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.
Renee Kinder, Evergreen Rehabilitation
Melissa S. Fryer, Portland State University; Infinity Rehab
Professional Development Manager
Nancy B Brandenburger, Peret & Moy Therapy Associates
Frank Wisswell, Publications, ASHA
Pamela J. Leppin, Director, Advertising Sales, ASHA
2014 Coordinating Committee
Janet Schreck, Loyola Clinical Centers
Mary Beth Mason-Baughman, Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Pamela A. Smith, Bloomsburg University of PA
George Voyzey, Genesis Rehab Services
ASHA Board of Directors Board Liaisons
Donna Fisher Smiley, Vice President for Audiology Practice
Sandra Laing Gillam, Vice President for Speech-Language Pathology Practice
Gennith Johnson, Associate Director, Health Care Services in Speech-Language Pathology, ASHA
2015 List of Reviewers
Renee B. Kinder, Editor
Melissa S. Fryer, Associate Editor
Ed M. Bice
Melissa A. Bosserman
Mary L. Casper
Cathleen M. Carney-Thomas
Elizabeth K. Ebensteiner
Sarah Jade Freeman
Ruth Renee Hannibal
Heather A. F. Jeng
Susanne P. Keeley
Natalie B. Lee
Mary Beth Mason-Baughman
Christie L. Miller
Patricia Maureen Mirando
Elaine M. Shuey
Pamela A. Smith
George A. Voyzey
Megan A. Weathers
Tina Slider Young
Nancy B. Brandenburger, Professional Development Manager
Gennith M. Johnson, Ex Officio