American Speech-Language-Hearing Association


Resolutions and Motions Being Considered

The following resolutions and motions are being considered by the Board of Directors.

We welcome your input on any of the topics. Please send your comments to the Board of Directors before the closing of the discussion period.

Resolutions

BOD 05-2015

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors approve funding for a second face-to-face meeting at the National Office in 2015 for the Committee on Leadership Cultivation of the Leadership Cultivation and Nominations Board (CLC/LCNB); and further

RESOLVED, That ASHA reimburse CLC/LCNB members for reimbursable expenses specified in ASHA's travel policy; and further

RESOLVED, That the CLC/LCNB second 2015 meeting be dedicated to continuing the planning and implementation of the recommendations of the Ad Hoc Committee on Leadership Cultivation report of 2014.

Discussion open until 3/3. Voting open 3/4 until 3/6.

BOD 06-2015

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) establish the Ad Hoc Committee on the Next Generation, charged with developing recommendations as to how ASHA can better:

  • Provide a community for early career professionals (ECPs)—defined as individuals under the age of 30 or with 5 years or fewer in the profession;
  • Provide training, networking, and leadership development to encourage ECP engagement with ASHA;
  • Communicate and collaborate with early career professional members;
  • Provide opportunities to make ASHA leadership and members aware of ECP interests, accomplishments, and contributions; and further

RESOLVED, That the committee comprise six members, all of whom will have voting rights. The Committee on Committees will appoint five committee members—the chair as well as two audiologists and two speech-language pathologists to serve as members. The chair can be from either profession. The sixth member of the committee is the chair of the Committee on Leadership Cultivation of the Leadership Cultivation and Nominations Board (CLC/LCNB) and will be the member advisor, with voting privileges, who will participate in all meetings of the ad hoc committee. The immediate past president of the ASHA BOD will serve as the BOD liaison and participate in all meetings as well. All of the members (excluding the CLC/LCNB chair committee member) will be early career professional members of ASHA (under the age of 30 or with 5 years or fewer in the profession); and further

RESOLVED, That the Committee develop these recommendations and submit them to the ASHA BOD by April 1, 2016; and further

RESOLVED, That the Standard Operating Policy document for the Ad Hoc Committee on the Next Generation be approved.

Motions

Motion 12-2015

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

Audiology

Portal Page: Hearing Loss Ages 5+

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. (1998). Hearing loss: terminology and classification [Position Statement]. Available from www.asha.org/policy.
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. (1998). Hearing loss: terminology and classification [Technical Report]. Available from www.asha.org/policy.
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. (1988). Telephone hearing screening [Relevant Paper]. Available from www.asha.org/policy.

Speech-Language

Portal Page: Childhood Fluency Disorders

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. (1999). Terminology pertaining to fluency and fluency disorders: guidelines [Guidelines]. Available from www.asha.org/policy.
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. (1995). Guidelines for practice in stuttering treatment [Guidelines]. Available from www.asha.org/policy.

Portal Page: Autism

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. (2006). Roles and responsibilities of speech-language pathologists in diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of autism spectrum disorders across the life span [Position Statement]. Available from www.asha.org/policy.
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. (2006). Knowledge and skills needed by speech-language pathologists for diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of autism spectrum disorders across the life span [Knowledge and Skills]. Available from www.asha.org/policy.
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. (2006). Principles for speech-language pathologists in diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of autism spectrum disorders across the life span [Technical Report]. Available from www.asha.org/policy.
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. (2006). Guidelines for speech-language pathologists in diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of autism spectrum disorders across the life span [Guidelines]. Available from www.asha.org/policy.

Discussion open until 3/1. Voting open 3/2-3/4.

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