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About Special Interest Group 11, Administration and Supervision


To serve the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology as a nationally recognized authority in administration and supervision.


The Mission of the SIG on Administration and Supervision, 11 is to advance best practices in administration, leadership, supervision, and clinical education by serving as a valuable resource for its affiliates by offering educational activities, providing networking opportunities, and supporting research and scholarly initiatives.

What Makes Us Unique

Collaboration between universities and practices begins with SIG 11. Supporting administrators and supervisors in all practice settings. 

Strategic Plan

Focus Area 1: Professional development/education

Outcome: Continued availability of SIG-sponsored state-of-the art professional development/education activities.

Focus Area 2: Involvement of affiliates in SIG activities


  1. Increased number of networking opportunities for affiliates.
  2. Increased number of affiliates who participate in SIG activities.
  3. Increased number of SIG affiliates who subscribe to the SIG's e-mail list.

Focus Area 3: Membership Recruitment and Retention


  1. Increased number of ASHA members who join the SIG on Administration and Supervision.
  2. Increased retention of existing affiliates. 

Focus Area 4: Research


  1. Increased awareness of the SIG's support of research activities in the area of administration and supervision.
  2. Increased availability of current research information related to administration and supervision.

Study Issues

  • Career Ladders
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Continuity of Care
  • Critical Paths
  • Documentation
  • Downsizing
  • Ethics
  • Financial Management
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Mentorship
  • Multicultural Issues
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Product Line Management
  • Productivity
  • Program Evaluation
  • Quality Improvement
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Reimbursement
  • Research
  • Risk Management
  • Specialty Certification
  • Stress Management
  • Supervision
  • Team Building
  • Time Management
  • Total Quality Management
  • Training...and so much more!

Because a strategic plan is a dynamic document, your input is continuously invited. Based on market demands, we can modify and adapt in order to meet our mission.

Affiliate Benefits and SIG Programs

Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups

Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups is the online peer-reviewed scholarly review journal of the SIGs. SIG 11 offers new self-study CE activities through Perspectives each year.  

Online Chats

SIGs sponsor live online chats. These events feature topic experts who answer questions from the audience. All ASHA and NSSLHA members may attend. Live online chats are not eligible for CEUs. Archived chats can be accessed online.

Continuing Education

  • The SIG sponsors a Short Course and a seminar at the annual ASHA Convention.
  • Perspectives contains continuing education articles. Readers may earn ASHA continuing education credit by completing self-study questions related to those articles. SIG affiliates may complete the self-study for a $5 processing fee.
  • Short Course: SIG affiliates are eligible for a 50% discount on select Short Courses at the ASHA Convention.


SIG affiliates have the opportunity to identify others with interest in administration and supervision:

  • SIG 11 has an online community where affiliates can discuss topics related to administration and supervision.
  • SIG 11 hold an annual affiliate meeting at the ASHA Convention.

Representation Within ASHA

  • The SIG 11 Coordinator represents the Special Interest Group on Administration and Supervision within the ASHA Board of Special Interest Group Coordinators.
  • The Coordinating Committee responds to ASHA requests for input regarding policy, guidelines, committees, and other issues.
  • Affiliates have the opportunity to provide input to the SIG leadership and ASHA.

Coordinating Committee Members

  • 2019–2021 Coordinator: Barbara L. Zucker, Nova Southeastern University
  • 2021–2023 Associate Coordinator: Michele C. Simler, HealthPRO-Heritage
  • 2021–2023 Editor: Samantha Jane Dalessio, Carlow University
  • 2021–2023 Professional Development Manager: Cara Lindsay Knobelauch, EBS Healthcare
  • 2020–2022 Member-at-Large: Melissa W. Edrich, Nova Southeastern University
  • 2019–2021 Member-at-Large: Anu Subramanian, University of Iowa
  • Ex Officio: Judith F. Blackburn, Associate Director, Academic Affairs and Research Education, ASHA

Editorial Board

View the Editorial Board Roster for Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups .

Professional Development Committee

  • Cara Lindsay Knobelauch, Professional Development Manager
  • Samantha Jane Dalessio, Editor 
  • Judith F. Blackburn, Ex Officio

Liaisons to the ASHA Board of Directors

  • Sharon Sandridge, 2019–2021 Vice President for Audiology Practice
  • Linda I. Rosa-Lugo, 2021–2023 Vice President for Speech-Language Pathology Practice

ASHA Corporate Partners