ASHA-PAHO Collaboration: Addressing Communication Disorders Across Three Countries This article will focus on the work, challenges, and experiences of three American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Ad Hoc Committees that are collaborating in a project between ASHA and the Pan American Health Organization/Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), known as the ASHA-PAHO/WHO project. Their charge, ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2015
ASHA-PAHO Collaboration: Addressing Communication Disorders Across Three Countries
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Linda I. Rosa-Lugo
    Communication Sciences & Disorders, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
  • Silvia Martinez
    Communication Sciences & Disorders, Howard University, Washington, DC
  • Gloria Weddington
    Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
  • Lily Waterston
    International Programs, American Speech-Hearing-Language Association, Rockville, MD
  • Financial Disclosure: Linda I. Rosa-Lugo is an Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida. Silvia Martinez is an Associate Professor at Howard University. Gloria Weddington is a Professor Emerita at San Jose University. Lily Waterston is Director of International Programs at the American Speech-Hearing-Language Association.
    Financial Disclosure: Linda I. Rosa-Lugo is an Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida. Silvia Martinez is an Associate Professor at Howard University. Gloria Weddington is a Professor Emerita at San Jose University. Lily Waterston is Director of International Programs at the American Speech-Hearing-Language Association.×
  • Nonfinancial Disclosure: Linda I. Rosa-Lugo has previously published in the subject area. Silvia Martinez has previously published in the subject area. Gloria Weddington has previously published in the subject area. Lily Waterston has previously published in the subject area.
    Nonfinancial Disclosure: Linda I. Rosa-Lugo has previously published in the subject area. Silvia Martinez has previously published in the subject area. Gloria Weddington has previously published in the subject area. Lily Waterston has previously published in the subject area.×
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Article   |   October 01, 2015
ASHA-PAHO Collaboration: Addressing Communication Disorders Across Three Countries
SIG 17 Perspectives on Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders, October 2015, Vol. 5, 56-66. doi:10.1044/gics5.2.56
History: Received June 16, 2015 , Revised November 2, 2015 , Accepted November 11, 2015
SIG 17 Perspectives on Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders, October 2015, Vol. 5, 56-66. doi:10.1044/gics5.2.56
History: Received June 16, 2015; Revised November 2, 2015; Accepted November 11, 2015

This article will focus on the work, challenges, and experiences of three American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Ad Hoc Committees that are collaborating in a project between ASHA and the Pan American Health Organization/Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), known as the ASHA-PAHO/WHO project. Their charge, to provide technical assistance on educational initiatives and the delivery of high quality speech- language-pathology/audiology services in three of PAHO's priority countries in Latin America, El Salvador, Honduras and Guyana, is being addressed by ASHA professionals as they share their participation in the implementation phase in these three countries.

Acknowledgements
The Chairs of each committee would like to acknowledge the following Ad Hoc Committee members for their tireless participation and support.
El Salvador
El Salvador ASHA Ad Hoc Committee members are Linda I. Rosa-Lugo (Chair), Diana Barreneche, Karen Muñoz, Mayra Cabrera, Maurice Mendel (past International Issues Board member and liaison), Catherine Crowley (present International Issues Board member and liaison), and Lily Waterston (ex officio).
Honduras
Honduras ASHA Ad Hoc Committee members are Silvia Martinez (Chair), Marlene Salas- Provance, Hortencia Kayser, Raquel Anderson, Fernanda Dreux, Miranda Fernandes (past International Issues Board member and liaison), Brooke Hallowell (present International Issues Board member and liaison), and Lily Waterston (ex officio).
Guyana
Guyana Ad Hoc Committee members are Gloria Weddington (Chair), Noma Anderson, Carol Westby, Elise Davis-McFarland, Samantha Kleindienst (International Issues Board member and liaison), and Lily Waterston (ex officio).
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