Candidate for Vice President for Standards and Ethics in Speech-Language Pathology: Melissa Jakubowitz, CCC-SLP
Melissa Jakubowitz, MA, CCC-SLP, is owner and president of LTHPFXR Consulting, which provides telepractice training to clinicians and universities. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Child Language (BCS-CL) with extensive administrative experience running a multioffice private practice and leading a telepractice company clinical department. Ms. Jakubowitz has presented on a variety of issues, including private practice, language disorders in school-age children, and telepractice. She has extensive experience working directly with school-age students in various settings in addition to leadership positions in both work settings and professional associations.
Ms. Jakubowitz has served ASHA and related organizations as a former president of the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the California Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists in Private Practice. Ms Jakubowitz was elected to serve on the Legislative Council for 13 years and for 1 year on the ASHA Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council. As a member of the Legislative Council, she was elected to serve as chair of the Credential Committee. She was appointed to the ASHA Board of Ethics, where she served on the Education Subcommittee and was Chair of this subcommittee in 2010. Ms. Jakubowitz was invited to participate in the Leadership Development Program at ASHA. She has served as a Convention Program Committee member in the topic areas of language and learning in school-age children and adolescents, business, management, and professional issues and for 2 years served as the topic chair for telepractice. Recently, Ms. Jakubowitz was elected to serve on the SIG 18 (Telepractice) Coordinating Committee.
Ms. Jakubowitz is a recipient of the Honors of the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is an ASHA Fellow. She was also the California recipient of the DiCarlo Award in 2013.
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