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 School-Based Issues

In continuous publication since 1997, Perspectives on School-Based Issues (formerly known as the Division 16, School-Based Issues Newsletter) is published four times annually (March, June, October, and December) by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The mission of this SIG is to provide leadership and advocacy through a forum for all speech-language pathologists and audiologists with interests in school-based issues, including clinicians and researchers from schools, universities, and all other settings and to promote the highest quality services within schools by addressing clinical, educational, administrative and legislative/regulatory concerns at local, state, and federal levels.


SallyAnn Giess, Chapman University, Orange, California

Professional Development Manager

JoAnn Wiechmann, Irving Independent School District

Continuing Education Content Manager

Lisa Chattler, Los Alamitos Unified School District

Production Editor

Frank Wisswell, Publications, ASHA

Advertising Sales

Pamela J. Leppin, Director, Advertising Sales, ASHA

2016 Coordinating Committee

SIG Coordinator

Laura L. Young-Campbell, Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District, Wasilla, Alaska

Associate Coordinator

Virginia Kelly, University Place School District

Carol Fleming, Pulaski Heights Middle School, Little Rock, AR 

Lisa A. Keane, Broward County Public Schools

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

Deborah Adamczyk Dixon, Director, School Services, ASHA

2016 List of Reviewers

JoAnn H. Wiechmann, Professional Development Manager

Lisa K. Chattler, CE Content Manager

Kelly Farquharson

Lisa A. Keane

Jennifer L. Schultz

Sally Ann Giess, Editor

Deborah Adamczyk Dixon, Ex Officio

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