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 Fluency and Fluency Disorders
In continuous publication since 1991, Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders (formerly called the Division 4, Fluency and Fluency Disorders Newsletter) is published two times annually (May and November) by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). This Special Interest Group and its publication focus on the study of characteristics and processes related to normal fluency of speech; prevention, assessment, and treatment of fluency disorders, including neurophysiologic, cognitive, psychological, social, and cultural factors.
Joseph G. Donaher, Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania
Farzan Irani, Texas State University
Professional Development Manager
Jennifer Kleinow, La Salle University
Frank Wisswell, Publications, ASHA
Pamela J. Leppin, Director, Advertising Sales, ASHA
2014 Coordinating Committee
Diane C. Games, Tri-County Speech Associates, Inc.
Craig Coleman, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Holly Nover, Clay County School District
Charles A. Osborne, University of Wisconsin
ASHA Board of Directors Board Liaisons
Donna Fisher Smiley, Vice President for Audiology Practice
Gail J. Richard, Vice President for Speech-Language Pathology Practice
Diane Paul, Director, Clinical Issues in Speech-Language Pathology, ASHA
2014 List of Reviewers