ASHA’s CAA Silo and School Speech-Language Pathology

We find no evidence school speech-language pathology is a CAA priority. Current statistics say school SLPs make up over half the paying membership but are under-represented on the Council. Of 18 members, only one is a “Practitioner-SLP.”

Window looking out.

Window looking out.

Since 1930 school employees have paid the freight for ASHA accreditation advances but have been all but locked out of curriculum discussions. It is a bias started by Wendell Johnson and his group.

The Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology isolated itself from the membership by claiming “autonomy” for itself with no published rationale for why its act of aggrandisement was necessary to advance school practice curriculum. When it comes to school curriculum the grade for CAA is D.

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