ASHA-CED Joint Committee Work Plan: June 1, 2010 – December 31, 2010
ASHA-CED Joint Committee Charge
Explore issues of mutual concern relative to the delivery of professional services to hearing impaired persons.
ASHA-CED Joint Committee Purposes
- To serve in a general advocacy role by providing input to ASHA and CED on proposed federal and state legislation and regulations.
- To promote quality services and education for children and adults who are deaf/hard-of-hearing and their families.
- To define terminology and service provisions for professionals through the collaborative development and dissemination of policy documents and other resources.
- To provide an opportunity to liaise and network among professionals and other associations and organizations.
Committee Projects: 2010
- By December 31, 2010, the ASHA-CED Joint Committee will complete the roles and responsibilities (side-by-side) of teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing, speech-language pathologists, and audiologists in serving individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.
- By December 31, 2010, Anne will identify information related to application of the RTI model to students who are deaf or hard of hearing and provide links to this information on the ASHA-CED Web site.
- By December 31, 2010, the ASHA-CED Joint Committee will develop a plan for dissemination of documents and other information developed by the ASHA-CED Joint Committee that will ensure that extant committee products are available to professionals and others who are serving or concerned about individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.
- Plan should indicate how to get information disseminated to:
- CED member organizations
- Other associations and organizations
- By December 31, 2010, the ASHA-CED Joint Committee will develop and submit an article for publication in The ASHA Leader indicating how various ASHA and ASHA-CED documents related to providing programs and services for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing can be used by various professionals.
- Natural Environments for Infants and Toddlers Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and Their Families—Anne, Nancy and Susan
- Roles of Speech-Language Pathologists and Teachers of Children Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing in the Development of Communicative and Linguistic Competence—Anne, Jennifer, and Todd
Issues For Further Consideration
- Continue to recommend that an evidence based systematic review be completed related to the impact of visual language on the development of spoken language.
- Ensure that documents/products developed by ASHA and CED consider the "Deaf Voice" and are sensitive to issues related to the variability among individuals who are deaf. Contact ASHA's Office of Multicultural Affairs to discuss ways for ASHA to consider the Deaf Voice as it develops programs, products, and services.
- Ensure that ASHA's ProSearch includes information that will allow consumers to locate professionals who are qualified to work with the deaf or hard of hearing and who have the knowledge and skills to work with the deaf or hard of hearing at all levels, including being proficient in various languages (e.g., American Sign Language). Can users search by more than one language (e.g., Spanish and ASL).
- Disseminate information to consumers who are deaf or hard of hearing or caregivers for the deaf or hard of hearing about the availability of ASHA's ProSearch.
- Reorganize and possibly rename the ASHA-CED Web site, but maintain the information on the current site.
- Recommend that CED member organizations affiliate with DHHA. Contact Ingrida Lusis, Co-Chair of DHHA to discuss the best way to promote affiliation.
- What are options for future engagement/liaison with organizations concerned with individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing including CED member organizations?
- CED Member organizations participate in DHHA.
- Representatives from CED member organizations serve on ASHA ad hoc committees as needed.
- Continue some formal liaison between ASHA and CED.
ASHA-CED Joint Committee Communication Plan Related to the Committee's Status
- What is the future status of the ASHA-CED Joint Committee?
Recommendation to ASHA and CED that the ASHA-CED Joint Committee be sunset on December 31, 2010.
- Who needs to be contacted? When?
ASHA: Board of Directors prior to development of the 2011 ASHA budget. Preferably by the June 25th Board meeting.
CED: Karen Dilka, CED Executive Director and Judy Harrison, President, CED Board of Directors by June 18, 2010. The Ed and President will then initiate communication with the CED member organizations.
- Who needs to initiate/make the contact?
ASHA: Jaynee Handelsman, ASHA Vice President for Audiology Practice
CED:Initial contact from CED representatives to the ASHA-CED Joint Committee (Rachel Friedman Narr, Nancy Gross Sager, and Susan Lenihan) to the CED Executive Director and President.
Follow-up contact via letter related to the status of the Committee and ASHA's rationale for sunsetting the Joint Committee from Arlene Pietranton, ASHA Executive Director and/or Tommie Robinson, ASHA President to the CED Executive Director and President following the ASHA BOD meeting.
- Message to be provided:
- Simple statement that can be used immediately by the CED representatives related to the status of the Joint Committee to share with the CED leadership.
- Information related to ASHA's rationale for sunsetting the Joint Committee.
- Information on ASHA-CED Joint Committee activities that will be completed by December 31, 2010.
- Information on how ASHA and CED can maintain a liaison relationship.
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