American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Special Interest Groups News and Announcements

Live Online Chats

Special Interest Group 2, Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, will sponsor a Live Online Chat August 13, 2014, titled "Evidence-Based Clinical Decision-Making: AAC and Aphasia." The following panelists will be available to answer questions:

  • Aimee Dietz, PhD, CCC-SLP, assistant professor, University of Cincinnati
  • Kristy Weissling, SLPD, CCC-SLP, assistant professor of practice, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • Miechelle McKelvey, PhD, CCC-SLP, associate professor, University of Nebraska–Kearney

This free event is open to all ASHA members (it is not offered for CEUs).


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

Upcoming SIG Face-to-Face Meetings

May 20–21

SIG 1, Language Learning and Education, Coordinating Committee Meeting

June 6–7

SIG 5, Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders, Coordinating Committee Meeting

June 16–17

SIG 8, Public Health Issues Related to Hearing and Balance, Coordinating Committee Meeting

June 20–21

SIG 11, Administration and Supervision, Coordinating Committee Meeting

June 26–27

SIG 13, Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders, Coordinating Committee Meeting

June 30–July 1

SIG 4, Fluency and Fluency Disorders, Coordinating Committee Meeting

July 29–30

SIG 16, School-Based Issues, Coordinating Committee Meeting

August 4–5

SIG 17, Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders, Coordinating Committee Meeting

September 19–20

SIG 10, Issues in Higher Education , Coordinating Committee Meeting

September 29–30

SIG 3, Voice and Voice Disorders, Coordinating Committee Meeting

October 16–17

SIG 7, Aural Rehabilitation and Its Instrumentation, Coordinating Committee Meeting

Past Online Chats

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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