Coordinator’s Corner This column marks the end of my term as Division 4 Coordinator, and as a member of its Steering Committee (SC). For much of the past decade, I have been privileged to serve the division and participate in its unprecedented growth and development. The rewards have been too many ... Coordinator's Column
Coordinator's Column  |   December 01, 2002
Coordinator’s Corner
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Fluency Disorders / Coordinator's Column
Coordinator's Column   |   December 01, 2002
Coordinator’s Corner
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, December 2002, Vol. 12, 1-2. doi:10.1044/ffd12.3.1
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, December 2002, Vol. 12, 1-2. doi:10.1044/ffd12.3.1
This column marks the end of my term as Division 4 Coordinator, and as a member of its Steering Committee (SC). For much of the past decade, I have been privileged to serve the division and participate in its unprecedented growth and development. The rewards have been too many to fully count. They include my ability to work alongside some of the most knowledgeable, energetic, dedicated, and giving people I have ever met: Gene Cooper, Hugo Gregory, Charlie Healey, Woody Starkweather, Walt Manning, Jennifer Watson, Janice Westbrook, Larry Molt, Bob Quesal, Char Bloom, Bill Murphy, and, of course, Nancy Hall and John Tetnowski, your Newsletter Editors. Scott Yaruss joins the Steering Committee this year, and I know his efforts will continue and further the work of prior SC members. Throughout the years, the Division 4 and I were blessed to have the help and guidance of two superlative ASHA liaisons, Lyn Goldberg and Michelle Ferketic. I was fortunate enough to witness and help guide the approval of the very first specialty recognition program in the history of the ASHA. I was enriched by the longest running series of Leadership Conferences offered by any of the Special Interest Divisions. Division 4 has been ever vigilant to the challenges of educating students to work with the complex nature of low-incidence fluency disorders, and against the tide of efforts to reduce its curricular and clinical presence at the graduate level. Insurance coverage for stuttering therapy? We have seen the challenge and begun the complex task of ensuring that our clients who stutter are eligible for coverage. Eligibility of students under IDEA? I could go on and on. The activities of the division were ever-changing and ever-expanding. Making an agenda for SC meetings was never a creative challenge; trying to get through them definitely was. And yet, I speak for the Committee in challenging you to put more on its plate: dish it out, the division will work on it.
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