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.

The content of Perspectives is subject to editorial review and continuing education review.

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.


Carolyn W. Higdon

Professional Development Manager

DeAnne Wellman Owre

Production Editor

Victoria Davis, Publications, ASHA

Advertising Sales

Pamela J. Leppin, Director, Advertising Sales, ASHA

2016 Coordinating Committee

SIG Coordinator

Yvette Hyter, Western Michigan University

Associate Coordinator

Dolores E. Battle, Buffalo State College

Karen E. Pollock, University of Alberta

T. Rosario Roman, Bilingual Multicultural Services, Inc.

ASHA Board of Directors Board Liaisons

Robert C. Fifer, Vice President for Audiology Practice

Sandra Laing Gillam, Vice President for Speech-Language Pathology Practice

Ex Officio

Lily Waterston, Director, International Programs, ASHA

2016 List of Reviewers

Carolyn Wiles Higdon, Editor

Heidi A. Alaudeen Alaskary-Dabbagh

Mara S. Behlau

Rahul Chakraborty

Aishah Y. Patterson

Claire Penn

Isabella K. Reichel

Luis F. Riquelme

Michael P. Robb

Raquel Strauss

Carol E. Westby

DeAnne Wellman Owre, Professional Development Manager

Lily Waterston, Ex Officio

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