Completed Ad Hoc Committees

Ad Hoc Committee to Provide Technical Support to the Ministry Of Health, the Inspiration Center, and its Partners of Belize

Charge: Create a sustainable service delivery model for Belize by developing train-the-trainer workshops to selected health care and community service providers for children with disabilities.

Composition: 5 members with international expertise in high-level networks and training experience in resource-limited countries. One member will be the chair, one will be a member of the International Issues Board (IIB), and one will be an ex officio.

Members:

  • Lena Caesar
  • Satyendra Kumar
  • Karla Bejos
  • Frances Burns
  • Ann Roberts

Term: 8/31/2019 (extended by BOD 34-2018)

Outcome: Ad Hoc Committee to Provide Technical Support to the Ministry of Health, the Inspiration Center, and Its Partners of Belize Report [PDF]

BOD Liaison(s): VP for Planning

Staff Liaison: Lily Waterston (lwaterston@asha.org), Director, International Programs

Ad Hoc Committee to Develop a Position Statement that American Sign Language is a Distinct Natural Language 

Charge: To develop a position statement recognizing that ASL is a complex, visual, and manual language that is distinct and different from English.​

Composition: 6 Members

Members:

  • James Mahshie, Chair
  • Katie Brennan
  • Maria Childress
  • Cheryl DeConde Johnson
  • Brenda Seal
  • Aaron Shield

Term: 3/31/2019 

Outcome: Position Statement: American Sign Language

BOD Liaison(s): VP for SLP Practice 

Staff Liaison: Adena Dacy (adacy@asha.org)

Ad Hoc Committee on Recognition of Advanced Non-Clinical Practice 

Charge: To recommend an appropriate mechanism(s) to recognize areas of advanced, non-clinical specialty practice. Potential mechanisms could include, but are not limited to, a type of certificate; a specialized Award for Continuing Education (ACE); a program of Professional Specialty Certification; a modification of the charge to the CFCC in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, which oversees the ASHA Clinical Specialty Certification program; or other mechanism(s) to be identified by the Ad Hoc Committee.​

Composition:

7 Members

  • Ad Hoc Committee on Supervision (2012–2013) or Ad Hoc Committee on Supervision Training (2014–2016) Representative
  • CCSC Representative
  • CEB Representative
  • CFCC Representative
  • Supervision Specialty Certification Petitioner Group (2017) Representative​
  • Special Interest Group 18, Telepractice Representative​

Members:

  • Sue Hale, Chair
  • Kristina Blaiser
  • Judith Brasseur
  • Shatonda Jones​
  • Nancy Nelson
  • Jo Puntil-Sheltman
  • Barbara Rodriguez

Term: 6/30/2019 

Outcome:  Ad Hoc Committee on Recognition of Advanced Non-Clinical Practice Final Report [PDF]

BOD Liaison(s): VPs for Standards and Ethics in Audiology and SLP 

Staff Liaison: Diane Paul (dpaul@asha.org)

Ad Hoc Committee on Language Proficiency

Charge: Define language proficiency (b) provide recommendations to the ASHA BOD regarding feasibility of establishing a required level of language proficiency for clinical practice in the professions and (c) identify mechanisms to assess an applicant’s language proficiency skills, including spoken, written, and manually coded language use.

Composition: 10 members appointed by CoC: 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).

Members

  • Rosa Abreu
  • Catherine Crowley
  • Allegra El-Dabaghi
  • Sue Ann Erdman
  • Cavin Fertil
  • Nidhi Mahendra
  • Monica Marruffo
  • Giselle Nunez
  • Benigno Valles
  • Rebecca Weaver

Term: BOD 33-2018 extended to 10/31/18

Outcome:  Ad Hoc Committee on Language Proficiency Final Report [PDF]

BOD Liaison(s): VP for Planning

Staff Liaison: Vicki Deal-Williams (vdealwilliams@asha.org), Chief Staff Officer for Multicultural Affairs

Ad Hoc Committee on the Next Generation

Charge: Develop recommendations as to how ASHA can better:

  • Provide a community for early career professionals (ECPs)—defined as individuals under the age of 30 or with 5 years or fewer in the profession;
  • Provide training, networking, and leadership development to encourage ECP engagement with ASHA;
  • Communicate and collaborate with early career professional members;
  • Provide opportunities to make ASHA leadership and members aware of ECP interests, accomplishments, and contributions.

Composition: 6 Members: 1 chair from either profession; 2 audiologists and 2 SLPs who are early career professionals and ASHA members (under 30 or 5 years or less years in the profession); chair of the CLC.

Members

  • Reyhaneh Rajabzadeh (Chair)
  • Luke Freel (SLP)
  • Kristin Elizabeth Gravel (Aud)
  • Stephanie O'Silas (SLP)
  • Katelyn Reilly (Aud)
  • Robert Augustine (Chair, CLC)

Term: 3/6/2015-12/31/2018

Outcome:  Ad Hoc Committee on the Next Generation Report [PDF]

BOD Liaison(s): Immediate Past President

Staff Liaison: Haley Jones, Volunteer Operations Manager

Ad Hoc Committee on Governance Review

Charge: Conduct a review and evaluation of aspects of ASHA's governance structure and processes to determine if they meet the Association's current governance needs. Aspects to be addressed include reviewing—and, if necessary, making—recommendations regarding

  • opportunities and processes for meaningful member input and engagement to inform the BOD, including the Advisory Councils;
  • the qualifications for BOD Service;
  • nominations and election process for ASHA's BOD and Advisory Council elections; and
  • voter participation in ASHA's BOD and Advisory Council elections

Composition:

  • 9 members (1 chair and at least 3 audiologists and 3 SLPs) and all having voting rights:
  • Chair (from either profession)
  • Chair of the Committee on Leadership Cultivation
  • Member from the Audiology Advisory Council
  • Member from the SLP Advisory Council
  • Chair of the Audiology Advisory Council
  • Chair of the SLP Advisory Council
  • 2 Members from the Committee on Nominations and Elections
  • 1 past NSSLHA Representative to the Advisory Councils

Members:

  • Wayne Foster, Chair
  • Robert Augustine
  • Charles Bishop
  • Melanie Hudson
  • Regina Lemmon
  • Tena McNamara
  • Wren Newman
  • Jennifer Simpson
  • Chelsea Werner

Term: December 31, 2018

Outcome: Ad Hoc Committee on Governance Review Final Report [PDF]

BOD Liaison(s): Immediate Past President

Staff Liaison: Andrea Falzarano (afalzarano@asha.org), Director, Association Governance and Operations Team

Ad Hoc Committee for Technical Support to National Institutions (Ministry of Health and National Secretariat for Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities) of Paraguay

Charge: Creating a sustainable service delivery model by developing train-the-trainer workshops to selected clinical agencies for children with communication disorders.

Composition: 5 ASHA members who are bilingual Spanish/English with international experience; one of which is the chair and one is a member of the IIB.

Members:

  • Rosario Roman, Chair
  • Henriette Langdon
  • Rosa Abreu
  • Maria Adelaida Resptrepo
  • Lynette Austin, IIB member and liaison

Term: 10/31/2018

Outcome:  Ad Hoc Committee for Technical Support to National Institutions in Paraguay Final Report [PDF]

BOD Liaison(s): VP for Planning

Staff Liaison: Lily Waterston (lwaterston@asha.org), Director, International Programs

Ad Hoc Committee on the Scope of Practice in Audiology

Charge: (a) Review the current scope of practice to identify areas that need updating, revising, clarifying, or deleting and (b) consider the impact of information obtained from the Audiology Practice Analysis Study, Audiology Surveys, Board of Ethics Issues in Ethics Statements, ASHA Practice Portal, and other appropriate resources on the scope of practice in audiology.

Composition: 9 members appointed by CoC representing (a) major practice settings (pediatrics, health care, industrial/occupational, educational settings, and private practice) and (b) general and specialized audiology areas (e.g., balance, cochlear implants, tinnitus, amplification, evoked potentials, counseling, cerumen management, auditory processing, support personnel, supervision clinicians and students in training, telepractice, and prevention), with one member of the committee holding dual ASHA certification in audiology and SLP.

Members

  • Julie Honaker
  • Robert Beiter
  • Kathleen Clenkowski
  • Gregory Mannarelli
  • Maryrose McInerney
  • Tena McNamara
  • Jessica Sullivan
  • Julie Martinez Verhoff

Term: 8/31/2018

Outcome: Scope of Practice in Audiology

BOD Liaison(s): VP for Audiology Practice

Staff Liaison: Pam Mason

Ad Hoc Committee on Facilitated Communication and the Rapid Prompting Method

Charge: (a) Review the scientific literature regarding the use of FC since 1994; (b) update the 1995 ASHA position statement on FC; (c) review the scientific literature regarding RPM; and (d) develop resources to guide members on the use of RPM.

Composition: 5 members appointed by CoC, including researchers and practitioners in speech-language pathology or related professions who are knowledgeable about Faciitated Communication and the Rapid Prompting Method (FC and RPM).

Members:

  • Meher Banajee, Chair
  • Bronwyn Hemsley
  • Russell Lang
  • Ralf Schlosser
  • Howard Shane

Term: 8/31/2018

Outcome: Position Statement: Facilitated Communication, Position Statement: Rapid Prompting Method

BOD Liaison(s): VP for SLP Practice

Staff Liaison: Diane Paul (dpaul@asha.org), Director, Clinical Issues-SLP

Ad Hoc Committee on Health Reform and Alternative Payment Models

Charge: (a) Review of current health care policy related to alternative payment models (APMs) and health reform initiatives, (b) development of a member education plan related to APMs, (c) advising staff on emerging opportunities and challenges for advocacy and member education related to health reform and APMs, and (d) development of resources to guide members in engaging and contracting with APMs .

Composition: 10 members appointed by the CoC, including the chair of the Committee, to include policy experts and practitioners in audiology and speech-language pathology who are knowledgeable about APMs, reimbursement policy, and health reform.

Members:

  • Robert Burkard
  • Leisha Eiten
  • Linda Hazard
  • Carol Hofbauer
  • Kathleen Holterman
  • Renee Kinder
  • Paul Rao
  • Neil Shepard
  • Debra Venkatesh

Term: 12/31/2018

Outcome:  Ad Hoc Committee on Health Reform and Alternative Payment Models​ Report ​[PDF]

BOD Liaison(s): VP for GRPP

Staff Liaison: Daneen Sekoni (dsekoni@asha.org), Director, Health Reform Analysis and Advocacy

Ad Hoc Committee for Technical Support to Instituto Salvadoreño de Rehabilitación Integral

Charge: ​Provide technical assistance regarding ASHA’s work with the Instituto Salvadoreño de Rehabilitación Integral (ISRI) in El Salvador through the collaboration between ASHA and PAHO.

Composition: ​4 Members will be bilingual with international and university experiences; 1 member from the International Issues Board.

Members:

  • Linda Rosa-Lugo, Chair
  • Mayra Cabrera, Member
  • Diana Barreneche-Doniger, Member
  • Karen Munoz, Member
  • Maurice Mendel, IIB Member

Term: 8/31/15

Outcome:  Ad Hoc Committee for Technical Support to the Instituto Salvadoreño de Rehabilitación Integral (ISRI) in El Salvador Final Report [PDF]

BOD Liaison(s): VP for Planning

Staff Liaison: Lily Waterston (lwaterston@asha.org), Director, International Programs

Ad Hoc Committee for Technical Support to Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras

Charge: ​Provide technical assistance regarding ASHA’s work with the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras (UNAH) faculty as they develop a program in Communication Disorders as part of the collaboration between ASHA and PAHO.

Composition: ​4 Members will be bilingual with international and university experiences; 1 member from the International Issues Board.

Members:

  • Silvia Martinez, Chair
  • Marlene Salas-Provance, Member
  • Hortencia Kayser, Member
  • Raquel Anderson, Member
  • Fernanda Dreux, IIB member

Term: 8/31/15

Outcome:  Ad Hoc Committee for Technical Support to the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras (UNAH) Final Report [PDF]

BOD Liaison(s): VP for Planning

Staff Liaison: Lily Waterston (lwaterston@asha.org), Director, International Programs

Ad Hoc Committee for Technical Support to the Ministry of Health of Guyana

Charge: ​Provide technical assistance regarding ASHA’s work with the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Guyana in order to strengthen the MoH Strategic Plan for early detection and intervention of communication disorders in Guyana.

Composition: ​5 ASHA members with international and university experience, one of which is a member of the IIB

Members:

  • Gloria Weddington, Chair
  • Noma Anderson
  • Carol Westby
  • Elise Davis-McFarland
  • Samantha Kleindienst (International Issues Board member and liaison)

Term: 1/31/2017

Outcome:  Ad Hoc Committee on Technical Support to Ministry of Health of Guyana Final Report [PDF]

BOD Liaison(s): VP for Planning

Staff Liaison: Lily Waterston (lwaterston@asha.org), Director, International Programs

Ad Hoc Committee on Developing Instrumental Voice Assessment Protocols

Charge:

​To develop a protocol for instrumental assessment of vocal function in the areas of endoscopic imaging, acoustic, and aerodynamic procedures.

The protocol for assessment of vocal function to be peer reviewed, revised based on peer review, and posted on the ASHA website, and disseminated to promote widespread use. The availability of the protocol will be announced in a variety of communication vehicles (e.g., The ASHA Leader, ASHA Online Community: Special Interest Group 3: Voice and Voice Disorders, Perspectives).

Composition: ​8 voice professionals, including scientists with expertise in voice measurements and SLPs specializing in the assessment and treatment of voice disorders, including affiliates of SIG 3, other ASHA members or international affiliates; and experts from related professions.

Members:

  • ​Robert Hillman, Co-Chair
  • Rita Patel, Co-Chair
  • Shaheen Awan
  • Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer
  • Mark Courey
  • Dimitar Deliyski
  • Jan Svec

Term: 12/31/2015

Outcome: Completion of an assessment protocol for instrumental voice assessment.

BOD Liaison(s): VPs for Audiology and SLP Practice

Staff Liaison: Diane Paul (dpaul@asha.org), Director, Clinical Issues in SLP

Ad Hoc Committee on Patient-Reported Outcomes in Adult Health Care in SLP

Charge:

​To develop recommendations and a proposed plan as to how ASHA can help the profession of speech-language pathology meet the needs for patient-reported outcomes (PRO) in health care settings;

Develop recommendations and a proposed plan that includes (a) the proposed method to be used in selecting patient-reported items from extant item banks; (b) the proposed method of testing the selected items in the National Outcomes Measurement System (NOMS) 2.0 environment; (c) the proposed implementation platform, timeline, and budget; (d) recommendations concerning the details of administration, such as the mechanism(s) for responding (e.g., phone, mail, web), patient privacy issues, patient versus proxy reporting, and the timing of administration; and (e) recommendations about the inclusion and integration of information on functional outcomes from multiple sources within the NOMS 2.0 environment

Composition: ​8 members​

Members:

  • Kathryn Yorkston, Chair
  • Carolyn Baylor, Member
  • William Hula, Member
  • Alex Johnson, Member
  • Joseph Murray, Member
  • Nina Simmons Mackie, Member
  • David Tulsky, Member

Term: 12/31/14

Outcome: Ad Hoc Committee on Patient-Reported Outcomes Final Report [PDF]

BOD Liaison(s): VP for Science & Research

Staff Liaison: Margaret Rogers (mrogers@asha.org), Chief Staff Officer for Science & Research

Ad Hoc Committee on Reading Fluency for School-Age Children Who Stutter

Charge: ​Ad Hoc Committee on Reading Fluency for School-Age Children Who Stutter to (1) conduct a survey on measures of reading fluency and accommodations, (2) provide a summary and analysis of the survey results, (3) develop a dissemination plan, and (4) disseminate the information to speech-language pathologists and other educators.

Composition: ​7 ASHA-certified SLP members with least one representative from each of the following SIGs: SIG 1; SIG 4; and SIG 16.

Members:

  • ​Diane Games, Chair, SLP Member, SIG 4 Rep
  • Karole Howland, SLP Member, SIG 1 Rep
  • Lourdes Ramos-Heinrichs, SLP Member, SIG 4 Rep
  • Nina Reardon-Reeves, SLP Member, SIG 4 Rep
  • Kathleen Scaler Scott, SLP Member, SIG 4 Rep
  • Kim Krieger, SLP Member, SIG 16 Rep
  • Laura Young-Campbell, SLP Member, SIG 16 Rep

Term: 12/31/2015

Outcome: Creation of presentations, handouts, and articles.

BOD Liaison(s): VP For SLP Practice

Staff Liaison: Diane Paul (dpaul@asha.org), Director, Clinical Issues in SLP

Ad Hoc Committee on Strategic Planning for the Journals Program

Charge:

  • Review the scope and structure of the current journals program;
  • Consider strengths, weaknesses, challenges, and opportunities of the journals program;
  • Consider the trends, issues, and best practices in the world of scholarly publishing and how these trends might inform the direction of strategic planning for ASHA’s journals program;
  • Identify the topics requiring continual or periodic evaluation and review (e.g., acquiring or hosting additional journals or adjusting the scope of our existing journals, international dissemination, use of syndication tools such as Facebook and Twitter, enhancing impact, soliciting topical content issues or supplements);
  • Recommend organizational structure(s) that would facilitate continuous improvement in the journals program in terms of quality, scope, and efficiency;
  • Recommend organizational structure(s) that would facilitate timely and effective editorial and peer review of journal articles and that would enhance creative efforts to shape journal content to meet the changing needs of the discipline;
  • Recommend avenues for enhancing dissemination efforts and use of published research for professional development, knowledge translation, and implementation;
  • Develop a strategic plan for advancing the American Speech-Language-Hearing-Association (ASHA) journals program.

Composition: 8 Members: Members with expertise as journal editors or associate editors or in some other aspects of scholarly publishing8 Members: Members with expertise as journal editors or associate editors or in some other aspects of scholarly publishing

Members:

  • Edward Conture
  • Larry Humes
  • Marie Ireland
  • Raymond Kent
  • Swathi Kiran
  • Sonja Pruit-Lord
  • MaryAnn Romski
  • Anne Smith

Term: 2/10/2014-9/30/2015

Outcome: ​ Ad Hoc Committee on Strategic Planning for the Journals Program Final Report [PDF]

BOD Liaison(s): VP for Science and Research

Staff Liaison: Michael Cannon (mcannon@asha.org), Director, Serial Publications & Editorial Services

Ad Hoc Committee on Supervision Training

Charge:

​Develop a detailed plan that lays out a well-coordinated, comprehensive, and systematic approach for establishing resources and training opportunities in clinical supervision that incorporate the requisite knowledge, skills, and competencies outlined by its predecessor, the Ad Hoc Committee on Supervision.

Assist in the identification of qualified persons to develop resources and provide clinical supervision training opportunities.

Contribute to the development of resources for the Practice Portal and create other training opportunities, such as presentations at conferences, to enhance the breadth and depth of the clinical supervision learning opportunities offered by ASHA.

Submit the initial plan that identifies the topics to be addressed and proposed method of delivery to the ASHA BOD by May 2015 and then complete its work of further refining the implementation plan and developing the learning resources that are planned to be created by the committee prior to the end of 2016.

Composition: ​8 individuals who are knowledgeable in the areas of clinical education and supervision: 6 representatives from audiology and SLP professions; 1 serving as the Chair; 1 as SIG 11 affiliate suggested by SIG 11 coordinating committee appointed by the CoC; 1 CAPCSD member selected by CAPCSD Board.

Members:

  • ​Vicki McCready, Chair
  • Stephanie Adamovich, Member Aud
  • Karleung C. Cheung, Member Aud
  • Natalie Lenzen, Member Aud
  • Nancy Nelson, Member Aud
  • Samantha Procaccini, Member SLP
  • Carol Dudding, CAPCSD Rep
  • Kevin McNamara, SIG 11 Rep

Term: 12/31/16

Outcome:  Ad Hoc Committee on Supervision Training Final Report [PDF]

BOD Liaison(s): VP For Academic Affairs in SLP

Staff Liaison: Loretta Nunez (lnunez@asha.org), Director, Academic Affairs and Research Education

Ad Hoc Committee on the Audiology Education Summit

Charge: To structure and implement of an audiology education summit, which was approved by the ASHA BOD that ASHA sponsor an audiology education summit to examine the pros and cons of current and alternative models of doctor of audiology (AuD) education so that future directions for audiology education can be identified and advanced, with approved funding up to $75,000 to implement the summit.

Composition: 9 Members: 1 chair; 3 representatives from academic programs currently offering the AuD degree program; 2 current audiology members of the CAA; 1 current or former audiology member of the AAB; 1 current or former audiology member of the CFCC; 1 member of CAPCSD, who will be selected by the CAPCSD Board of Directors.

Members:

  • Ruth Bentler, Chair
  • Radhika Aravamudhan
  • Lisa Lucks Mendel
  • Anne Marie Tharpe
  • Maureen Valente
  • Joan Besing
  • Robert Hanyak
  • Lisa Rickard
  • Michelle Menendez
  • Craig Champlin
  • Barbara Cone (VP, Academic Affairs in Audiology)
  • Neil DiSarno, ex officio
  • Loretta Nunez, staff consultant

Term: 3/24/2015-12/31/2017

Outcome: Summit held no later than 8/1/2017;  Ad Hoc Committee on AuD Education Summit Final Report [PDF]

BOD Liaison(s): VP for Academic Affairs in Audiology

Staff Liaison: Neil DiSarno (ndisarno@asha.org), Chief Staff Officer for Audiology

Ad Hoc Committee on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health

Charge:

​Apply the ICF framework to goal setting and outcomes measurement, and help members focus on function by advising, providing input, reviewing, and promoting the following products and activities:

  • Develop simple modules to educate members on use of the ICF framework to develop functional treatment goals and determine outcomes.
  • Develop standard templates and examples of functional goals using the ICF framework.
  • Promote use of the ICF framework among members as the standard, acceptable practice in the treatment of communication and swallowing disorder.

Committee of 8 including individuals from other professions who also implement the ICF and international audiologists and/or speech-language pathologists who use the ICF

Composition: ​4 at-large SLP and/or audiologist members familiar with the application of the ICF to clinical documentation; Chair who provides clinical services; HCEC Representative; 1 physical therapist; 1 occupational therapist; 2 international audiologists and/or SLP

Members:

  • ​Candace Vickers, Chair
  • Robert Burkard, Member-at-Large
  • Tammy Hopper, Member-at-Large
  • Travis Threats, Member-at-Large
  • Jean-Pierre Gagne, International
  • Sharynne McLeod, International
  • Mary Hildebrand, OT
  • Holly Wise, PT

Term: 12/31/15

Outcome:  Ad Hoc Committee on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Final Report [PDF]

BOD Liaison(s): VPs for SLP and Audiology Practice

Staff Liaison: Janet Brown, Director, Health Care Services in SLP  

Ad Hoc Committee on the Scope of Practice in Speech-Language Pathology

Charge: Review (a) the current scope of practice in speech-language pathology to identify areas that need updating, revision, clarification, or deletion; (b) consider the impact of information obtained from the Skills Validation Study, Futures Focus Groups, Schools Surveys, and other appropriate resources on the scope of practice in speech-language pathology; and (c) provide clarification regarding the role of the speech-language pathologist in infant hearing screening.

Composition: ​Committee comprise 9 members representing (a) major practice settings (schools, clinics, hospitals, and private practice) and (b) general and specialized speech-language pathology areas (e.g., neurogenics, child language, fluency, voice, dysphagia).

Members:

  • Mark Deruiter, Chair
  • Michael Campbell, Member
  • Craig Coleman, Member
  • Charlette Green, Member
  • Diane Kendall, Member
  • Judith Montgomery, Member
  • Bernard Rousseau, Member
  • Nancy Swigert, Member

Term: 12/31/2015

Outcome:  Scope of Practice in Speech-Language Pathology

BOD Liaison(s): VP for SLP Practice

Staff Liaison: Lemmietta McNeilly (lmcneilly@asha.org), Chief Staff Officer for Speech-Language Pathology

Ad Hoc Committee on Treatment Taxonomy Development

Composition: ​8 Members: Experience and qualifications will reflect a cross-section of research and clinical expertise in speech-language pathology treatment and categorization of behavioral interventions provided in adult health care settings, as the initial application of this work will be to supplement the Adult National Outcomes Measurement System (NOMS) outcomes data collection system for speech-language pathology.

Members:

  • ​Christine Dollaghan (Chair)
  • James Coyle
  • Joseph Duffy
  • Lyn Turkstra
  • Jarrad Van Stan
  • Julie Wambaugh
  • John Whyte

Term: 12/31/2014

Outcome: N-CEP is now incorporating treatment taxonomy into the next generation of NOMS.

BOD Liaison(s): VP for Science and Research

Staff Liaison: Margaret Rogers (mrogers@asha.org), Chief Staff Officer for Science & Research

Charge: ​Develop a treatment taxonomy to objectively and consistently describe the interventions provided by speech-language pathologists in health care settings

Ad Hoc Committee on Audiology Outcomes Measurement

Charge:​ Develop recommendations as to how the American Speech-Language-Hearing-Association (ASHA) can help to meet the needs for outcomes data in audiology. Specifically, the Committee will address the following questions.

  • What data are needed, by whom, and for what purposes; how will data be used?
  • What is the appropriate role for ASHA to play?
  • What are the ramifications of failure to act?
  • If multiple data collection efforts are needed within audiology, what is the relative priority of each?

Composition:​ 8 Members

Members:

  • ​Faith Akin
  • Bopanna Ballachanda
  • Robyn Cox
  • Kyle Dennis
  • John Ferraro
  • Elaine Mormer
  • Joy Peterson
  • Gabrielle Saunders

Term: 6/6/13-8/31/14

Outcome:​ Report Ad Hoc Committee on Audiology Outcomes Measurement [PDF]

BOD Liaison(s): VP for Academic Affairs in Audiology

Staff Liaison: Rob Mullen (rmullen@asha.org), Director, National Center for Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Disorders

Ad Hoc Committee on Committee, Board, Council Structure Review

Charge: Charged to conduct a review and evaluation of ASHA's current committee, board, and council (e.g., Advisory Councils) structure and processes, including but not limited to, electing/appointing members and with consideration of the committee and board structure and processes of similar national organizations.

Composition:​ 7 members: 2 ASHA members (one audiologist and one speech-language pathologist) in the Volunteer Pool who have never been asked to serve; 1 past member of the Board of Directors, who will serve as chair; 2 current members of the Board of Directors; and 1 current and 1 past committee/board chair

Members:

  • ​Robert Augustine (Chair)
  • Monica Ferguson (Past Committee/Board Chair)
  • Wayne Foster (Current Board Member)
  • Kathleen Holterman (SLP Member-never asked to serve)
  • Celia Hooper (Current Committee Chair)
  • Gretchen Alece Magee (Aud Member-never asked to serve)
  • Theresa Rodgers (Current Board Member)

Term: 7/2/12-9/1/13

Outcome:​ Report: Ac Hoc Committee on Committee, Board, Council Structure Review [PDF]

BOD Liaison(s): Chair, Audiology Advisory Council; VP for Government Relations and Public Policy

Staff Liaison: Andrea Falzarano (afalzarano@asha.org), Director, Association Governance and Operations Team

Ad Hoc Committee on Guidelines for the Clinical Doctorate in Speech-Language Pathology

Charge: Develop academic program guidelines, which could include quality indicators, to provide counsel to institutions developing clinical doctoral programs in SLP.

Composition:​ 8 Members: 1 Chair, 3 reps from academic programs currently offering and/or planning to offer the SLP clinical doctoral program; 2 current members of the CAA; 1 current or former member of the AAB; 1 member of CAPCSD who is selected by CAPCSD Board of Directors; 1 member who is an affiliate of SIG 10 suggested by the SIG 10 coordinating committee.

Members:

  • ​Bonnie Martin-Harris (Chair)
  • Anthony DiLollo (AAB)
  • John Folkins (SIG 10)
  • Sue Hale (CAA)
  • Gail Kempster (Member)
  • Paula Leslie (Member)
  • Lauren Nelson (CAA)
  • Wren Newman (Member)

Term: 1/23/2014-6/30/2015

Outcome: Ad Hoc for the Clinical Doctorate in SLP Report [PDF], Guidelines for the Clinical Doctorate in SLP

BOD Liaison(s): VP for Academic Affairs in SLP

Staff Liaison: Loretta Nunez (lnunez@asha.org), Director, Academic Affairs and Research Education

Ad Hoc Committee on Interprofessional Education

Charge: Develop specific actions that address education and core competencies of interprofessional education related to reimbursement models for students and members.

Composition:​ 7 Members: 3 audiologists; 3 SLPs; 1 physical therapist

Members:

  • ​Robert Burkard (Aud)
  • Robert Turner (Aud)
  • Ruth Bentler (Aud)
  • Kenn Apel (SLP)
  • Judith Page (SLP)
  • Nancy Lewis (SLP)
  • Diane Jette (Physical Therapist)

Term: 5/3/13-12/31/13

Outcome:​ Report: Ad Hoc Committee on Interprofessional Education [PDF]

BOD Liaison(s): VP for Academic Affairs in Audiology

Staff Liaison: Janet Brown, Director, Health Care Services in SLP

Ad Hoc Committee on Leadership Cultivation

Charge:​ To oversee leadership development efforts, cultivate future Board of Directors leaders, and provide a broad strategic coordination of all leadership development efforts to ensure a strong pipeline of diverse, talented, qualified, and willing candidates.

To develop recommendations of strategies and programs for enhancing ASHA's leadership development.

Composition:​ 7 Members: Chair (former ASHA President-not immediate past president) 2 audiologists; 2 speech-language pathologistsl; 1 member from either profession; and the Immediate Past President. Consideration should be given that 1 of the appointed audiologists and 1 of the appointed speech-language pathologists shall have just finished serving a term on the Committee on Nominations and Elections.

Members:

  • Tommie Robinson (Chair)
  • Shelly Chabon (Immediate Past President)
  • Thomas Clay (Member from either profession)
  • Allen Diefendorf (Aud Member)
  • Jay Lubinsky (Aud Member)
  • Julie Stover (SLP Member)
  • Wendy Papir Bernstein (SLP Member)

Term: 1/18-2013-12/1/2013

Outcome:​ Report: Ad Hoc Committee on Leadership Cultivation [PDF]

BOD Liaison(s): Immediate Past President

Staff Liaison: Andrea Falzarano (afalzarano@asha.org), Director, Association Governance and Operations Team

Ad Hoc Committee on SLP School Issues

Charge: Provide leadership, guidance, and strategic planning in developing, recommending, implementing, and reviewing ASHA policies, procedures, programs, and resources relative to speech-language pathology practice in k-12 schools.

Composition:​ 7 Members: 2 at-large SLP reps practicing in a k-12 organization (1 with 10 years or less experience); 1 SLP from SIG 16, School-Based Issues; 1 SLP from either School Finance Committee or State Education Advocacy Leaders; 1 SLP LDP graduate; 1 SLP currently supervising school personnel or a school program (i.e., a special education supervisor, speech/language program supervisor, school superintendent or assistant superintendent, state department of education speech/language program consultant); SLP expert who has published and presented on critical topics of school practice.

Members:

  • ​Barbara Ehren (Chair; Expert who has Published and Presented on Critical Topics of School Practice)
  • Tracy Ball (SLP Practitioner with less than 10 years)
  • Phyllis Butler (SLP Supevises School Personnel or Program)
  • Shannon Hall-Mills (SLP, SFC or SEALS)
  • Nancy Kuhles (SLP LDP Grad)
  • Ellen Ratner (SLP Practitioner)
  • JoAnn Wiechmann (SLP, SIG 16)

Term: 4/28/13-12/31/14

Outcome:​ Ad hoc committee transitioned to standing committee: SLP Schools Issues Advisory Board

BOD Liaison(s): VP for SLP Practice

Staff Liaison: Deborah Dixon, Director, School Services

Ad Hoc Committee on Supervision

Charge: To develop specific recommendations as to the knowledge and skills needed for training individuals to supervise five target groups including:

  • assistants or support personnel in speech-language pathology and audiology,
  • speech-language pathology and audiology students supervised by university-based clinical faculty,
  • speech-language pathology or audiology students supervised by community-based practicing clinicians in extern sites,
  • speech-language pathology Clinical Fellows,
  • speech-language pathologists/audiologists who are changing their primary clinical focus and need supervision or mentoring by credentialed colleagues

Composition:​ 11 Members: 2 members appointed by CAPCSD who are affiliated with academic programs; 9 members appointed by ASHA, of which one is appointed chair:

  • 1 aud and 1 SLP from a school setting where students may be trained and assistants are used
  • 1 aud and 1 SLP from a medical setting where students may be trained and assistants are used
  • 1 affiliate of Special Interest Group 11, Administration and Supervision,
  • 1 member of ASHA's AAB
  • 1 member of CFCC
  • 1 member of (BOE)
  • 1 member who oversees clinical education at an academic institution

Members:

  • Sue Hale (Chair; SLP-school setting)
  • Susan Brannen (BOE)
  • Kelly Callari (Aud-school setting)
  • Melanie Hudson (SIG 11)
  • Pam Klick (CAPCSD)
  • Janet Koehnke (AAB)
  • Celeste Kreuger (SLP
  • Colleen Noe (Aud-medical setting)
  • Judith Page (CFCC)
  • Ruth Peaper Fillyaw (CAPCSD)
  • Kathy Panther (SLP-medical setting)

Term: 9/1/12-12/31/2013

Outcome:​ Report: Ad Hoc Committee on Supervision [PDF]

BOD Liaison(s): VP for Academic Affairs in Audiology

Staff Liaison: Silvia Quevedo; Associate Director, Academic Affairs and Research Education

Ad Hoc Committee on the Feasibility of Standards for the Clinical Doctorate in SLP

Charge: Explore and determine the cost and resources needed to establish standards for the clinical doctorate in Speech-Language Pathology and explore and model potential costs and resources needed to establish a standards evaluation program (including a possible accreditation program) for speech-language pathology post–entry level clinical doctorate programs.

Composition:​ 6 Members: 2 two current or former SLP members of the CAA with experience in standards setting programs; 2 SLP members of the Academic Affairs Board (AAB); 2 SLP Board members of CAPCSD (e.g., CAPCSD Vice President for Standards and Credentials, CAPCSD liaison to the AAB)

Members:

  • Malcolm McNeil (Chair; AAB)
  • ​Kathy Chapman (AAB)
  • Nancy Craighead (CAA)
  • Michael Flahive (CAPCSD)
  • Charles Madison (CAA)
  • Mark DeRuiter (CAPCSD)

Term: 2/22/2013-6/30/2014

Outcome: Report: Ad Hoc Committee on the Feasibility of Standards for the Clinical Doctorate in SLP [PDF]

BOD Liaison(s): VP for Academic Affairs in SLP

Staff Liaison: Loretta Nunez (lnunez@asha.org), Director, Academic Affairs and Research Education

Ad Hoc Committee to Reframe SLP and Audiology Professions

Charge: To identify specific elements that reframe the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology to meet the changing needs in both the health care arena and educational settings. The committee will determine overarching goals and strategies for implementation.

Composition:​ 14 Members: 5 Audiologists; 5 SLPs; VP for Audiology Practice; VP for SLP Practice; Chief Staff Officer (CSO) for Audiology; CSO for SLP

Members:

  • ​Becky Cornett (SLP)
  • Charlette Green (SLP)
  • Nancy Swigert (SLP)
  • Ann Kummer (SLP)
  • Molly Thompson (SLP)
  • Diane Sabo (AUD)
  • Doug Sladen (AUD)
  • Louis Sieminski (AUD)
  • Harvey Abrams (AUD)
  • Tena McNamara (AUD)
  • Donna Smiley (VP for Audiology Practice)
  • Gail Richard (VP for SLP Practice)
  • Neil DiSarno (CSO for Audiology)
  • Lemmietta McNeilly (CSO for SLP)

Term: 4/25/2013-12/31/2013

Outcome:​ Report: Ad Hoc Committee to Reframe SLP and Audiology Professions

BOD Liaison(s): VPs for Audiology and SLP Practice

Staff Liaison: Lemmietta McNeilly (lmcneilly@asha.org), Chief Staff Officer for SLP

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