American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Register for NOMS Data Collection

In order to participate in NOMS data collection, you must first gain the support of your staff and administration. Organizations may choose to participate in the Adult and/or Pre-Kindergarten health care components or the Pre-Kindergarten schools component.

Eligibility Criteria 

Health Care

Health care facilities may choose to participate in the Adult and/or Pre-Kindergarten component of NOMS in one of two ways:

  1. As an individual facility

    Eligibility criterion: All speech-language pathologists must be certified members of ASHA.
  2. As a health care system

    Eligibility criterion: At least 75% of speech-language pathologists must be members of ASHA; however, all SLPs must be ASHA certified.

Schools

School-based SLPs may choose to participate in the Pre-Kindergarten component of NOMS in one of two ways:

  1. As an individual SLP

    Eligibility criterion: You must be a certified ASHA member.
  2. As a school system

    Eligibility criterion: At least 75% of speech-language pathologists must be members of ASHA.

Registration

A registration form is needed for each facility or school that will be participating in NOMS. You may use the same set of registration materials for both the Pre-Kindergarten and Adult components as long as the Subscriber/Liaison is the same and the pediatric and adult programs are located in the same facility. If you choose to have a separate subscriber for each component, duplicate the registration forms and have each subscriber sign a Letter of Agreement. Individual clinicians do not need to sign the Letter of Agreement. To begin the registration process, you should:

  • Identify a "subscriber" for your program. The subscriber is typically a program director or manager who agrees to serve as a liaison between your organization and ASHA. The subscriber must be a member of ASHA.
  • Complete the NOMS Facility Registration Form [PDF] and sign the Letter of Agreement.  

The Registration Form and signed Letter of Agreement should be mailed to:

NOMS Project Administrator
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
2200 Research Boulevard #245
Rockville, MD 20850

Once your application has been processed, we will grant each SLP access to the web-based training for the selected NOMS component(s). All clinicians who will be collecting NOMS data for a facility or organization must become Registered NOMS Users by completing the online self-study training program and individually taking the User Registration Test. Clinicians may earn 0.2 ASHA continuing education units (CEUs) for successful completion of the training. ASHA will notify both the subscriber and the clinician of the results of the test. SLPs who successfully complete the registration test will be granted access to the secured online tool to initiate data collection. All information in the self-study will pertain to NOMS; no information will be provided about similar products or services.

University Clinics

At this time, data from university graduate programs are not included in ASHA’s national registry. However, university programs can incorporate NOMS data collection and ASHA’s Functional Communication Measures into their curriculum for the purpose of understanding NOMS and the importance of outcomes data. View the University Clinic Registration Form [PDF].

We appreciate your support in helping to build this national outcomes database and look forward to working with you in the years to come. For more information about the Adult NOMS component, please contact Tobi Frymark at 800-498-2071 ext. 8736 or TFrymark@asha.org. For the Pre-Kindergarten component, contact Tracy Schooling at 800-498-2071 ext. 8741 or TSchooling@asha.org.

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