As a member you may volunteer for NJSHA Committees. Your donated time may be as little as one hour per month or as much as you choose.
The AAC Committee promotes current knowledge of AAC trends and evidence-based practices. The Committee provides resources and support for members of NJSHA and consumers. Membership is open to all members of NJSHA.
The Audiology Committee serves as a source of information and advocacy on audiology issues for members and consumers, and addresses current audiology issues affecting provision of services in New Jersey. This includes monitoring proposed changes in the delivery of hearing aids and other services to consumers, regulations and proposed legislation impacting on the delivery of audiology services to consumers. The committee suggests continuing education topics and serves as a resource for the audiology program for NJSHA’s annual convention. The Audiology committee is open to all NJSHA members.
Continuing Education Committee
The Continuing Education Committee works cooperatively with the NJSHA Management Company and Continuing Education Administrator to plan, promote and deliver NJSHA sponsored and co-sponsored continuing education events within the parameters of the annual budget. The committee provides high quality continuing education programs to meet the varied needs of speech, language and hearing professionals to serve NJSHA members through regular professional development offerings and generate revenue to allow NJSHA to provide CE as an on-going service to both NJSHA members and non-members. Membership is open to all NJSHA members.
The Convention Committee plans the program for the Annual NJSHA Convention. Membership is open to all NJSHA members.
The Ethics Committee is charged with researching, deliberating on and responding to questions of an ethical nature from the membership. The role of the committee is to provide information to the membership as well as the public. Membership is open to all NJSHA members.
The Healthcare Committee serves as a source of information on healthcare issues for members. The committee discusses current healthcare issues affecting individuals across the lifespan. The committee monitors issues related to healthcare funding, including early intervention, Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance, and provides information and advocacy to members and consumers. The committee suggests continuing education topics to the Continuing Education committee. The committee collaborates with the ASHA State Advocates for Reimbursement to advocate for members on education issues. Membership is open to all NJSHA members.
Higher Education Committee
The Higher Education Committee makes recommendations to the NJSHA Board of Directors regarding student and academic issues and promotes developments in higher education including increasing student advocacy and supporting student research projects. Contributions include organization of the annual Marni Reisberg Student Award as well as review of student research submissions to the Annual NJSHA Convention. The committee is open to all faculty and clinical staff from training institutions in the state of New Jersey who are also members of NJSHA.
Media and Publications Committee
The Media and Publications Committee coordinates the distribution of information to members and the larger community through VOICES, social media outlets including Facebook and Twitter, and electronic communications, including the NJSHA website. The chair and vice chair of the Media and Publications committee coordinates all updates to information on the website and serve as liaisons between any subcommittees of the Media and Publications Committee to encourage sharing and cross-dissemination of media and publications information to all NJSHA members. Members of the committee collaborate with chairs of other NJSHA committees to support distribution of information to all Association print and electronic outlets. Membership is open to all members of NJSHA.
The Multicultural Committee’s goal is to raise awareness of multicultural issues related to the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology. The committee works to increase knowledge of appropriate assessment and treatment procedures for culturally and linguistically diverse populations (CLD). The committee promotes multicultural topics through VOICES articles and other communication to the membership and suggests continuing education topics to the Continuing Education committee. Membership is open to all members of NJSHA.
Private Practice Committee
The Private Practice Committee will discuss current private practice issues addressing the needs of private practitioner members who are speech-language pathologists and audiologists. The committee will advocate for SLPs, audiologists, and the students and families they serve, as well as function as an information resource on private practice issues. The committee will monitor issues related to private practice funding and will provide information and advocacy to members and consumers. The committee will suggest continuing education topics to the Continuing Education committee. The committee will collaborate with the ASHA State Advocates for Reimbursement to advocate for members on coding and reimbursement issues. Membership is open to all NJSHA members.
School Affairs Committee
The School Affairs Committee addresses the needs of school-based members who are speech-language specialists (SLSs) and audiologists employed in New Jersey schools. The committee advocates for SLSs, audiologists and the students they serve, as well as function as an information resource on school-based issues. To accomplish these tasks, the committee engages in a variety of activities related to monitoring and responding to changes in New Jersey Special Education code and other legislative bills, addressing individual members’ concerns, and educating consumers about the roles SLSs and audiologists play in the schools. The committee collaborates with the ASHA State Education Advocacy Leader (SEAL) to advocate for members on education issues. Membership is open to all NJSHA members.
Student Involvement Committee
The Student Involvement Committee establishes, maintains and enhances an active, current network among students from all New Jersey training programs to increase both student membership and student awareness of the benefits and activities of NJSHA and solicit student involvement in these activities, as appropriate. Membership is open to all undergraduate and graduate students in communication sciences and disorders, with the goal of balanced inclusion of students across programs and levels of training.