About Perspectives and Its Editors
Perspectives is the online member publication for the Special Interest Groups (SIGs) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The SIGs began publishing newsletters for their affiliates in 1991. Those publications have expanded and evolved over the years and are now reviewed according to the criteria set forth by the Continuing Education Board of ASHA.
Further, all of the SIGs publish content on the graduate level for the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology, enabling readers to earn Continuing Education credits for self-study of Perspectives.
Although subject to editorial review and continuing education review, Perspectives is not a peer reviewed scholarly journal.
Perspectives is focused on narrow topics of interest to professionals practicing in or conducting research related to communications sciences and disorders. Typically, Perspectives is disorder-oriented (e.g., swallowing and swallowing disorders), though some SIGs focus on topics across disorders (e.g., gerontology or diversity) or that relate to pedagogy or supervision.
Each Perspectives boasts an Editor with special knowledge and expertise in the focus topics of that SIG. Each SIG's content is reviewed by a Continuing Education Content Manager and a standing Board of Reviewers who ensure that content meets requirements for ASHA continuing education self-studies.
About Perspectives on Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders
In continuous publication since 2011, Perspectives on Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders is published two times annually (May and September) by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The mission of this SIG is to provide international leadership related to audiology and speech-language pathology services by promoting research, networking, collaboration, education, and mentoring for its affiliates, students, and other service providers in the global marketplace.
Maria Diana Gonzales, Texas State University-San Marcos
Professional Development Manager
DeAnne Wellman Owre
Continuing Education Content Manager
Clarissa Rodriguez, Texas State University-San Marcos
Victoria Davis, Publications, ASHA
Pamela J. Leppin, Director, Advertising Sales, ASHA
2014 Coordinating Committee
Marlene Salas-Provance, New Mexico State University
Dolores E. Battle, Buffalo State College
T. Rosario Roman, Bilingual Multicultural Services, Inc.
Yvette Hyter, Western Michigan University
ASHA Board of Directors Board Liaisons
Donna Fisher Smiley, Vice President for Audiology Practice
Gail J. Richard, Vice President for Speech-Language Pathology Practice
Lily Schuermann, Director, International Programs, ASHA
2014 List of Reviewers
Heidi A. Alaskary
Mara S. Behlau
Isabella K. Reichel
Luis F. Riquelme
Carol E. Westby