Coordinator's Column Remember that old television commercial about a financial firm? The tag line was something like “when they talk, everybody listens.” Well, when our affiliates talk, the Steering Committee (SC) listens. For those who attended the Business Meeting at the ASHA Convention in San Diego, you know the talk was ... Coordinator's Column
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SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), March 2006, Vol. 15, 1. doi:10.1044/sasd15.1.1
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), March 2006, Vol. 15, 1. doi:10.1044/sasd15.1.1
Remember that old television commercial about a financial firm? The tag line was something like “when they talk, everybody listens.” Well, when our affiliates talk, the Steering Committee (SC) listens. For those who attended the Business Meeting at the ASHA Convention in San Diego, you know the talk was mostly about the cross-training document and the problems it had caused when implemented for continuing education programs. The affiliates unanimously and enthusiastically endorsed rescinding the document. They urged the division instead to approach the problem of training others to “do” dysphagia (the reason the policy document was originally developed was to help members faced with this dilemma) by developing positive advocacy materials. We already have a fabulous Professional Advocacy Committee that has been working on just those kinds of products for several years! Maureen Lefton-Greif from the SC and affiliates Pat Kerman-Lerner and Barbara Sonies are drafting a resolution to be submitted to the Legislative Council (LC) at its spring meeting to rescind the Position Paper. The technical report, which contains valuable background information, will stand. It is not official “policy” of the Association, but could provide information and guidance to members. If the LC approves the resolution, then the Continuing Education unit would presumably eliminate the problematic implementation steps (e.g., signing a statement attesting that the CE participants were only speech-language pathologists).
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