Editorial Several of our AuD students attended the AAA convention in March of 2004. One student mentioned that there was a memo circulating at AAA that encouraged audiologists to discontinue any relationship with ASHA. I managed to find someone with a copy of the memo and had it faxed to me. ... Editorial
Editorial  |   June 01, 2004
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Editorial   |   June 01, 2004
Editorial
American Journal of Audiology, June 2004, Vol. 13, 2. doi:10.1044/1059-0889(2004/001)
 
American Journal of Audiology, June 2004, Vol. 13, 2. doi:10.1044/1059-0889(2004/001)
Several of our AuD students attended the AAA convention in March of 2004. One student mentioned that there was a memo circulating at AAA that encouraged audiologists to discontinue any relationship with ASHA. I managed to find someone with a copy of the memo and had it faxed to me. This memo advocated not paying ASHA dues, not attending ASHA meetings, not participating in any ASHA committee work, not supervising students for ASHA clinical hours, not using terms such as CCC, and not submitting articles to ASHA journals. Further, it advocated a complete split of audiology from speech-language pathology. I did not recognize the individual named on the memo, and I trust that this is just someone who is angry over how their career is progressing and needs to blame someone, in this case ASHA. I was very angry when I first read this memo. At first I was angry at the individual who wrote this memo and at AAA, then I was angry at ASHA. In retrospect, I was simply trying to blame an individual or an organization for my frustration about this sad and pathetic state of affairs in audiology.
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