National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities

Liaisons with the Vice President for Speech-Language Pathology Practice.

Charge

Founded in 1975, the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities (NJCLD) is a national committee of representatives of organizations committed to the education and welfare of individuals with learning disabilities.

The group will study the present status of identification procedures, interprofessional relationships in management of children with learning disabilities, and other issues of mutual concern.

Composition

Representatives of organizations committed to the education and welfare of individuals with learning disabilities.

Members

  • Jonathan Clancy, ASHA Representative¬†
  • Rebecca Wiseheart, ASHA Representative
  • Marie Ireland, Vice President, Speech-Language Pathology Practice, BOD Liaison
  • Jaumeiko Coleman, Ex Officio, ASHA, Director, School Services

representatives designated by the following organizations:

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)
  • Association of Educational Therapists (AET)
  • Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD)
  • Division for Communicative Disabilities and Deafness (DCDD), Council for Exceptional Children
  • Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD), Council for Exceptional Children
  • International Dyslexia Association (IDA)
  • International Literacy Association (ILA)
  • Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
  • National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
  • National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)

Term

Three year terms that may be renewed for ASHA representatives. Term limits are determined by each organization.

Commitments/Obligations

‚ÄčMembers participate in four meetings each year, two face to face meetings and two online meetings. Members contribute to the development of resources, including an annual symposium.

Desired Service Qualifications/Experiences

  1. The organization is nationally or internationally based and is a non-profit organization.
  2. The organization:
    1. is an individual membership organization, OR
    2. has as its primary mission or purpose a focus on individuals with learning disabilities.
  3. A major purpose of the organization or organization subgroup is to improve the quality of education, programs and services for individuals with learning disabilities.
  4. The organization has demonstrated a commitment and capacity to improve the quality of education, programs and services for individuals with learning disabilities through activities such as developing and disseminating position statements and information, identifying research and service delivery needs, and providing services and/or programs.

ASHA representatives are ASHA members with a special interest in learning disabilities.

Staff Liaison

Deborah Dixon, ex officio (ddixon@asha.org)