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 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

Production Editor

Frank Wisswell, Publications, ASHA

Advertising Sales

Pamela J. Leppin, Director, Advertising Sales, ASHA

2016 Coordinating Committee

SIG Coordinator

Meher Banajee, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Associate Coordinator

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

Robert C. Fifer, Vice President for Audiology Practice

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

Ex Officio

Diane Paul, Director, Clinical Issues in Speech-Language Pathology, ASHA

2016 List of Reviewers

Priscilla M. Danielson, Editor

Rebecca Lynn Eisenberg

Gail M. Van Tatenhove, Professional Development Manager

Beverly J. Gallagher, CE Content Manager

Diane Paul, Ex Officio

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