Judith Page (USA)
Speech-Language-Pathology in the USA and ASHA: their History and their Future

Brief biography.

Judith L.Page, PhD, CCC-SLP, associate professor in the Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Kentucky, served as Program Director for Communication Sciences and Disorders for 17 years and Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences for 10 years. Her clinical, teaching, and research areas include research methods, AAC, service delivery in the public schools, and language intervention strategies for individuals with complex communication needs.
Judy is an ASHA Fellow and is currently president-elect of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). In this role she serves on ASHA’s Board of Directors, ASHA’s Financial Planning Board, and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation’s Board of Trustees.  Previous ASHA activities include service as member and chair of both the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology and the Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, service as an accreditation site visitor, and appointments to several other ASHA committees.  Judy is a past president of the Kentucky Speech-Language-Hearing Association, former chair of the Kentucky Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and former secretary of the Council of State Association Presidents.
Judy earned three degrees in speech-language pathology: a bachelor’s from the University of Minnesota, a master’s degree from the University of Illinois, and a PhD from Purdue University. She resides in Lexington, KY with her partner and several four-legged children. Her interests include choral music, reading, travel, theater, mid-century modern design, and spending time with friends.

Speech-Language-Pathology in the USA and ASHA: their History and their Future
Arlene A. Pietranton, Judith L. Page
Associations play a vital role to the success of any profession. Through the professional standards we develop, the resources and public awareness materials we disseminate, and the continuing professional development we provide – associations truly help to make the world better, safer and smarter. This session will provide a brief history of the profession of Speech-Language Pathology in the United States and the professional, scientific and credentialing association ASHA (the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association). ASHA’s current organizational and research priorities and its external collaborations will be described. And recent research findings on factors that are characteristic of high performing association Boards will also be shared.

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