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MSHA Advisory Groups


To have body of individual with knowledge and expertise who can advance current practices, update information in a specific area, and delve into concerns to support members.

List of Advisory Groups

  • Early intervention
  • Schools
  • Diversity
  • Medical
  • Private practice
  • Short-term rehabilitation/Long-term care

Each committee can have subgroups, as areas of interest arise

Who can join?

Any MSHA member in good standing who has some knowledge and expertise in the area selected.


Advisory groups function under the leadership of the Vice President of Clinical Practice (VPCP) and the President. The VPCP will be a member of each group but does not necessarily attend each meeting. 

The Chair of each group will provide the VPCP with a calendar of scheduled meetings, summary of meetings, and other activities. The VPCP will report to the Executive Board on information provided by the advisory group Chairs.

2022 Vice President of Clinical Practice: Henry Botzum, Au.D., CCC-A, 

Composition of Advisory groups

  1. A Chair or Co-Chairs
    Organize meetings, create agendas & prioritize information for meetings, support the organization of subcommittees as needed
  2. Unlimited number of members
    Suggested positions to include time keeper, note taker, other positions as desired


Can be called as needed; suggested schedule at 3 regularly scheduled meetings

  1. October to set goals and agenda for the year
  2. February to check the progress on projects
  3. June end of year wrap-up

Ad Hoc Groups


Smaller groups that form when Advisory Group members wish to delve more deeply into specific topics of interest. May result in guidelines, proposals, or statements that inform the Executive Board of the work completed by the group. Ad Hoc groups are short term, existing until the project is completed or terminated.


Ad Hoc Groups function under the direction of the Vice President of Clinical Practice (VPCP) and the President. The Chairs of Ad Hoc Groups will provide the VPCP and the Advisory Committee with which it is affiliated with a summary of meetings and progress toward the intended goals of the group. The VPCP will report to the Executive Board information provided by the Ad Hoc Group.

Current Ad Hoc Group(s)

Diversity Advisory Group Ad Hoc group: 
Project: Guidelines for Testing Dual-Language Learners

Interested in joining an Advisory Group or Ad Hoc Group?

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