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Ad Hoc Committees

Ad Hoc Committees and Working Groups address single-focused issues that need a timely response and cannot be handled expeditiously by standing committees.

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Ad Hoc Committee to Plan Next Steps to Redesign Entry-Level Education for Speech-Language Pathologists

Next Steps 2022 Summer Webinar Series: The Next Steps 2022 Summer Webinar Series is an initiative of the Ad Hoc Committee to Plan Next Steps to Redesign Entry-Level Education for Speech-Language Pathologists to communicate what ASHA is working on, to solicit input from stakeholders about their perceptions, and to gather ideas and reactions from stakeholders about how entry-level education and lifelong learning for SLPs can be improved.

Charge: Advance discussion and planning to redesign entry-level education for speech-language pathologists and formulate recommendations for the ASHA BOD about how comprehensive input might be obtained from a large group of stakeholders to advance entry-level education for SLPs.

Composition: Planning Subcommittee: ​9 Speech-Language Pathologists representing academic administration; representing persons with a clinical doctor in SLPA and board-certified specialist; teaching and supervision experience; representative from Academic Affairs Board; research interests in child language acquisition and assessment in historically underrepresented racial ethnic minority populations; schools experience; and the 2021 VPs for SLP Practices and Standards and Ethics in SLP

Stakeholder Subcommittee: 7 members: Representatives from CAA, CAPCSD, CFCC, NSSLHA, Specialty Certification Board SLP, SIG 10, AND SIG 11.

Members:

  • Ann Tyler, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Andrea Bertone, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Jennifer Friberg, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Kyomi Gregory, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Barbara H. Jacobson, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Stacy L. Kaplan, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Marnie Kershner, CScD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
  • Sonja Pruitt-Lord, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Jennifer Taps Richard, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Sharon Moss, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Linda I. Rosa-Lugo, EdD, CCC-SLP

Term: 5/7/2021–12/31/2022

BOD Liaison(s): VP for Academic Affairs in Speech-Language Pathology

Staff Liaison: Margaret Rogers (mrogers@asha.org)


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

Charge: ​(a) update the Scope of Practice for Speech-Language Pathology Assistants, (b) analyze current practice standards and certification requirements, and (c) recommend an updated Scope of Practice for Speech-Language Pathology Assistants to the ASHA BOD. 

Composition: ​6 SLPs (ASHA members representing academia, clinical, and private practice) and 2 SLPAs 

Members:

  • Jerrold Jackson, MA, CCC-SLP, Chair
  • Nancy Thul, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Jennifer Schultz, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Tyler T. Christopulos, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Ashley Northam, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Katie Orzechowski, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Erin Judd, C-SLPA
  • Nicole Wilson-Friend, C-SLPA 

Term: 12/11/2021–11/30/2021 

BOD Liaison(s): VP for SLP Practice

Staff Liaison: Lemmietta McNeilly (lmcneilly@asha.org)


Ad Hoc Committee on Bilingual Language Competence and Service Delivery

Charge: Determine proficiency needed across modalities for service delivery in languages other than spoken English, confirm additional knowledge and skills needed to provide services to bilingual individuals, and evaluate potential mechanisms and consequences of verifying language proficiency and additional knowledge and skills for bilingual service delivery.

Composition: 10 Members, each possessing one of the following qualifications:

  • Practicing ASHA-certified bilingual clinician
  • ASHA-certified bilingual audiologist
  • ASHA-certified bilingual speech-language pathologist
  • Native speaker of a language other than spoken English in another country
  • Bilingual speech-language pathology or audiology assistant with interpretation and/or translation experience
  • Academician from a CSD program with a bilingual emphasis track
  • Expert in bilingual language development

Members:

  • Nidhi Mahendra, Chair
  • Ishan Bhatt
  • Lena Caesar
  • Alvaro Alberto Castro
  • Maria Childress
  • Derick Deweber
  • Damian Huertas-Ruis
  • Mary Mandy Longo
  • Phuong Palafox
  • Li Sheng

Term: 10/7/2020–12/31/2021

Outcome: Ad hoc committee was rescinded via BOD 17-2021 and new Ad Hoc Committee on Bilingual Service Delivery was formed with a new charge, members, and deadline.

BOD Liaison(s): VP for Planning

Staff Liaison: Vicki Deal-Williams (vdealwilliams@asha.org)


Ad Hoc Committee on the Scope of Practice for Audiology Assistants

Charge: Draft a Scope of Practice for Audiology Assistants, (b) analyze the results of peer review from certified audiologists and regulators, and (c) recommend a Scope of Practice for Audiology Assistants to the ASHA BOD.

Composition: 6 audiologists representing academia, government/military, clinical, and private practice) and 2 audiology assistants

Members:

  • Sharon A. Sandridge, Chair
  • Andrea Allen
  • Nancy Cheadle
  • Susan Fulton
  • Kristi Gravel
  • Lyndsey Nalu
  • Sofia Pevzner
  • Judy Schafer

Term: 7/17/2020–4/30/2021 

BOD Liaison(s): Vice President for Audiology Practice 

Staff Liaison: Tricia Ashby, Director of Audiology (tashby@asha.org)

Completed Ad Hoc Committee Reports

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