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 Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations
Perspectives on Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Populations (formerly known as the Division 14, Communication Disorders and Sciences in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Populations Newsletter) is published three times annually (March, July, and October) by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The mission of the SIG is to provide leadership and advocacy for best practices relating to speech-language pathology and audiology services to members of CLD populations, and research, networking and mentoring opportunities for its members.
Nidhi Mahendra, California State University
Continuing Education Content Manager
Danai Fannin, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California−Los Angeles
Victoria Davis, Publications, ASHA
Pamela J. Leppin, Director, Advertising Sales, ASHA
2014 Coordinating Committee
Joyce Harris, University of Texas-Austin
Mahchid Namazi, Kean University
Melissa White, Bilingual Therapies
Maria Munoz, Texas Christian University
ASHA Board of Directors Board Liaisons
Donna Fisher Smiley, Vice President for Audiology Practice
Gail J. Richard, Vice President for Speech-Language Pathology Practice
Claudia Saad, Director, Multicultural Education, ASHA
2014 List of Reviewers
Maria Claudia Franca
Christina Gildersleeve Neumann
Sue Ann Lee