Update on Specialty Recognition Members of the Specialty Recognition subcommittee—Cynthia Cottier, Iris Fishman, Nancy Harlan, Ellen Kravitz, and Carole Zangari (chair)—did an excellent job during 1996. They put together a series of articles for the June newsletter to educate our affiliates about Specialty Recognition and developed a questionnaire for affiliate feedback. Of the ... SIG News
SIG News  |   March 01, 1997
Update on Specialty Recognition
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SIG News   |   March 01, 1997
Update on Specialty Recognition
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, March 1997, Vol. 6, 16-17. doi:10.1044/aac6.1.16
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, March 1997, Vol. 6, 16-17. doi:10.1044/aac6.1.16
Members of the Specialty Recognition subcommittee—Cynthia Cottier, Iris Fishman, Nancy Harlan, Ellen Kravitz, and Carole Zangari (chair)—did an excellent job during 1996. They put together a series of articles for the June newsletter to educate our affiliates about Specialty Recognition and developed a questionnaire for affiliate feedback. Of the small number who responded, the majority remained undecided about whether Division 12 should apply for Specialty Recognition in AAC. Those who had decided were evenly divided between those who were for and those who were against applying.
Zangari reviewed the process of Specialty Recognition and survey results at the ASHA Convention in November. After the review, the audience discussed strong feelings for and against Specialty Recognition. Much of the discussion centered around other alternatives to Specialty Recognition, certification procedures of other organizations, and the need for better education and continuing education to develop expertise in AAC in the first place. Judging from the feedback at ASHA Convention and through questionnaire replies, there is a lot more work to be done.
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