Toward a Speech Sciences Community The history of speech-language pathology as a profession encompasses a tradition of knowledge generation. In recent years, the quantity of speech science research and the presence of speech scientists within the domain of the American Speech-Hearing-Language Association (ASHA) has diminished, even as ASHA membership and the size of the ASHA ... Article
Article  |   July 01, 2012
Toward a Speech Sciences Community
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  • Donald Finan
    University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
  • Stephen M. Tasko
    Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
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Article   |   July 01, 2012
Toward a Speech Sciences Community
SIG 5 Perspectives on Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders, July 2012, Vol. 22, 14-20. doi:10.1044/ssod22.1.14
SIG 5 Perspectives on Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders, July 2012, Vol. 22, 14-20. doi:10.1044/ssod22.1.14

The history of speech-language pathology as a profession encompasses a tradition of knowledge generation. In recent years, the quantity of speech science research and the presence of speech scientists within the domain of the American Speech-Hearing-Language Association (ASHA) has diminished, even as ASHA membership and the size of the ASHA Convention have grown dramatically. The professional discipline of speech science has become increasingly fragmented, yet speech science coursework is an integral part of the mandated curriculum. Establishing an active, vibrant community structure will serve to aid researchers, educators, and clinicians as they work in the common area of speech science.

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