Coordinator’s Corner Welcome to the first online only issue of Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders. We hope that this new format will be convenient and easily accessible to Division affiliates. The theme of this issue is clinical education and training, with several articles focusing on our challenges as we look toward ... Coordinator's Column
Coordinator's Column  |   March 01, 2008
Coordinator’s Corner
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Fluency Disorders / Coordinator's Column
Coordinator's Column   |   March 01, 2008
Coordinator’s Corner
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, March 2008, Vol. 18, 2-3. doi:10.1044/ffd18.1.2
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, March 2008, Vol. 18, 2-3. doi:10.1044/ffd18.1.2
Welcome to the first online only issue of Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders. We hope that this new format will be convenient and easily accessible to Division affiliates.
The theme of this issue is clinical education and training, with several articles focusing on our challenges as we look toward the future. We owe thanks to Charlie Osborne (Managing Editor), Rod Gabel (Associate Editor), Jean White (Production Editor) and our peer reviewers for their exceptional work, reflected in the high quality of the issues on topics important to Division members.
As a Division, we are working hard to provide much needed resources and continuing education opportunities to affiliates, professionals outside of the Division, and to consumers and their circle of support. Last year was productive to this end. In addition to publishing three issues of Perspectives, highlights include
  • Two continuing education offerings outside of the ASHA Convention. Both our Division Leadership and Clinical Conference in Minneapolis and our Pre-Convention Workshop in Boston drew record numbers of attendees.

  • Division Affiliates meeting at the ASHA Convention. We had more than 100 attendees at the meeting, which provided a venue to talk about the business of the Division, our goals for the future, and time to chat with colleagues and old friends.

  • Proposal to revise the ICD-10 insurance codes related to stuttering. Our ICD Task Force, Diane Games, Nan Bernstein Ratner, and Luc DeNil developed an outstanding first draft of a proposal that we hope will effect needed changes in the diagnostic coding for fluency disorders. We anticipate submitting the proposal through ASHA’s Healthcare Economics Committee later this year.

  • Resources for school-based clinicians. Our Schools Task Force, chaired by Susan Cochrane, drafted a proposal with a variety of ideas to make resources and mentors available to school-based clinicians in need of up-to-date information to guide their decision-making in treating school-age children who stutter.

  • Continuing education provider application. Thanks to Sheryl Gottwald, we have submitted our application to become an ASHA approved CE Provider, paving our way to offering CEUs for Perspectives for upcoming issues. Our Continuing Education Administrator will be Lynne Shields. This is a big job, with considerable responsibility, and we are thankful to Lynne for volunteering for this position.

  • Supporting special interest divisions, students, and new investigators. The Division continued to support research and student interest in fluency and fluency disorders by offering two free Division memberships to NSSLHA, and supplementing Foundation research grants.

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