ASHA Studies Mission in 2012 Update

In 2012 we began to examine how the ASHA Board of Directors views the mission of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association with reference to curriculum development for school speech-language pathology students and employees. Here was the first post:

2012

The Board of Directors of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association has announced for its August 2012 meeting interest in soliciting input on the Mission of the Association:

The current mission:

“Empowering and supporting speech-language pathologists, audiologists, speech, language and hearing scientists by:

Advocating on behalf of persons with communication and related disorders;

Advocating communication science;

Promoting effective human communication.”

Purpose

“A mission statement is a statement of the purpose of a company or organization. The mission statement should guide the actions of the organization, spell out its overall goal, provide a path, and guide decision-making. It provides “the framework or context within which the company’s strategies are formulated.”[1]  Wikipedia”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mission_statement

Kids stuff for school.

Swallowing

In May of 2012 the Board considered a proposal adding a medical component to the mission statement:

“A group of members, who are board-recognized swallowing specialists, asked the Board to consider changing ASHA’s mission statement to include swallowing…. Following discussion, it was decided that ASHA should consider adding the words swallowing and balance to ASHA’s mission statement, while maintaining the original sense of the mission….”

2013 Update

The ASHA Board of Directors approved the following mission statement:

“Empowering and supporting audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists through:

advancing science,

setting standards,

fostering excellence in professional practice, and
advocating for members and those they serve.”

http://www.asha.org/ResolutionMotion.aspx?status=considered&year=2013

April 1, 2015

Now on FACEBOOK ASHA posts another version of the Mission Statement:

“Empowering and supporting speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists by:

* Advocating on behalf of persons with communication and related disorders
* Advancing communication science
* Promoting effective human communication”

“Setting Standards” disappears.

April 2, 2015

For the 2015 Toolkit, we learn the mission is as follows:

“Empowering and supporting speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language,
and hearing scientists by:
 Advocating on behalf of persons with communication and related disorders
 Advancing communication science
 Promoting effective human communication ”

No mention of “setting standards”

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