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 Gerontology

Perspectives on Gerontology (formerly known as the Division 15, Gerontology Newsletter) is published three times annually (January, May, and September) by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Special Interest Group 15, Gerontology, is concerned with the interdisciplinary study and communication behaviors and disorders in older individuals. The mission of SIG 15 is to provide an opportunity for members of the Association concerned with the communication problems associated with the aging process to: (a) affiliate with one another to promote specific professional and scientific interests, (b) develop communication and networking in diverse professional and scientific settings, (c) advocate for positive outcomes on issues concerning older individuals.

Editor

Renee Kinder, Evergreen Rehabilitation

Associate Editor

Anna Feezor, Sundance Rehabilitation

Professional Development Manager

Nancy B Brandenburger

Continuing Education Content Manager

Mary Beth Mason-Baughman, Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Production Editor

Frank Wisswell, Publications, ASHA

Advertising Sales

Pamela J. Leppin, Director, Advertising Sales, ASHA
pleppin@asha.org

2014 Coordinating Committee

SIG Coordinator

Janet Schreck, Loyola Clinical Centers

Associate Coordinator

Mary Beth Mason-Baughman, Clarion University of Pennsylvania

George Voyzey, Genesis Rehab Services

Tina Slider Young, Castle Rock, CO

ASHA Board of Directors Board Liaisons

Donna Fisher Smiley, Vice President for Audiology Practice

Gail J. Richard, Vice President for Speech-Language Pathology Practice

Ex Officio

Gennith Johnson, Associate Director, Health Care Services in Speech-Language Pathology, ASHA

2014 List of Reviewers

Ruth Hannibal

Susanne Keeley

Mary Beth Mason-Baughman

Patricia Mirando

Raksha Mudar

Brenda Nuckton

Elaine Shuey

Betsi Slider Young

Rayanne Woodruff

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