Welcome to New ABA Board Members!
We are delighted to welcome new members to the ABA Board for three-year terms: Jackie Clark, PhD, Jillian Giangaspro, AuD, and Carrie Meyer, AuD. Amyn Amlani, PhD, Jennifer Martin, AuD, and Cheryl Edwards, AuD, recently completed their terms on the Board, and we thank them for their years of dedication, expertise, and thoughtful contributions.
Sandra Gabbard, PhD, remains on the Board as the immediate past chair, and deserves acknowledgement for her steady stewardship as chair through continued COVID-19-related upheaval laying the groundwork for new initiatives and moving the Pediatric Audiology Specialty Certification (PASC) exam to computer delivery. Kristin Samuelson, AuD, has assumed the position of chair-elect. With this renewed team, we look forward to continued work to support new initiatives during the 2022–2023 year ahead.
Rebecca Lewis, AuD, PhD
From November 2021 through August 2022, the ABA conducted a Pediatric Audiology Practice Analysis to guide an update the PASC exam blueprint. In October 2021, the ABA recruited a diverse volunteer panel of experts from throughout the US representing a variety of years in practice, practice roles and settings to ensure a comprehensive approach to…
ABA Certified credential holders from other states can seek and receive California licensure in a streamlined manner. During 2022 Sunset Review hearings, the California Assembly Business and Professions Committee and the Senate Economic Development Committee held joint Sunset Review oversight hearings to review many boards and bureaus under the Department of Consumer Affairs. Among the boards…
Pediatric Audiology Specialty Certification (PASC) Exam Successfully Transitioned to Online Delivery in Spring 2022
Nineteen PASC Exam candidates successfully tested in May 2022 using the American Board of Audiology (ABA) new online testing platform with live, remote proctors. This new testing option allows for more flexible testing times and location for each exam candidate. Since 2011, the exam was administered by paper and pencil on 16 occasions, often at…