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Integrative Medicine in Speech Therapy and Audiology Task Force


Vision: Empowering Speech Therapy and Audiology, both individually and collectively, to build tangible access and success with CIRM.

Mission: To promote and disseminate knowledge and information on the use of complimentary integrative rehabilitation medicine (CIRM) in the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology through study, recommendation, and implementation.



Megan Carey Vaughan, SLPD, CCC-SLP, CBIS, CTP

Megan Carey Vaughan, SLPD, CCC-SLP, CBIS, CTP


Speech-Language Pathologist
Central Virginia Veterans Affairs Health Care Systems

Amber Richardson, SLPD, CCC-SLP

Amber Richardson, SLPD, CCC-SLP


Speech-Language Pathologist
Veterans Affairs Northern California Health Care System



Thank you for being a part of the CIRM NG Integrative Medicine in Speech Therapy and Audiology Task Force. It is a great tribute to collaborate with such individuals committed to integrative medicine. We hope to meet with you at our upcoming networking group meeting to discuss current projects and opportunities for contribution and collaboration.


CIRMNG Integrative Medicine in Speech Therapy and Audiology Task Force

Join us this month to discuss the 2024 ACRM Annual Conference, Task Force updates, and projects. We welcome your participation.

Save the date! The First Monday of each Month


DATE: The First Monday of each Month 
TIME:7:00pm ET/ 6:00pm CT/ 4:00pm PT

Meeting ID: 833 4028 7436
Passcode: 055510

2023 GOALS

  • Recruit membership
  • Develop presentations, posters and papers for ACRM 2023
  • Complete needs assessment portion of the Quality Improvement Initiative
  • Develop I/E page ideas


  • Identify areas of CIRM that address populations, or impairments that fall within the scope of AuD and SLP 
  • Identify barriers to CIRM implementation in SLP and AuD
  • Explore the existing research of CIRM use in SLP and AuD 
  • Promote the use of CIRM therapy to achieve patient and organizational goals within SLP and AuD interventions 
  • Disseminate evidence-informed and evidence-based knowledge and practice guidelines for SLP and AuD 
  • Develop suggestions for core competencies for SLP and AuD practitioners using CIRM 
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