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

ASHA and APAMission

The mission of this interdisciplinary committee, composed of psychologists and speech-language pathologists, is to:

  1. Improve the clinical care of patients with congenital or acquired brain injury by identifying and promoting assessment and rehabilitation practices that are both compatible with current knowledge and of demonstrable functional benefit to patients and their families; and
  2. Foster communication and collaborative work between psychologists and speech-language pathologists for the benefit of both professions.

We acknowledge and respect the mutual interest of our disciplines in cognitive and linguistic processes, as well as the unique competencies and contributions of each.