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 Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders

In continuous publication since 1992, Perspectives on Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders (formerly known as the Division 5, Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders Newsletter) is published two times annually (July and October) by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). This Special Interest Group and its publication provide an opportunity for interaction among colleagues concerning specific areas of mutual interest. Affiliate members have a direct voice in addressing issues that impact on their scholarly pursuits and delivery of service.


Adriane Baylis, Nationwide Childrens' Hospital

Associate Editor

James S. Dembrowski, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Professional Development Manager

Jamie L. Perry, East Carolina University

Production Editor

Frank Wisswell, Publications, ASHA

Advertising Sales

Pamela J. Leppin, Director, Advertising Sales, ASHA

2014 Coordinating Committee

SIG Coordinator

Judith E. Trost-Cardamone, California State University-Northridge

Associate Coordinator

Scott A Dailey, University of Iowa

Anne Bedwinek, Mercy Children’s Hospital; University of Missouri – Columbia

Kristina Wilson, Texas Children’s Hospital

ASHA Board of Directors Liaisons

Donna Fisher Smiley, Vice President for Audiology Practice

Sandra Laing Gillam, Vice President for Speech-Language Pathology Practice

Ex Officio

Ann-Mari Pierotti, Associate Director, Clinical Issues in Speech-Language Pathology, ASHA

2014 List of Reviewers

Adriane L. Baylis, Editor

James S. Dembrowski, Associate Editor

Richard D. Andreatta

Steven M. Barlow

Dana R. Collins

Caitlin Cummings

Donald S. Finan

Lynn Marty Grames

Virginia A. Hinton

Norman J. Lass

Amy T. Neel

Douglas F. Parham

Jaime Perry

Sally J. Peterson-Falzone

Jayanti Ray

Dennis M. Ruscello

Stephen M. Tasko

Greg Turner

Linda D. Vallino

Jamie L. Perry, Professional Development Manager

Ann-Mari Pierotti, Ex Officio

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