Candidate for President-Elect
Judith L. Page, PhD, CCC-SLP
ASHA Leader Interview | Video Interview | Video Transcript | All Candidates
Judith L. Page, PhD, CCC-SLP, associate professor in the Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Kentucky, served as Program Director for Communication Sciences and Disorders for 17 years and Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences for 10 years. Prior to accepting an academic position, Dr. Page provided evaluations and intervention in a public school setting; she specialized in services to children with developmental disabilities. Her clinical, teaching, and research areas include research methods, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), and language intervention strategies for individuals with complex communication needs.
Dr. Page is an ASHA Fellow whose previous service to ASHA includes membership on both the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (Chair, 2009) and the Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (Chair, 2012-2013), service as a CAA site visitor, and appointments to several other ASHA committees. She has held multiple leadership posts in the Kentucky Speech-Language-Hearing Association, including President, Newsletter Editor, Honors Committee Chair, and Director of Governmental Affairs; served as chair of the Kentucky Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology; and was recording secretary for the Council of State Association Presidents. She holds Honors of the Kentucky Speech-Language-Hearing Association and was an ASHFoundation Di Carlo Award nominee for her work in AAC.
Dr. Page has published on a variety of topics, including AAC, story grammar, children with developmental disabilities, treatment paradigms, and interprofessional education and has presented over 125 lectures on clinical and administrative topics. She has served on the editorial board or been a guest reviewer for several journals, including American Journal of Mental Deficiency; Journal of Childhood Communication Disorders; Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders; Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools; Topics in Early Childhood Special Education; Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research; and The Journal of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps.
Dr. Page received her bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota, her master's degree from the University of Illinois, and her PhD from Purdue University.
The ASHA Leader asked the candidates:
Given the position for which you are running, if you could change one thing about ASHA, what would it be?
As our association becomes larger and more complex, we face a challenge in retaining our sense of connection—the kind of connection that encourages us to get involved—to volunteer, to vote in our elections, to step up when needed and to recommit to leadership. I would like to see ASHA use its tremendous resources to be on the forefront in using technology to strengthen and retain our connections—connections between the national office and members, between officers and boards and members, between ASHA and state associations, between ASHA and lawmakers, between ASHA and consumers, and between members themselves. By building and strengthening these connections, we can do a better job of engaging our collective power to advance our professions and those we serve.
Why are you running for a position on the ASHA Board?
What would be your top priority be if elected to your respective position?