Ad Hoc Committees and Working Groups address single-focused issues that need a timely response and cannot be handled expeditiously by standing committees.
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.
BOD Liaison(s): VP for Academic Affairs in Speech-Language Pathology
Staff Liaison: Margaret Rogers (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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
BOD Liaison(s): VP for SLP Practice
Staff Liaison: Lemmietta McNeilly (email@example.com)
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:
Outcome: Ad hoc committee was rescinded via BOD 17-2021 and new Ad Hoc Committee on Bilingual Service Delivery was formed with a new charge, members, and deadline.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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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
BOD Liaison(s): Vice President for Audiology Practice
Staff Liaison: Tricia Ashby, Director of Audiology (email@example.com)