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 Hearing and Hearing Disorders: Research and Diagnostics
In continuous publication since 1991, Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders: Research and Diagnostics (formerly known as the Division 6, Hearing and Hearing Disorders: Research and Diagnostics Newsletter) is published two times annually (April and November) by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). This Special Interest Group and its publication offer the opportunity for basic and applied hearing researchers, who are members of ASHA, to pursue topics of mutual interest within the larger framework of the Association. In addition, it welcomes clinical practitioners with an interest in hearing research to join so that they may interact directly with the hearing researchers. In addition to the obvious opportunity to hear first-hand of the latest in research results, the SIG provides the forum in which the clinician can suggest areas in need of further research and perhaps develop productive collaborations with the researchers.
Sumitrajit Dhar, Northwestern University
Ashley Harkrider, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Professional Development Manager
Peter Ivory, California State University, Los Angeles
Victoria Davis, Publications, ASHA
Pamela J. Leppin, Director, Advertising Sales, ASHA
2014 Coordinating Committee
Jeanane Ferre, Private Practice; Northwestern University; Rush University
Chris Sanford, Idaho State University
Susan Gordon Hickey, University of South Alabama
Wafaa A. Kaf, Missouri State University
ASHA Board of Directors Board Liaisons
Donna Fisher Smiley, Vice President for Audiology Practice
Sandra Laing Gillam, Vice President for Speech-Language Pathology Practice
Deborah L. Berndtson, Associate Director, Audiology Professional Practices, ASHA
2014 List of Reviewers
Sumitrajit Dhar, Editor
Ashley W. Harkrider, Associate Editor
Marc A. Brennan
Chris A. Sanford
Peter J. Ivory, Professional Development Manager
Deborah L. Berndtson, Ex Officio