2019 Resolutions and Motions

The following resolutions and motions have been considered by the Board of Directors. As action is taken, this page will be updated.

Resolutions

BOD 01-2019

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) accept the report submitted by the Ad Hoc Committee on Governance Review (Ad Hoc GR).

BOD 02-2019

RESOLVED, That the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) accept the Report of the Ad Hoc Committee for Technical Support to the National Institutions (Ministry of Health and the National Secretariat for Human Rights of Persons With Disabilities) of Paraguay under the ASHA–Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) collaboration.

BOD 03-2019

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) approve an additional 2.5-day meeting at ASHA’s National Office annually for the years 2019–2021 for the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology (CAA) in lieu of the 1-day meeting held on the Wednesday (Committee Day) preceding the ASHA Convention; and further

RESOLVED, That ASHA reimburse CAA members for reimbursable expenses specified in ASHA’s travel policy.

BOD 04-2019

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) establish the Ad Hoc Committee to Develop Guidance for Members and Students Engaging Globally in Clinical, Scholarly, and Other Professional Activities (hereafter, “the Committee”) to develop guidance for members and students for engaging globally in clinical, scholarly, and other professional activities; and further

RESOLVED, That the Committee be comprised of seven (7) members, at least two (2) of whom will be audiologists. All Committee members, including the Chair, shall have voting rights. The Committee on Committees shall appoint all Committee members, including selecting the Chair. The Committee will include two (2) members of the International Issues Board, one (1) member of Special Interest Group 17 (Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders), two (2) current or former members of the Board of Ethics, one (1) member of the Multicultural Issues Board, and one (1) member of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association; and further

RESOLVED, That the Vice President for Planning and the Vice President for Standards and Ethics in Audiology shall serve as BOD liaisons and may participate in activities of the Committee; and further

RESOLVED, That the Committee recommend guidance regarding clinical services, student supervision and research to the BOD no later than December 31, 2019; and further

RESOLVED, That the Committee be funded for one 2-day, face-to-face meeting in 2019; thereafter, it shall complete its work by electronic and virtual means; and further

RESOLVED, That the “Policy” section of the Standard Operating Procedures for the Ad Hoc Committee to Develop Guidance for Members and Students Engaging Globally in Clinical, Scholarly, and Other Professional Activities be approved.

BOD 05-2019

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) become a sponsoring organization of the National Academies of Practice (NAP) Annual Meeting and Forum for 3 years, 2019–2021, at the level of the Silver Sponsor, and further

RESOLVED, That ASHA will provide the following in-kind services: Promotion of the conference via ASHA communication vehicles (e.g., post link to the NAP Annual Meeting’s website on the ASHA website; share information about the event in the online communities, relevant newsletters, and social media outlets), and further

RESOLVED, That ASHA will receive recognition as a Silver Sponsor of the NAP Annual Meeting and Forum during each year of the sponsorship, from 2019–2021, which includes  

  • one complimentary Forum registration;
  • quarter-page ad in the NAP Annual Meeting and Forum Program;
  • one item of promotional material included in conference bags;
  • free exhibitor table; and
  • corporate name on all signage, print materials, and website with recognition as a Silver Sponsor.

BOD 06-2019

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) approve the Board of Ethics (BOE)–proposed revised Issues in Ethics statement (IES) titled Client Abandonment (2019), as revised from the 2017 version of the same name. 

BOD 07-2019

RESOLVED, That resolution BOD 26-2018 be rescinded; and further

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors approve funding for one face-to-face meeting at the National Office with the following five audiology association groups (as indicated below; additions are underlined):

  • Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology (ARA)
  • American Academy of Audiology (AAA)
  • Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA)
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Educational Audiology Association (EAA)

RESOLVED, That ASHA reimburse up to 30 meeting participants for reimbursable expenses as specified in ASHA’s travel policy; and further

RESOLVED, That the facilitated meeting be dedicated to exploring an aligned mission and vision for the profession of audiology. The meeting was held in January 2019.

BOD 08-2019

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) accept the report submitted by the Ad Hoc Committee on Language Proficiency (hereafter, “AHC on Language Proficiency” or “the Committee”).

BOD 09-2019

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) approve the Board of Ethics (BOE) proposed revised Issues in Ethics statement (IES) titled Client Abandonment (2019), as revised from the 2017 version of the same name. 

BOD 10-2019

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) accept the report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Recognition of Advanced Non-Clinical Practice (hereafter, “the Ad Hoc Committee”), charged with recommending an appropriate mechanism (or mechanisms) to recognize areas of advanced, non-clinical specialty practice.

Discussion open until 3/5. Voting open 3/6-3/8.

BOD 11-2019

RESOLVED, BOD 6-2018 be rescinded; and further

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) approve the renaming of the Government Relations and Public Policy Board to the “Government Affairs and Public Policy Board”; and further

RESOLVED, That the updated policy section of the Standard Operating Procedures for the Government Affairs and Public Policy Board be approved.

Discussion open until 3/5. Voting open 3/6-3/8.

BOD 12-2019

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) approve the sponsorship of a 1.5-day teaching symposium to enhance faculty knowledge and skills and share evidence-based education about high impact practices for teaching CSD undergraduate science courses and the translational relevance across audiology and speech-language pathology curricula; and further

RESOLVED, That ASHA provide funding of $34,805 to implement the CSD Science Teaching Symposium at the ASHA National Office; and further

RESOLVED, That ASHA’s Academic Affairs Board (AAB) be charged to plan and implement a CSD Science Teaching Symposium; and further

RESOLVED, That the ASHA Vice Presidents for Academic Affairs in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology and the Board of Directors liaisons to the AAB serve as the BOD liaisons for the CSD Science Teaching Symposium; and further

RESOLVED, That the AAB complete its work by December 31, 2020, including holding the symposium in Spring 2020 (in case of extenuating circumstances, the symposium should be held no later than November 1, 2020), followed by the dissemination of symposium recordings and/or proceedings by the end of 2020.

Discussion open until 3/5. Voting open 3/6-3/8.

BOD 13-2019

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) approve the sponsorship of the Collaborating Across Borders VII (CAB VII) conference at the Gold ($5,000) sponsor level.

BOD 14-2019

RESOLVED, That the composition of the Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CFCC) be expanded to include the immediate past Chair for 3 years, beginning in 2020 and ending in 2022. 

BOD 15-2019

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) accept the recommendations from the Ad Hoc Committee to Establish a Position on American Sign Language; and further

RESOLVED, That the ASHA BOD approve a position statement affirming that American Sign Language (ASL) is a distinct language.

Discussion open until 4/4. Voting open 4/5-4/9

BOD 16-2019

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors authorize the use of funds—ranging from $100,000 and not exceeding $200,000—from the Special Opportunities Fund for the implementation of a 2-year project to design and develop an interactive engagement tool to (a) increase members’ awareness of cultural influences on service delivery and (b) direct them to Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) resources that can help them increase their cultural competence.

Discussion open until 4/8. Voting open 4/9-4/11.

BOD 17-2019

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s 2019 annual report of the Association’s membership in and affiliation with other organizations be approved; and further

RESOLVED, That affiliation with the following organizations be approved:

  • Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS)
  • Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Alliance in Continuing Education Accreditors in Health Professions
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology (AAPPSPA)
  • American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF)
  • American Cleft Palate–Craniofacial Association
  • American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM)
  • American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Brain Injury—Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group
  • American Council on Education
  • American Medical Association Current Procedural Terminology Health Care Professionals Advisory Committee
  • American Medical Association Relative Value Scale Update Committee Health Care Professionals Advisory Committee
  • American National Standards Institute
  • Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors
  • Coalition for Global Hearing Health
  • Coalition for Patients’ Rights
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities International (CARF International)
  • Committee for Education Funding (CEF)
  • Consortium for Citizens With Disabilities
  • Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC)
  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation
  • Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD)
  • Council of Graduate Schools
  • Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Alliance (DHHA)
  • Early Childhood Personnel Center 
  • Easterseals (formerly known as The Easter Seal Society)
  • Fair Access Coalition on Testing (FACT)
  • Global Rehabilitation Alliance Board
  • Habilitation Benefits Coalition (HAB Coalition)
  • Hearing International
  • Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)
  • Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE)
  • Institute of International Education
  • International Association for Continuing Education and Training
  • International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics
  • International Society of Audiology
  • Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC)
  • Modern Medicaid Alliance 
  • National Alliance of Specialized Instructional Support Personnel (NASISP)
  • National Association for Advisors in the Health Professions (NAAHP)
  • National Association for the Support of Long-Term Care (Associate Membership)
  • National Center for Birth Defects and Other Developmental Disabilities, External Partners Group
  • National Center for Systemic Improvement (NCSI) (formerly IDEA Partnership)
  • National Coalition on Personnel Shortages in Special Education and Related Services
  • National Consortium on Health Science Education
  • National Council of State Boards of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
  • National Council on Aging
  • National Hearing Conservation Association
  • National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities
  • National Universal Design for Learning Task Force
  • Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
  • Partnership for Health in Aging (PHA)
  • Patient Access to Responsible Care Alliance (PARCA)
  • Professional Certification Coalition (PCC)
  • Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)
  • Standards Secretariat, The Acoustical Society of America
  • The Joint Commission
  • The National Academies Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education
  • TriAlliance of Health and Rehabilitation Professions
  • World Parkinson Coalition, Inc.

BOD 18-2019

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) support Harvey B. Abrams, PhD, CCC-A, and Joseph J. Montana, EdD, CCC-A, who were nominated by ASHA and selected by the World Health Organization (WHO) to participate in a 3-day meeting at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The first 2 days will consist of the Second Global Rehabilitation 2030 Meeting held July 8–9, 2019, and the third day, July10, 2019, will consist of the Technical Working Group (TWG) meeting. The TWG will relate to the development of the WHO Rehabilitation Competency Framework. The objectives of the TWG workshop are to identify the knowledge and skills needed to deliver those rehabilitation interventions and to grade the level of knowledge and skills needed across four categories of proficiency, and further

RESOLVED, that ASHA reimburse Dr. Abrams and Dr. Montana (in accordance with ASHA’s travel policies) up to $3,000 each to participate in the WHO 3-day meetings July 8–10, 2019, in Geneva, Switzerland.

BOD 19-2019

RESOLVEDThat the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) establish a formal affiliation with the Clear2Connect Coalition, to be reapproved annually with the list of ASHA’s memberships and affiliations with external organizations.

BOD 20-2019

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) approve the following definition and description of language proficiency:

Definition and Description of Language Proficiency

Definition: Language proficiency is defined as effective expressive and receptive language skills in both written and spoken modalities.

Expressive Language Skills

Speaking

Statements are consistently spontaneous and are formulated and expressed clearly and effectively across diverse topics in professional and social/interpersonal contexts.

Writing

Written language reflects well-structured organization across diverse topics and levels of complexity with flexible use of vocabulary.

Receptive Language Skills

Listening Comprehension

Spoken language is understood in professional and social/interpersonal contexts.

Reading

Reading is accurate and independent; the individual comprehends, analyzes, and infers from written language in various styles and formats that include pertinent scientific reports, professional/official documents, and correspondence.

Dialectal and/or accented variations in any of the above modalities are expected and acceptable in proficient speakers who may occasionally experience difficulty understanding colloquial expressions and idioms, and/or whose speech may contain minimal differences that do not alter the communication of the intended message.

ABOUT THIS DEFINITION

Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are the professionals responsible for assessing and intervening across a wide range of receptive and/or expressive communication disorders. This responsibility requires communicating effectively with clients/patients/students, their families, colleagues, administrators, and other professionals. Furthermore, effective communication is needed in preparing records, writing correspondence, reading, evaluating, applying research findings, comprehending documents, and adhering to relevant regulatory policies and procedures. In the United States, these functions will necessarily involve proficiency in English, even when some or all of a clinician’s caseload consists of individuals who may speak a language other than English.

This definition is an attempt to establish a consistent standard of language proficiency for all candidates for the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC). It attempts to facilitate the equitable evaluation of all applicants in determining their ability to communicate effectively to practice as an audiologist or SLP. Defining language proficiency is a necessary first step toward addressing multiple complex and related issues.

This proposed definition is intentionally not fully detailed or prescriptive. We acknowledge that it is not feasible to determine levels of prescription or expectations for language parameters across world languages and/or world Englishes. However, the modalities addressed in the proposed definition are aspects that are widely applicable to all spoken languages. Therefore, a detailed description of communicative effectiveness is offered with a recommended degree of proficiency needed across modalities.

There are several resources that document levels of communicative effectiveness in different languages, including documents and guidelines by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR), and the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). In addition, proficiency in manually coded languages has already been well defined through Gallaudet University’s American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (ASLPI) and is not included or re-defined here. There is no need to reinvent these specific scales, designed for determining communicative effectiveness in select professional settings. The detail needed for providing effective clinical services in audiology and speech-language pathology, however, is not addressed across these existing scales.

The number of international applicants for ASHA certification continues to increase. This decidedly contributes to a rich and diverse membership, which adds to our overall ability to address the clinical needs of this country’s increasingly diverse population. The proposed definition fills a gap by describing the language proficiency needed for effective communication in the provision of professional, clinical services included in the scope of practice of audiologists and SLPs. This definition is a critical prerequisite to establishing a consistent and appropriate language proficiency requirement for all who seek ASHA certification and provides a foundation for future guidelines for bilingual practice and services.

It is important to clarify that this definition does not create a higher standard of English proficiency than currently in use for admission into an academic program in communication sciences and disorders (CSD). Rather, this definition can be useful in describing language proficiency that graduate students are expected to attain upon completion of their programs. As recommended in ASHA’s document, The Clinical Education of Students With Accents, a plan should be established for students enrolled in CSD academic programs—students who, upon entry, do not present with the requisite language proficiency. For international applicants and individuals graduating from programs not accredited by ASHA where the language of instruction is not English, the determination of language proficiency should be conducted via appropriate testing mechanisms.

The applicability of this definition across dialectal variations of a language is a statement in support of ASHA’s existing position statement titled Students and Professionals Who Speak English With Accents and Nonstandard Dialects. This particular position statement indicates that students and professionals who speak with accents and/or dialects can effectively provide audiology and speech-language services.

The importance and impact of bilingualism and multilingualism in the modern world is irrefutable. There is a continuous and growing need for proficient speakers of other languages, secondary to their native language, to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services. Further deliberation and decision making are required in the area of bilingual service delivery; this definition lays the groundwork for those next steps.

BOD 21-2019

RESOLVED, That the 2019 Future of Learning Event (a 2019 CEO Goal) be funded up to $43,000 from the 2019 Board of Directors (BOD) Contingency Fund.

BOD 22-2019

RESOLVED, That BOD 07-2016 be rescinded; and further

RESOLVED, That the proposed amendment to add a definition of the New Initiative Fund to the reserves policy of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA); and further

RESOLVED, That the new reserves policy be effective immediately upon approval.

BOD 23-2019

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) support the 8th Annual Johns Hopkins Critical Care Rehabilitation Conference in 2019. ASHA will be recognized on the conference website and in printed materials, as well as have a free exhibit table at the conference. In return, ASHA will promote the conference to members using appropriate and available communication vehicles, including the online communities, relevant newsletters, social media outlets, and the ASHA website.

BOD 24-2019

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) discontinue the practice of paying interpreters’ fees for the JCIH and, instead, pay the annual JCIH membership dues; and further

RESOLVED, That the JCIH be added as an affiliation to the list of ASHA’s memberships and affiliations with external organizations to be reapproved annually with the list of ASHA’s memberships and affiliations with external organizations. 

BOD 25-2019

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors authorize the use of funds from the Special Opportunities Fund for implementation of the new advertising strategy for Strategic Objective #6 – Increase the Diversity of the Membership, in years 2020–2022 in the amount not to exceed $144,000 per year, with the understanding that upon evaluation, in 2022, additional funding will be considered.

Discussion open until 7/11. Voting open 7/12-7/16

BOD 26-2019

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) request that the Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CFCC) expand its tenets to include professional areas involved in the provision of clinical care as part of the specialty certification program.

BOD 27-2019

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) charge the ASHA Continuing Education Board (CEB) with exploring the feasibility of establishing a Specialty Award in Continuing Education (ACE) to include clinical and professional areas of practice; and further

RESOLVED, That the CEB seek input from stakeholders to determine the interest and market size of a Specialty ACE program; and further

RESOLVED, That the CEB determine the financial implications of establishing and operating a Specialty ACE program; and further

RESOLVED, That the CEB assess the capacity of ASHA Approved Continuing Education (CE) Providers to produce courses to support the needs of a Specialty ACE; and further

RESOLVED, That the CEB submit a feasibility report to the BOD by July 31, 2020, which will include a recommendation about whether to establish a Specialty ACE.

BOD 28-2019

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) accept the AuD Education Summit Task Force Report [PDF].

BOD 29-2019

RESOLVEDThat American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) approve the contribution of $5,000 to sponsor the Aging and Speech Communication Research Conference at the $5,000 sponsor level.

BOD 30-2019

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) renew the recognition of the following speech-language-hearing associations through December 31, 2024:

  • Hawaii Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Idaho Speech, Language, Hearing Association, Inc.
  • Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • The Indiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Inc.
  • Iowa Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Kansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Kentucky Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Maine Speech Language Hearing Association
  • New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Inc.

Discussion open until 8/20. Voting open 8/21-8/23  

BOD 31-2019

RESOLVED, That the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) accept the Report of the Ad Hoc Committee to Provide Technical Support to Ministry of Health, the Inspiration Center, and Its Partners of Belize under the ASHA–Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) collaboration.

BOD 32-2019

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) approve the 2020 Public Policy Agenda

BOD 33-2019

RESOLVED, That Arlene A. Pietranton, PhD, CAE, be reappointed as President of the National Association for Hearing and Speech Action (NAHSA) Board of Directors (hereafter, “NAHSA Board”) for a 3-year term beginning January 1, 2020, and ending December 31, 2022; and further  

RESOLVED, That Joseph Cerquone, CAE, be reappointed as NAHSA Executive Director to the NAHSA Board for a 3-year term beginning January 1, 2020, and ending December 31, 2022; and further  

RESOLVED, That Danielle Cooper, M.S. CCC-SLP, be appointed to the NAHSA Board for a 3-year term beginning January 1, 2020 and ending December 31, 2022.

BOD 34-2019

RESOLVED, That ASHA adopt the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing Year 2019 Position Statement as Association policy; and further  

RESOLVED, That the document Joint Committee on Infant Hearing Year 2007 Position Statement be rescinded.

BOD 35-2019

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors authorize the use of funds from the Special Opportunities Fund for the implementation of the following activities:  

  • NOMS lounge at ASHA 2020 Convention to increase awareness of changes to the NOMS system for Strategic Objective #1 (SO1), Expand data available for quality improvement and demonstration of value. Amount: $7,460
  • Interprofessional Education and Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (IPE/IPP) Communications Campaign, Resources, and Education for Strategic Objective #2 (SO2), Advance Interprofessional Education and Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (IPE/IPP).  Amount: $221,610
  • 2020 Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Science Teaching Symposium and podcast for Strategic Objective #3 (SO3), Enhance the generation, publication, knowledge translation, and implementation of clinical research. Amount: $54,805
  • Marketing campaign for the new Assistant Certification program for Strategic Objective #4 (SO4), Enhance service delivery across the continuum of care to increase value and access to services. Amount: $69,169
  • Initiatives to increase the influence and demonstrate value of audiology and speech-language pathology services for Strategic Objective #5 (SO5), Increase influence and demonstrated value of audiology and speech-language pathology services. Amount: $87,238
  • Marketing and promotion initiatives for Strategic Objective #6 (SO6), Increase the diversity of the membership. Amount: $15,000
  • Stipend to a PhD student intern for work on Strategic Objective #7 (SO7), Enhance international engagement. Amount: $1,500  

Initiatives to replicate the ASHA Faculty Development Institute and Language training to increase cultural competence for Strategic Objective #8 (SO8): Increase members’ cultural competence. Amount: $100,000

  Discussion open until 11/10. Voting open 11/11-11/13.

BOD 36-2019

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) approve the formation of an ad hoc committee to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Public Health (MPH) of Ecuador as part of the ASHA/Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) collaboration. The ad hoc committee is charged with developing train-the-trainer workshops and providing professional development courses for service providers on communication disorders, and further  

RESOLVED, That the Ad Hoc Committee to provide Technical Assistance to the Ministry of Public Health (MPH) of Ecuador (hereafter, “the Ad Hoc Committee”) comprise six members, of which one will be the chair and one will be a member of the International Issues Board (IIB). All members will have voting rights but the ex officio. The committee members will be bilingual English/Spanish with international expertise and with training experience in resource-limited countries. The members will be approved by the Committee on Committees (COC), and further  

RESOLVED, That the Ad Hoc Committee will meet electronically and will perform the following tasks:

  1. Make recommendations and oversee the implementation of the work plan developed jointly with the MPH of Ecuador.
  2. Recruit volunteers (audiologists and speech-language pathologists) to assist with train-the-trainer workshops.  
  3. Recruit volunteers (audiologists and speech-language pathologists) to provide professional development courses.
  4. Assist with identifying experts (audiologists and speech-language pathologists) for academic exchanges.
  5. Assist with development of campaign awareness for the general public, and further  

RESOLVED, Travel costs for two individuals to train the trainers is included in the 2020 Approved budget.

RESOLVED, That the term of the Ad Hoc Committee is for 1 year and will conclude October 31, 2020.

RESOLVED, That the ASHA BOD vice president for planning serve as the BOD liaison and that the ASHA chief executive officer (CEO) appoint the ex officio, and further

RESOLVED, That the Standard Operating Procedures policy document for the Ad Hoc Committee to Provide Technical Assistance to the Ministry of Public Health of Ecuador be approved.

Discussion open until 11/10. Voting open 11/11-11/13.

BOD 37-2019

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors approve (a) the revised Practices and Procedures of the Board of Ethics (2020) as outlined in the redlined document titled Practices and Procedures of BOE 2020 Redline and (b) the clean version, titled Practices and Procedures of BOE 2020 FINAL; and further

RESOLVED, That the revised Practices and Procedures of the Board of Ethics (2020) be effective January 1, 2020.

BOD 38-2019

RESOLVED, That the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Board of Directors (BOD) approve the deadline extension request for the report from the Ad Hoc Committee on Graduate Education in Speech-Language Pathology (hereafter, “the Committee”) to March 31, 2020, to enable the Committee to complete the report.

 

Motions

Motion 01-2019

MOVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Board of Directors appoint Lucas A. Lancaster, AuD, CCC-A, to the Virginia position on the Audiology Advisory Council (AAC) for a 3-year term effective immediately and ending December 31, 2021.

Motion 02-2019

MOVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Associations (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) appoint the following individuals with the designated position and terms to the Political Action Committee (PAC) Board of Directors:

  • Joan Mele-McCarthy, DA, CCC-SLP, as Chair-elect for a one-year term starting January 1, 2019, and ending December 31, 2019
  • Samantha Kleindienst Robler, AuD, PhD, CCC-A, as Member for a four-year term starting January 1, 2019, and ending December 31, 2022

Motion 03-2019

MOVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Associations (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) appoint the following individuals to the Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council in the identified positions and terms:

  • Leigh Anne Baker, MS, CCC-SLP, as the member from Louisiana to begin immediately and end December 31, 2019
  • Kristy Weissling, SLPD, CCC-SLP, to the Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council as the member from Nebraska beginning January 2019 and ending December 31, 2019.

Motion 04-2019

MOVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Board of Directors appoint Robert Melchionna, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, to the Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council as the member from Massachusetts effective immediately and ending December 31, 2019, to fulfill the term of an outgoing member.

Motion 05-2019

MOVED, That the ASHA Board of Directors approve changes to the following performance measures for Strategic Objective #1: Expand Data Available for Quality Improvement and Demonstration of Value

Change for PM #2: % of members who use data to help them improve the quality of the service they deliver to their patients.

FROM: % of members who use data to help them improve the quality of the service they deliver to their patients.

TO: % of NOMS participants who use their NOMS data to help them improve the quality of the service they deliver to their patients.

Change for PM #3: % of members who use data to help them demonstrate the value of their work.

FROM: % of members who use data to help them demonstrate the value of their work.

TO: % of NOMS participants who use their NOMS data to help them demonstrate the value of their work.

Motion 06-2019

MOVED, To approve moving forward on all four recommendations proposed by the Ad Hoc Committee on Governance Review in their report.

Motion 07-2019

MOVED, To approve moving forward on Recommendation #1 proposed by the ad hoc committee on Governance Review in their report.

Motion 08-2019

MOVED, To approve moving forward on Recommendation #2 proposed by the ad hoc committee on Governance Review in their report.

Motion 09-2019

MOVED, To approve moving forward on Recommendation #3 proposed by the ad hoc committee on Governance Review in their report.

Motion 10-2019

MOVED, To approve moving forward on Recommendation #4 proposed by the ad hoc committee on Governance Review in their report.

Motion 11-2019

MOVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Board of Directors approve the revisions to the policy section of the International Issues Board Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).  

Motion 12-2019

MOVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Board of Directors approve the revisions to the policy section of the Medicaid Committee Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

Motion 13-2019

MOVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Board of Directors approve the revisions to the policy section of the School Finance Committee Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

Motion 14-2019

MOVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Board of Directors approve the revisions to the policy section of the SLP Schools Issues Advisory Board Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

Motion 15-2019

MOVED, That the Committee on Committees appoint Susan Shain, MA, CCC-SLP, to the Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council as the member from Maine effective immediately and ending December 31, 2019.

Motion 16-2019

MOVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)Board of Directors appoint Wafaa Kaf, MBBCh, MSc, PhD, CCC-A, and John Ferraro, PhD, to serve as ASHA’s liaison representatives to the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) clinical practice guideline: Meniere’s Disease (peer review) effective immediately and ending May 2019.

Motion 17-2019

MOVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors approve the use of the ASHA Logo on the Hearing Aid Industries (HIA) public facing website HearWellStayVital.org.

Discussion open until 3/8. Voting open 3/8-3/12.

Motion 18-2019

MOVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors support the Position Statement on Low Birth Weight, Prematurity and Early Intervention by the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).

Discussion open until 3/10. Voting open 3/11-3/13.

Motion 19-2019

MOVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) support the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) clinical consensus statement: Balloon Dilation of the Eustachian Tube.

Motion 20-2019

MOVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors appoint Kathleen Cienkowski, PhD, CCC-A, and Natalie Douglas, PhD, CCC-SLP, to serve as ASHA’s liaison representatives to the National Quality Forum’s Person-Centered Planning and Practice Committee. The committee will convene its work in May 2019 and conclude in June 2020.

Motion 21-2019

MOVED, That the Board of Directors support the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) Clinical Practice Guideline: Sudden Hearing Loss (Update).

Motion 22-2019

MOVED, That the Board of Directors support the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) Principles for Determining Eligibility for Special Education Under Specific Learning Disability.

Motion 23-2019

MOVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Board of Directors approve the Policy section of the Committee on Committees (CoC) Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); and further;

MOVED, That the CoC approve the Guidelines section of the CoC SOPs.

Motion 24-2019

MOVED, That the ASHA Board of Directors approve changes to the following performance measures for Strategic Objective #4: Enhance service delivery across the continuum of care to increase value and access to services.

Change PM #1

FROM:

PM #1: % of service delivery options used in health care settings – Extenders – Telepractice – Variable treatment parameters to achieve outcomes including consultations, location, frequency and duration of services – Writing functional client goals/outcomes.

TO:

PM#1: % of service delivery options used by Audiologists and SLPs:

  • Support Personnel
  • Telepractice
  • Varied service delivery models
  • Functional client goals/outcomes
  • Familiarity with ICF Framework
  • Incorporation of ICF to describe functional skills, and
  • Practice at the Top of the License.

New baseline date: December 2018

Target date: 2025

New baselines and targets:

Performance Measures
a: Utilize support personnel
  Baseline % (2018) Target %
Auds 33.8 60
SLPs 16.3 60
b: Deliver services via telepractice
  Baseline % (2018) Target %
Auds 15.4 40
SLPs 5.3 40
c: Utilize varied service delivery models
  Baseline % (2018) Target %
Auds 36.9 60
SLPs 68.6 80
d: Develop functional goals/ outcomes for individuals
  Baseline % (2018) Target %
Auds 41.1 60
SLPs 96.4 97
e: Familiarity with ICF Framework to write functional goals for individuals
  Baseline % (Know a little/lot) (2018) Target %
Auds 17.4+0.9=18.3 60
SLPs 30.4+2.9=33.3 60
f: Frequency of incorporating ICF Framework to describe functional skills
 

Baseline % (Some/Most/Consistently) (2018)

Target %
Auds 28.9+13.5=42.4 60
SLPs 48+18.9+5.7=72.6 90
g: Preparedness to practice at the TOL
 

Baseline % (Little/Moderately/Completely) (2018)

Target %
Auds 18.1+44+27.5=89.6 97
SLPs 18.4+53.2+25.1=96.7 97

 

Aspects Baseline % (2018) Target %
A: Utilize support personnel Auds 33.8 Auds 60
SLPs 16.3 SLPs 90
B: Deliver services via telepractice Auds 15.4 Auds 40
SLPs 5.3 SLPs 40
C: Utilize varied service delivery models Auds 36.9 Auds 60
SLPs 68.6 SLPs 80
D: Develop functional goals/outcomes for individuals Auds 41.1 Auds 60
SLPs 96.4 SLPs 97
E: Familiarity with ICF Framework to write functional goals for individuals Auds 18.3 Auds 60
SLPs 33.3 SLPs 60
F: Frequency of incorporating ICF Framework to describe functional skills Auds 42.4 Auds 60
SLPs 72.6 SLPs 90
G: Preparedness to practice at the TOL Auds 89.6 Auds 97
SLPs 96.7 SLPs 97

Remove PM#2: % of service delivery options used in school settings – Extenders – Telepractice – Variable treatment parameters to achieve outcomes including consultations, location, frequency and duration of services – Writing functional client goals/outcomes.

Motion 25-2019

MOVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors approve changes to the following performance measures for Strategic Objective #8: Increase Members’ Cultural Competence.

Change for PM #3: % of progress reported by students on multicultural literacy in CSD academic programs.

FROM:

% of progress reported by students on multicultural literacy in CSD academic programs.

TO:

% of early career professionals who report actions & approaches indicative of cultural competence

Motion 26-2019

MOVED, That the following individuals be approved as co-chairs for the 2021 Convention Program Committee for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention to be held in Washington, DC (2021):  

  • Tena McNamara, Audiology
  • Laura Purcell Verdun, Speech-Language Pathology

Motion 27-2019

MOVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Board of Directors approve the following appointments for terms beginning January 1, 2020, and ending December 31, 2022:  

Audiology Advisory Council (AAC)
Holly Teagle (International)
Jeremy Donai (West Virginia)
Teresa Garcia (Wyoming)

Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council (SLPAC)
Alice Silbergleit (Michigan)

Motion 28-2019

MOVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Board of Directions approve to extend the term of Lucas Lancaster, AuD, CCC-A, for an addition of one year on the Audiology Advisory Council (AAC) from ending December 31, 2021 to end December 31, 2022.

Motion 29-2019

MOVED, That the Board of Directors approve Bonnie Brinton to receive Honors of the Association for 2019.

Motion 30-2019

MOVED, That the Board of Directors approve Leora Cherney to receive Honors of the Association for 2019.

Motion 31-2019

MOVED, That the Board of Directors approve Diane German to receive Honors of the Association for 2019.

Motion 32-2019

MOVED, That the Board of Directors approve Sherri Jones to receive Honors of the Association for 2019.

Motion 33-2019

MOVED, That the Board of Directors approve Henriette Langdon to receive Honors of the Association for 2019.

Motion 34-2019

MOVED, That the Board of Directors approve Craig Newman to receive Honors of the Association for 2019.

Motion 35-2019

MOVED, That the Board of Directors approve Gail Richard to receive Honors of the Association for 2019.

Motion 36-2019

MOVED, That the Board of Directors approve Anne Marie Tharpe to receive Honors of the Association for 2019.

Motion 37-2019

MOVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Board of Directors appoint Amy Plante, MS, CCC-SLP, to the Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council (SLPAC) as the member from New Hampshire for the three year term starting January 1, 2020, and ending December 31, 2022.

Motion 38-2019

MOVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors approve a one-time, two-year term for the Vice President (VP) for Finance with the term beginning January 1, 2021, and ending December 31, 2022.

Motion 39-2019

MOVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) appoint Valarie B. Fleming, PhD, CCC-SLP, to the Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council (SLPAC) as the member from Texas to complete the term of an outgoing member, effective January 1, 2020, and ending December 31, 2020.

Motion 40-2019

MOVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) appoint Douglas F. Parham, PhD, CCC-SLP, to the Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council (SLPAC) as the member from Kansas to complete the term of an outgoing member, effective August 15, 2019, and ending December 31, 2021.

Motion 41-2019

MOVED, To reaffirm that the 2020 ASHA dues will remain at the same rate as the 2019 dues.

Motion 42-2019

MOVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Board of Directors acknowledge and accept the 2018 audit report.

Motion 43-2019

MOVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Board of Directors appoint Marni Johnson Martin, AuD, CCC-A, to the South Dakota position on the Audiology Advisory Council (AAC) for a 3-year term effective January 1, 2020, and ending December 31, 2022.

Motion 44-2019

MOVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Board of Directions appoint Cortney Van Ausdal, AuD, CCC-A, to the South Carolina position on the Audiology Advisory Council (AAC) effective immediately and ending December 31, 2019, to fulfill the term of a member who resigned. 

Motion 45-2019

MOVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors support the Core Competencies on Disability for Health Care Education by the Alliance for Disability in Health Care Education (ADHCE).

Motion 46-2019

MOVED, That the BOD approve Special Interest Group 19, Speech Science permanent status.

Discussion open until 9/7. Voting open 9/8-9/11.

Motion 47-2019

MOVED, That the Committee on Committees appoint Catherine Lavigne, MS, CCC-SLP, to the Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council (SLPAC) as the member from Vermont to fulfill the term of an outgoing member, effective December 1, 2019, and ending December 31, 2020.

Motion 48-2019

MOVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Board of Directors approve the Committee on Committees (CoC) Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) Policy Section.

Motion 49-2019

MOVED, that the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Board of Directors approve the proposed 2020 ASHA budget.

Motion 50-2019

MOVED, that the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Board of Directors continue to move forward with implementation on revised Recommendation 3 proposed by the Ad Hoc Committee on Governance Review and updated by the Member Advisory Group.

Motion 51-2019

MOVED, that the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Board of Directors continue to move forward with implementation on Recommendation 4 proposed by the Ad Hoc Committee on Governance Review and updated by the Member Advisory Group.

Motion 52-2019

MOVED, that the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Board of Directors support the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) Clinical Practice Guideline: Menière’s Disease.

Motion 53-2019

MOVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Board of Directors appoint William Edwin Flanders, AuD, CCC-A, to the Audiology Advisory Council as the representative from New Hampshire effective immediately and ending December 31, 2021.

Motion 54-2019

MOVED, That the American Speech-Language-Hearing Associations (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) appoint the following individuals with the designated position and terms to the Political Action Committee (PAC):

  • Samantha Kleindienst Robler, AuD, PhD, CCC-A, as Chair-elect for a one-year term starting January 1, 2020, and ending December 31, 2020
  • David Alexander, AuD, CCC-A, as Member for a four-year term starting January 1, 2020, and ending December 31, 2023
  • John Whicker, CCC-A, as the Early Career Professional member for a two-year term starting January 1, 2020, and ending December 31, 2021.

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