Joint Committee on Interprofessional Relations Between the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

Liaisons with the Vice President for Speech-Language Pathology Practice.


Provide information and recommend guideance for speech-language pathologists and audiologists to follow in the cooperative and collaborative evaluation and treatment of persons with brain injury (LC-14-89)


APA: three members (representatives from Society for Clinical Neuropsychology/Div 40 (SCN) and Rehabilitation Psychology/Div 22 with at least one member from each Division)

ASHA: three members (representatives from Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and one ex officio). The ASHA members will represent SIGs and will include at least one from SIG 2, Neurogenic Communication Disorders. Other members can represent SIG 2 or other SIGs (e.g., SIG 1, Language Learning and Education; SIG 14, Cultural and Linguistic Diversity; SIG 15, Gerontology), depending on the anticipated project work of the Joint Committee.


  • Raksha Mudar, Chair
  • Marie Ireland, Board Liaison
  • Pauline Mashima
  • Lisa Milman
  • Diane Paul, ex officio


3 year terms, with possibility of renewal. Staggered terms when possible.


​Two annual meetings--typically one in February or March in conjunction with the International Neuropsychologcal Society conference, and one in the fall (location determined each year).

ASHA representatives typically meet at the ASHA convention for part of the day on Committee Day.

At a minimum, quarterly conference calls.

Members serve on subteams to write articles on selected topics related to brain injury (e..g., resiliance, brain games, cognitive rehabilitiation, pragmatics , interdisciplinary practice, collaboration between SLPs and neuropsychologists).

Desired Service Qualifications/Experiences

Experience in research, education, and/or clinical practice related to children or adults with acquired brain injury.

Staff Liaison

Diane Paul, ex officio (