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.

The content of Perspectives is subject to editorial review and continuing education review.

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

Professional Development Manager

Danai Fannin, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California−Los Angeles

Production Editor

Victoria Davis, Publications, ASHA

Advertising Sales

Pamela J. Leppin, Director, Advertising Sales, ASHA

2016 Coordinating Committee

SIG Coordinator

Maria Munoz, Texas Christian University

Associate Coordinator

Melissa White, Bilingual Therapies

Twhanna J. Green, Calvert County, Maryland Public Schools

Mahchid Namazi, Kean University

ASHA Board of Directors Board Liaisons

Robert C. Fifer, Vice President for Audiology Practice

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

Ex Officio

Claudia Saad, Director, Multicultural Education, ASHA

2016 List of Reviewers

Nidhi Mahendra, Editor

Derick D. Deweber 

Maria Claudia Franca

Christina E. Gildersleeve Neumann

Brian A. Goldstein

Shubha Kashinath

Sue Ann Lee

Silvia Martinez

Douglas B. Petersen

Barbara Rodriguez

Danai Kasambira Fannin, Professional Development Manager

Claudia A. Saad, Ex Officio

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