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 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

Associate Editor

Nerissa C. Hall, Communicare LLC

Professional Development Manager

Nathan A. Cornish, Bilingual Therapies, Inc.; VocoVision

Production Editor

Victoria Davis, Publications, ASHA

Advertising Sales

Pamela J. Leppin, Director, Advertising Sales, ASHA

2016 Coordinating Committee

SIG Coordinator

Lyn Tindall, VA Medical Center, Lexington, KY

Associate Coordinator

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

Robert C. Fifer, Vice President for Audiology Practice

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

Ex Officio

Janet Brown, Director, Health Care Services in Speech-Language Pathology, ASHA

2016 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

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