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ISHA Committee Updates

01/24/2013 12:15 PM | Anonymous



Jeanne McMillan, VP SLP

Committee members are very busy preparing for the new legislative session.   In conjunction with ISHA’s lobbyist, Mark Scherer, committee members are working diligently to prepare ISHA’s response to the following:

  1. An anticipated proposal/bill by Indiana’s occupational therapists regarding the addition of dysphagia to their scope of practice.   Thank you to committee members, Mary Jo Germani, Dee Combs, Dawn Wetzel, Melissa McGrath, Elizabeth Baldwin and Teresa McClain who have all put in many hours towards this issue.   
  2. HB 1051 in regard to credentialing of Music Therapists in Indiana.
  3. In addition, a task force is forming to develop information regarding emergency permits for those serving students in the schools. This task force is headed by Rachel Ross-Kroemer, ISHA president elect.

ISHA takes a very active role in monitoring and responding to legislative issues that have potential to directly or indirectly impact our profession in the state of Indiana.  We work closely with ASHA for assistance and guidance.  Should you wish to become involved in this process, do not hesitate to contact Jeanne McMillan, ISHA VP of Speech Language Pathology or Ruth Ann Morrell, ISHA President.




Susan Latham, VP Marketing

To the world you may be one person,

but to one person, you may be the world!

Help our future professionals by participating in
ISHA's new mentoring initiative!

ISHA is launching a mentoring program. Student members of ISHA are paired with speech language pathologists and audiologists who provide guidance, feedback and support for career development in a meaningful, one-to-one relationship. Get involved as a mentor or mentee. Sign up at ISHA convention in April. If you are interested in helping to coordinate the mentoring program, please contact Susan Latham at

The Marketing Committee is still searching for volunteers to participate in "Share Your Stories Indiana!" By sharing your human interest stories you make our professions accessible and real to the public. Tell us why you decided to become a speech language pathologist or audiologist. Tell us the powerful stories of how you have made a difference in the lives of children and families or have your clients/patients share their stories. We want to share your stories on our website. You can submit a written essay or we can send someone to film your story. Contact Susan Latham at to schedule a date for filming. You may submit your written essay anytime to the same email address.

To support and empower members to provide the highest quality, life changing communication, swallowing and hearing services to the people of the State of Indiana.

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