American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Joint Committee on Interprofessional Relations

ASHA and Division 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology) of the American Psychology Association

Mission

The mission of this interdisciplinary committee, composed of clinical neuropsychologists and speech-language pathologists, is to:

  1. Improve the clinical care of patients with congenital or acquired brain impairment by identifying and promoting assessment and rehabilitation practices that are both compatible with current neuropsychology knowledge and of demonstrable functional benefit to patients and their families; and
  2. Foster communication and collaborative work between speech-language pathologists and clinical neuropsychologists for the benefit of both professions.

We acknowledge and respect the mutual interest of our disciplines in cognitive and linguistic processes, as well as the unique competencies and contributions of each.

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