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 Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication (formerly known as the Division 12, Augmentative and Alternative Communication Newsletter) is published four times annually (April, June, September, and December) by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). It is the goal of the Special Interest Group for Augmentative and Alternative Communication to promote continuing education for ASHA members at introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels; advocate for ASHA membership regarding clinical service needs; and advocate for preservice and inservice personnel preparation in the area of augmentative and alternative communication.
Priscilla M. Danielson
Professional Development Manager
Gail Van Tatenhove, Semantic Compaction Systems; AACell, Inc.
Continuing Education Content Manager
B. J. Gallagher, McDaniel College
Frank Wisswell, Publications, ASHA
Pamela J. Leppin, Director, Advertising Sales, ASHA
2014 Coordinating Committee
Meher Banajee, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Barbara Braddock, Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Nicole L Dupre, Houston Independent School District
Katya Hill, University of Pittsburgh; AAC Institute
ASHA Board of Directors Board Liaisons
Donna Fisher Smiley, Vice President for Audiology Practice
Sandra Laing Gillam, Vice President for Speech-Language Pathology Practice
Diane Paul, Director, Clinical Issues in Speech-Language Pathology, ASHA
2014 List of Reviewers
Sandra M. Grether, Editor
Rebecca Lynn Eisenberg
Gail M. Van Tatenhove, Professional Development Manager
Beverly J. Gallagher, CE Content Manager
Diane Paul, Ex Officio