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.
RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) establish the Ad Hoc Committee on Language Proficiency, which is charged with (a) defining language proficiency (b) providing recommendations to the ASHA BOD regarding feasibility of establishing a required level of language proficiency for clinical practice in the professions and (c) identifying mechanisms to assess an applicant’s language proficiency skills, including spoken, written, and manually coded language use; and further
RESOLVED, That the Committee form immediately after the appointments are made and will conclude on December 31, 2017; and further
RESOLVED, That the Committee conduct its work primarily via e-mail and web meetings, with one face-to-face meeting to be held in 2017; and further
RESOLVED, That the committee be appointed by the Committee on Committees and include not more than 10 individuals representing various perspectives on related issues, with each member possessing one or more of the following qualifications: practicing bilingual clinician (Spanish language speaker); practicing bilingual clinician (other language speaker); internationally educated clinician; state board licensing expertise; professional translation experience, particularly related to health care (optional SLPA background); clinician who has worked internationally; academician from a communication sciences and disorders (CSD) program with a bilingual emphasis tract; academician from a CSD program with no bilingual emphasis tract; ASHA-certified audiologist; ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist; a staff ex officio, and ASHA's vice president for planning (who serves as BOD liaison); and further
RESOLVED, That the committee chair be approved by the Committee on Committees, and further
RESOLVED, That ASHA's chief executive officer appoint the ex officio; and further
RESOLVED, That the document titled Standard Operating Procedures of the Ad Hoc Committee on Language Proficiency [PDF] be approved.
There are no motions currently being considered.