts and use of published research for professional development, knowledge translation, and implementation;
  • Developing a strategic plan for advancing the American Speech-Language-Hearing-Association (ASHA) journals program; and further

RESOLVED, That the Ad Hoc Committee on Strategic Planning for the Journals Program submit its recommendations and proposed plan to the ASHA Board of Directors (BOD) by September 2015; and further

RESOLVED, That the Ad Hoc Committee on Strategic Planning for the Journals Program comprise eight individuals-to be appointed by the Committee on Committees-with expertise as journal editors or associate editors or in some other aspects of scholarly publishing, the chief staff officer for Science and Research, the director of journals and editorial services, and a staff ex officio, to be selected by ASHA's chief executive officer; and further

RESOLVED, That ASHA's vice president for science and research 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 Committee on Strategic Planning for the Journals Program 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 2014 and a second meeting to be held in the first or second quarter of 2015 if needed).

Approved 15-0

BOD 6-2014

RESOLVED, That the ASHA Board of Directors (BOD) approve the revised ASHA Code of Ethics (2010), amended as follows (deletions are struck through):

Principle of Ethics II, Rule A., Be deleted in its entirety,

Individuals shall engage in the provision of clinical services only when they hold the appropriate Certificate of Clinical Competence or when they are in the certification process and are supervised by an individual who holds the appropriate Certificate of Clinical Competence.

and further

RESOLVED, That the revised Code of Ethics be effective as of June 1, 2014, and be hereafter referenced as "ASHA Code of Ethics (2010r)."

Approved 11-0

BOD 7-2014

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) fund one-third of the costs of a 1-day meeting of representatives from ASHA, the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), and the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA); and further

RESOLVED, That funds from the BOD 2014 contingency fund be approved for this request.

Approved 11-0

BOD 8-2014

RESOLVED, that a position of Chair be added to the existing Ad Hoc Committee on Guidelines for the Clinical Doctorate in Speech-Language Pathology.

Approved 11-0

Motions

Motion 1-2014

MOVED, that the ASHA Board of Directors approve the appointment of Julie Masterson to serve as trustee of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation, with term beginning immediately and ending December 31, 2016.

Approved 13-0

Motion 2-2014

MOVED, that the term for Melissa Passe, MemberSLP of the Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CFCC), be extended for one year to 12/31/2015 so that the CFCC can extend her term as CFCC Chair, which is a concurrent position with the Member SLP position.

Approved 14-0

Motion 3-2014

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 Ministry of Health (MoH) of Guyana in order to strengthen the MoH Strategic Plan for early detection and intervention of communication disorders in Guyana. The committee is to commence immediately and end January 31, 2015, and members will be selected by the Committee on Committees.

Rationale: The ASHA-PAHO collaboration is designed to strengthen the knowledge and capacity building of professionals and organizations that address communication disorders in the areas of speech, language, swallowing, and hearing. ASHA and PAHO selected three countries: Honduras, El Salvador, and Guyana. The needs assessment trip to Guyana, December 4–8, 2013 identified specific needs. An ad hoc committee of ASHA members will provide technical assistance to the MoH of Guyana in order to strengthen its national strategic plan for early detection and intervention of communication disorders. Composition of the ad hoc committee includes four ASHA members with international and university experiences. The fifth member is to be a member of ASHA’s International Issues Board.

The Ad hoc committee will meet electronically. No budget is needed. They will address the following:

  1. Make recommendations and oversee the implementation of the action plan based on the MoH strategic plan.
  2. Recruit volunteers to review Guyana University SLP/A curriculum and assist with the development of the educational program.
  3. Recruit volunteers to teach university courses on site and/or online and supervise practicum.
  4. Recruit volunteer audiologists and speech-language pathologists to travel to Guyana to deliver direct services and train trainers for audiology and speech-language pathology technicians in the MOH.
  5. Assist MOH with the development of a locally appropriate speech-language pathology/audiology awareness campaign.

Approved 15-0

Motion 4-2014

MOVED, that the Board of Directors approve the Envisioned Future 2025.

Approved 14-0

Motion 5-2014

MOVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Board of Directors rescind the following 12 practice policy documents and retain them in the Association's archives.

  • Roles and Responsibilities of Speech-Language Pathologists in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Guidelines, 2005. doi: 10.1044/policy.GL2005-00060
  • Roles of Speech-Language Pathologists in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Technical Report, 2004. doi: 10.1044/policy.TR2004-00151
  • Roles of Speech-Language Pathologists in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Position Statement, 2004. doi:10.1044/policy.PS2004-00111
  • Guidelines for Speech-Language Pathologists Providing Swallowing and Feeding Services in Schools: Guidelines, 2007. doi: 10.1044/policy.GL2007-00276
  • Speech-Language Pathologists Training and Supervising other Professions in the Delivery of Services to Individuals with Swallowing and Feeding Disorders: Technical Report, 2004. doi: 10.1044/policy.TR2004-00135.
  • Roles of Speech-Language Pathologists in Swallowing and Feeding Disorders: Position Statement, 2002. doi:10.1044/policy.PS2002-00109
  • Guidelines for the Audiologic Assessment of Children from Birth to 5Years of Age, 2004. doi: 10.1044/policy.GL2004-00002
  • Cultural Competence in Professional Service Delivery: Position Statement, 2011. doi: 10.1044/policy.PS2011-00325
  • Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists: Definition, 1989. doi: 10.1044/policy.RP1989-00205
  • Cultural Competence in Professional Service Delivery, 2011. doi: 10.1044/policy.PI2011-00326.
  • The Roles of Speech-Language Pathologists Working with Individuals with Dementia-Based Communication Disorders: Position Statement, 2005. doi: 10.1044/policy.PS2005-00118
  • The Roles of Speech-Language Pathologists Working with Individuals with Dementia-Based Communication Disorders: Technical Report, 2005. doi 10.1044/policy.TR2005-00157

Approved 12-0

Motion 6-2014

MOVED, that the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors nominate Rebecca Skrine, MS CCC-SLP, to serve as the At-Large Home Care Representative on the Joint Commission’s Standards and Survey Procedures (SSP) Committee on the Joint Commission's Board of Commissioners for a three-year term to begin immediately and end in 2017; and may be eligible to serve two additional three-year terms if re-appointed.

Approved 12-0

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