American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Special Interest Groups News and Announcements

2014 SIG Coordinating Committee Elections Open May 14

ASHA's Special Interest Group (SIG) Coordinating Committees are responsible for planning and coordinating the activities of the SIGs (Perspectives, Convention sessions, etc.). Coordinating Committee members, with the exception of the appointed Editor and Professional Development Manager, are elected by a plurality vote of full affiliates in the respective SIG. Voting will close on June 18.


Perspectives has moved to ASHAWire, the new online home it shares with The ASHA Leader and ASHA journals.

Past Online Chats

Special Interest Group 12, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, sponsored a Live Online Chat March 11, 2014, on assessment that drives AAC system development.

Special Interest Group 15, Gerontology, sponsored a Live Online Chat February 12, 2014, on new CPT codes for speech-language pathologists.

Special Interest Group 3, Voice and Voice Disorders, sponsored a Live Online Chat December 16, 2013, on coding and reimbursement for voice services.

View earlier online chats dating back to April 2010.

Changes to our CEU Formula

Since January 1, 2013, ASHA has applied a consistent set of procedures for CEU calculation to all Perspectives. The number of CEUs offered with each SIG's Perspectives self-studies are calculated in the same way. For most SIGs, there has been no change in the number of CEUs. Others have seen a slightly lower or higher number of CEUs. See more information on how CEUs are calculated.

Access Every SIG's Perspectives

Affiliates of ASHA's 18 Special Interest Groups are able to access every SIG's Perspectives—that's 200 new articles annually and more than 2,000 archived articles.

Low annual fees are $35/SIG for ASHA members, ASHA International Affiliates, and ASHA Associates and $10/SIG for students (members of National NSSLHA and ASHA members who are full-time doctoral candidates).

Other great benefits include

  • The opportunity to earn ASHA CEUs for self-study of your SIG's Perspectives for only $5 per issue/exam! Non-affiliates pay a higher fee to earn CEUs.
  • A 50% discount on registration fees for select Convention Short Courses.
  • Discounts on other ASHA continuing education activities.
  • Networking with colleagues on your SIG's exclusive Online Community.

Join one or more of ASHA's 18 SIGs today!

SIG Restructuring

The Special Interest Divisions are now Special Interest Groups! A letter from ASHA Past President Tommie Robinson was sent to all ASHA members addressing the resolution approved by the ASHA Board of Directors, based on the Task Force report on Division program restructuring and the feedback provided by ASHA members. Frequently Asked Questions and the Task Force Report [PDF] are available online.

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