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 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.


Ashley W. Harkrider, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Professional Development Manager

Peter Ivory, California State University, Los Angeles

Production Editor

Victoria Davis, Publications, ASHA

Advertising Sales

Pamela J. Leppin, Director, Advertising Sales, ASHA

2016 Coordinating Committee

SIG Coordinator

Jeanane Ferre, Private Practice; Northwestern University; Rush University

Associate Coordinator

Chris Sanford, Idaho State University

Susan Gordon Hickey, University of South Alabama

Wafaa A. Kaf, Missouri State University

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

Deborah L. Berndtson, Associate Director, Audiology Professional Practices, ASHA

2016 List of Reviewers

Ashley W. Harkrider, Editor

Marc A. Brennan

Chris A. Sanford

Peter J. Ivory, Professional Development Manager

Deborah L. Berndtson, Ex Officio

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