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

ASHA and APA

Mission

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

  • Improve the clinical care of patients with congenital or acquired brain impairment by identifying and promoting assessment and rehabilitation practices that are both compatible with current neuropsychology knowledge and of demonstrable functional benefit to patients and their families; and
  • Foster communication and collaborative work between neuropsychologists/rehabilitation psychologists and speech-language pathologists/audiologists for the benefit of both disciplines.

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.

Representatives

2020 ASHA Representatives

Pauline A. Mashima, PhD, CCC-SLP (Committee Co-Chair)
Associate Professor, University of Hawai'i Speech and Hearing Clinic
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
677 Ala Moana Boulevard, Suite 625
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-692-1584
Fax: 808-566-6292
E-mail: mashima@hawaii.edu
ASHA Special Interest Group 2, Neurogenic Communication Disorders
ASHA Special Interest Group 14, Cultural and Linguistic Diversity
ASHA Special Interest Group 18, Telepractice

McKay Moore Sohlberg, PhD CCC- SLP 
HEDCO Professor
Director of CDS University of Oregon
5284 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403
Phone: 541-346-2586
E-mail: mckay@uoregon.edu
ASHA Special Interest Group 2, Neurogenic Communication Disorders

Kelly Ann Peña, MS, CCC-SLP
Pediatric Speech and Language Pathologist
1300 York Avenue
New York, NY 10065
Phone: 914-497-4580
E-mail: Kelly.ann.pena@gmail.com
ASHA Special Interest Group 2, Neurogenic Communication Disorders

Diane Paul, PhD, CCC-SLP (Ex Officio)
Director, Clinical Issues in Speech-Language Pathology
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
2200 Research Boulevard #350
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301-296-5688
E-mail: dpaul@asha.org
ASHA Special Interest Group 1, Language Learning and Education
ASHA Special Interest Group 2, Neurogenic Communication Disorders
ASHA Special Interest Group 4, Fluency and Fluency Disorders
ASHA Special Interest Group 12, Augmentative and Alternative Communication

2020 APA Representatives

Brigid Waldron-Perrine, PhD, ABPP-CN (Committee Co-Chair)
Rehabilitation Psychologist and Neuropsychologist, Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology
Detroit Medical Center/Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Wayne State University School of Medicine
261 Mack Blvd., Suite 555
Detroit, MI 48201-2417
Phone: 313-745-9763
Fax: 313-745-9854
E-mail: BWaldron@dmc.org
Division 22, 40

Katharine Seagly, PhD
Assistant Professor
The University of Michigan/Michigan Medicine
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Division of Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology
355 Briarwood Circle, SPC 5742
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone: 734-936-7052
E-mail: kseagly@med.umich.edu
Division 22, 40

Rose Dunn, PhD
Neuropsychologist
Baylor Scott and White Institute for Rehabilitation
909 N. Washington Avenue
Dallas, TX 75246
Phone: 214-820-9413
E-mail: roadunn@bswrehab.com
Division 22, 40

Previous ASHA Representatives

  • Brenda L. Adamovich, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Pelagie Beeson, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Thomas Campbell, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Fofi Constantinidou, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Melissa C. Duff, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Wendy Elmo, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Carol Frattali, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Lynette Goldberg, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Leslie Gonzolas-Rothi, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Julie A. Hengst, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Audrey Holland, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Alex Johnson, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Mary R. T. Kennedy, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Susan Langmore, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Craig Linebaugh, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Lynn Maher, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Malcolm McNeil, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Lisa H. Milman, PhD, CCC-SLP
    • Raksha Anand Mudar, PhD, CCC-SLP
      • Jean Neils-Strungas, PhD, CCC-SLP
      • Richard Peach, PhD, CCC-SLP
      • Anastasia (Stacie) Raymer, PhD, CCC-SLP
      • Lyn Turkstra, PhD, CCC-SLP
      • Reg Warren, PhD, CCC-SLP
      • Susan Ellis Weismer, PhD, CCC-SLP
      • Mark Ylvisaker, PhD, CCC-SLP

      Previous Division 40 Representatives

      • Ken Adams, PhD, ABPP-CN
      • Teresa Ashman, PhD, ABPP-RP
        • Kathleen T. Bechtold (Kortte) PhD, ABPP-CN/RP
        • Linas Bieliauskas, PhD, ABPP-CN
        • Robert Bornstein, PhD, ABPP-CN
        • Sharon Brown, PhD
        • Allison Clark, PhD
        • Clea C. Evans, PhD
        • Jill Fisher, PhD, ABPP-CN
        • Gerald Goldstein, PhD
        • Robin Hanks, PhD, ABPP-CN
        • Tessa Hart, PhD
        • Doug Johnson-Greene, PhD
        • Kacey Little Maestas, PhD
        • Risa Nakase-Richardson, PhD
        • MaryKay Pavol, PhD, ABPP-CN
        • Sanford Pederson, PhD
        • Steven Putnam, PhD
        • Joseph Ricker, PhD, ABPP-CN
        • Tresa Roebuck Spencer, PhD, ABPP-CN
        • Byron Rourke, PhD
        • Angelle Sander, PhD
        • John Tsanadis, PhD
        • Jeffrey Wertheimer, PhD

        Current Projects

        1. Interprofessional collaboration in cognitive rehabilitation
        2. Interprofessional assessment and management: persistent cognitive symptoms following mTBI
        3. Development and dissemination of professional and public resources from an interprofessional perspective on acquired brain injury

        Committee Presentations

        2019

        Milman, L.,  Seagly, K.,  Waldron-Perrine, B., Mudar, R., Mashima, P., Ashman, T., & Paul, D. (2019, November). Interprofessional collaboration: Overcoming barriers to successful reintegration for working-age adults with acquired brain injury. Seminar presented for the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Orlando, FL. 

        2018

        Seagly, K., Milman, L., Mashima, P., Ashman, T., Waldron-Perrine, B., Paul, D., & Mudar, R. A. (2018, November). Looking beyond test results: Interprofessional collaborative assessment of persistent mTBI symptoms. Seminar presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Boston, MA.

        Joint Committee on Interprofessional Relations Between APA and ASHA. (2018, November 12). Strategies for person-centered approach to mild TBI: An interprofessional perspective.Leader Live. Rockville, MD: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

        2017

        Mashima, P., Milman, L., Ashman, T., Mudar, R., Waldron-Perrine, B., Bechtold, K., & Paul, D. (2017). Looking beyond test results: Interprofessional collaborative assessment of persistent mTBI symptoms. Seminar presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Los Angeles, CA.

        2016

        Mudar, R., Paul, D., Mashima, P., Waldron-Perrine, B., Ashman, T., & Bechtold, K. (2016, November). Beyond silos in cognitive rehabilitation: Integration of interprofessional collaboration, telehealth, and health literacy. Seminar presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA.

        Waldron-Perrine, B., Mudar, R., & Ashman, T. (2016, November). Beyond silos in cognitive rehabilitation: Integration of interprofessional collaboration, telehealth, and health literacy. Symposium held for the annual conference of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Chicago, IL.

        2015

        Neils-Strunjas, J., Bechtold, K., Clark, A., Maestas, K., Mudar, R. A., Duff, M., Waldron-Perrine, B. & Paul, D. (2015, November). The role of resilience in the rehab of adults with acquired brain injury. Joint Committee on Interprofessional Relations Between the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and Division 40: Society for Clinical Neuropsychology of the American Psychological Association. Seminar presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Denver, CO.

        2014

        Hengst, J., Kortte, K., Mudar, R. A., Duff, M., Clark, A., Maestas, K., Neils-Strunjas, J., & Paul, D. (2014, November). An activity-based framework for using games as clinical interventions for acquired cognitive-communication disorders. Joint Committee on Interprofessional Relations Between the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and Division 40: Society for Clinical Neuropsychology of the American Psychological Association. Seminar presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Orlando, FL.

        Hengst, J., Kortte, K., Neils-Strunjas, J., Clark, A., Paul, D., Mudar, R. A., & Duff, M. C. (2014, March). Game play following brain injury: Applying an activity based model for using games during neurorehabilitation. Joint Committee on Interprofessional Relations Between the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and Division 40: Society for Clinical Neuropsychology of the American Psychological Association. Poster presentation at the International Brain Injury Association World Congress, San Francisco, CA.

        2010

        Constantinidou, F., Wertheimer, J., Tsanada, J., Evans, C., & Paul, D. (2010, November). Who owns the frontal lobes? Interdisciplinary perspective to executive functioning. Paper presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA.

        Hengst, J., Wertheimer, J., Constantinidou, F., Turkstra, L., & Paul, D. (2010, November). Collaboration realities: The speech-language pathologist and neuropsychologist team. Paper presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA.

        2009

        Nakase-Richardson, R., Evans, C., Thors, C, Constantinidou, F., Wertheimer, J., Sander, A., Yablon, S. (2009, October 8). Evaluation of a multidisciplinary program intervention for managing cognitive and behavioral sequelae following brain injury. Denver, CO. Poster presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine.

        2008

        Wertheimer, J., Constantinidou, F., Raymer, A., Turkstra, L., & Paul, D. (2008, November). Promoting effective interdisciplinary collaboration: Neuropsychologists and speech-language pathologists. Presentation at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Chicago.

        2006

        Sander, A. M., Raymer, A., Wertheimer, J., Paul, D., & Brown, S. (2006). Perceived roles of neuropsychologists and speech-language pathologists in rehabilitation. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 20(3), 583. Winner of the Division 40 Blue Ribbon award for outstanding research.

        2005

        Raymer, A., Sander, A., Paul, D., Brown, S., Chomout, D., & Zingeser, L. (2005, November). Collaboration in rehabilitation: Neuropsychologists and speech-language pathologists. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, San Diego, CA.

        Sander, A., Nakase-Richardson, R., Constantinidou, F., & Paul, D. (2005, November). Memory assessment on an interdisciplinary rehabilitation team. Short course presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, San Diego, CA.

        Publications

        Constantinidou, F., Wertheimer, J.C., Tsanadis, J., Evans, C., & Paul, D.R. (2012). Assessment of executive functioning in brain injury: Collaboration between speech-language pathology and neuropsychology for an integrative neuropsychological perspective. Brain Injury, 1–15. ( Posted online on July 9, 2012. doi:10.3109/02699052.2012.698786)

        Joint Committee on Interprofessional Relations Between the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and Division 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology) of the American Psychological Association. (2007). Structure and function of an interdisciplinary team for persons with acquired brain injury [Guidelines]. Available from www.asha.org/policy/.

        Joint Committee on Interprofessional Relations Between the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and Division 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology) of the American Psychological Association. (1990). Interdisciplinary approaches to brain damage [Position Statement]. Available from www.asha.org/policy/.

        Joint Committee on Interprofessional Relations Between the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and Division 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology) of the American Psychological Association. (1989). Interdisciplinary approaches to brain damage [Technical Report]. Available from www.asha.org/policy/.

        Mashima, P., Waldron-Perrine, B., Seagly, K., Milman, L., Ashman, T., Mudar, R., & Paul, D. (2019). Looking beyond test results: Interprofessional collaborative management of persistent mild traumatic brain injury symptoms. Topics in Language Disorders, 39(3), 293–312. 

        Milman, L.,  Seagly, K.,  Waldron-Perrine, B., Mudar, R., Mashima, P., Ashman, T., & Paul, D. (2019, November). Interprofessional collaboration: Overcoming barriers to successful reintegration for working-age adults with acquired brain injury. Seminar presented for the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Orlando, FL. 

        Neils-Strunjas, J., Paul, D., Clark, A., Mudar, R., Duff, M. C., Waldron-Perrine, B., & Bechtold, K. T. (2017). Role of resilience in the rehabilitation of adults with acquired brain injury. Brain Injury,1–9.  

        Paul, D., & Raymer, A. (2008, March 25). Resources available on brain injury rehabilitation. The ASHA Leader, 13(4), 24.

        Paul-Brown, D., & Ricker, J. (2003). Evaluating and treating communication and cognitive disorders: Approaches to referral and collaboration for speech-language pathology and clinical neuropsychology [Technical Report]. Available from www.asha.org/policy/.

        Raymer, A., Sander, A., Wertheimer, J., & Paul, D. (2006). Collaboration in rehabilitation: Neuropsychologists and speech-language pathologists. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 87(10), e11.

        Sander, A. M., & Constantinidou, F. (Issue Editors). (2008). The interdisciplinary team. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 23(5).

        Sander, A., Nakase-Richardson, R., Constantinidou, F., Wertheimer, J., & Paul, D. (2007, November). Memory assessment on an interdisciplinary rehabilitation team: A theoretically based framework. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 16, 316–330.

        Sander, A. M., Raymer, A., Wertheimer, J., Paul, D. (2009). Perceived roles and collaboration between neuropsychologists and speech-language pathologists in rehabilitation. The Clinical Neuropsychologist.23(7), 1196–212.

        Turkstra, L. S., Clark, A., Burgess, S., Hengst, J. A., Wertheimer, J. C., & Paul, D. (2016). Pragmatic communication abilities in children and adults: Implications for rehabilitation professionals. Disability and Rehabilitation, 19, 1–14.

        Waldron-Perrine, B., Neils-Strunjas, J., Paul, D., Clark, A., Mudar, R. A., Maestas, K., Duff, M., & Bechtold, K. T. (2016). Integrating resilience-building into the neurorehabilitation process. Brain Injury Professional, 12, 22–25.

        Waldron-Perrine, B., Neils-Strunjas, J., Paul, D., Clark, A., Mudar, R., Maestas, K., Duff, M.,& Bechtold, K. T. (2015). Integrating resilience-building into the neurorehabilitation process. Brain Injury Professional, 12(3), 22–25.

        Wertheimer, J., Roebuck-Spencer, T., Constantinidou, F., Turkstra, L., Pavol, M., & Paul, D. (2008). Collaboration between neuropsychologists and speech-language pathologists in rehabilitation settings. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 23(5), 273–285. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18815504?ordinalpos=&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.SmartSearch&log$=citationsensor.

        Ylvisaker, M., Hanks, R., & Johnson-Greene, D. (2003). Rehabilitation of children and adults with cognitive-communication disorders after brain injury [Technical Report]. Available from www.asha.org/policy/.

        Ylvisaker, M., Hanks, R., & Johnson-Greene, D. (2002). Perspectives on rehabilitation of individuals with cognitive impairment after brain injury: Rationale for reconsideration of theoretical paradigms. Journal of Head Trauma and Rehabilitation, 17(3), 191–209.

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