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 Telepractice
In continuous publication since 2011, Perspectives on Telepractice is published annually (in September) by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The mission of this SIG is to provide education, leadership, and advocacy for issues in telepractice, telespeech, and teleaudiology.
Michelle Boisvert, University of Massachusetts Amherst, School of Public Health and Health Sciences
Nerissa C. Hall, Communicare LLC
Professional Development Manager
Nathan A. Cornish, Bilingual Therapies, Inc.; VocoVision
Victoria Davis, Publications, ASHA
Pamela J. Leppin, Director, Advertising Sales, ASHA
2014 Coordinating Committee
Lyn Tindall, VA Medical Center, Lexington, KY
Susan Grogan-Johnson, Kent State University
Robin Alvares, Kent State University, School of Health Sciences
Michael Campbell, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
ASHA Board of Directors Board Liaisons
Donna Fisher Smiley, Vice President for Audiology Practice
Sandra Laing Gillam, Vice President for Speech-Language Pathology Practice
Janet Brown, Director, Health Care Services in Speech-Language Pathology, ASHA
2014 List of Reviewers
Michelle Boisvert, Editor
Nerissa C. Hall, Associate Editor
Anna A. Allen
Jean L. Blosser
Stacy G. Cassel
Sena D. Crutchley
Sarah Beta Fitta
Hillary K. Jellison
Lori V. Laughran
Jane E. Sackett
Barbara A. Vento
Nathan A. Cornish, Professional Development Manager
Janet E. Brown, Ex Officio