When was SIG 11 founded?
SIG 11 was founded in
How many affiliates does SIG 11 have?
As of June 2013, SIG 11 has 1,248 affiliates.
Why should ASHA members affiliate with SIG
SIG 11 is a driving force in bringing to light current issues
and concerns in supervision. The results of a 2010 SIG 11 survey
revealed that although most affiliates have not had formal
preparation and education in the supervisory process, most
indicated that formal training and education is important. In
response to this survey, SIG focused further discussion and
advocacy on supervisory training. ASHA's Board of Directors
recognized SIG 11's efforts in 2013 with the formation of an ad hoc
committee on supervision to explore the need for supervisory
As SLPs and audiologists, most of us will assume supervisory
roles at some point in our careers. SIG 11 affiliates have the
opportunity to play an active role in the future of education and
training in supervision, while increasing their own knowledge and
skills in this important area.
How does SIG 11 affect the membership at
SIG 11 affects the membership at large in the following
- We listen to the heartbeat of the membership regarding issues
related to supervision.
- We have worked to raise issues regarding
supervisory training to the Board of Directors to ensure that our
discipline maintains its high standards.
- We continually scan the landscape in issues related to
- We present issues to our affiliates—and the entire
discipline—by publishing our Perspectives on issues across work
settings: schools, private practice, and health care. This
publication is available to all ASHA members.
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learn more about SIG 11 and our initiatives.
What are two benefits of affiliating with SIG 11 that
everyone should know about?
Affiliates have access to discussion boards with like-minded
people who share similar problems and have similar questions, as
well as access to articles related to supervision and
administration and the chance to earn CEUs for reading them.
Which of your recent Perspectives articles is a
must-read for CSD professionals, and why?
The article "Social Hour: Clinical Training inCognitive-Communicative Disorders,"
by Shannon Salley and Wendy Pulliam, addresses a different area of
supervision-cognitive-communicative training-in university
programs. The article provides an example of how to use "real
world" activities to make communication meaningful in everyday
contexts. Exposing graduate clinicians to this mindset early in the
training process allows them to think about language as a dynamic
entity in everyday activities.