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 Aural Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation

Perspectives on Aural Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation (formerly known as the Division 7, Aural Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation Newsletter) is published two times annually (May and October) by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). This Special Interest Group is dedicated to creating and maintaining a forum allowing clinicians and researchers to affiliate formally with one another to focus on (a) the study, development and application of amplification systems and communication devices, (b) techniques for amelioration of expressive and receptive communication problems in children and adults with hearing impairments, and (c) technology for habilitation of deafened children and adults, such as cochlear implants and vibrotactile aids. The underlying purposes of this group are to foster an exchange of information among its affiliates sharing the common interest of aural rehabilitative methodologies and to disseminate this information to other professionals as well as consumers of audiological services.


Carole E. Johnson, The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Professional Development Manager

Charissa Lansing, University of Illinois-Champaign

Production Editor

Frank Wisswell, Publications, ASHA

Advertising Sales

Pamela J. Leppin, Director, Advertising Sales, ASHA

2016 Coordinating Committee

SIG Coordinator

Kathleen M. Cienkowski, University of Connecticut

Associate Coordinator

Deborah Culbertson, East Carolina University

Nicole L Marrone, University of Arizona

Jill Preminger, University of Louisville

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

Paul Farrell, Associate Director, Audiology Professional Practices

2016 List of Reviewers

Carole E. Johnson, Editor

Zenobia R. Bagli

Diane M. Brewer

Marilyn E. Demorest

Sarah Hargus Ferguson

Elizabeth A. Mauzé

Joseph J. Montano

Jill Preminger

David J. Wark

Charissa R. Lansing, Professional Development Manager

Paul K. Farrell, Ex Officio

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