To facilitate the highest level of professional practice provided to individuals with neurogenic communication disorders.
To be the voice within ASHA that will promote, interpret, and disseminate information that is relevant to neurogenic communication disorders and to serve as a conduit for the exchange of information and ideas among SIG affiliates.
Specifically, SIG 2 aims to:
- provide clinicians and researchers with resources and education related to neurogenic communication disorders,
- promote excellence in evidence-based clinical practice for individuals with neurogenic communication disorders and their families, and
- assist with the development and dissemination of basic and applied research in neurogenic communication disorders.
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 2 offers new self-study CE activities through Perspectives each year.
Earn ASHA continuing eduation units (CEUs) through
- Self-study of Perspectives and pay the lowest processing fee to take the learning assessments
- SIG sponsored Master Classes and one-hour sessions at the annual ASHA Convention.
SIG 2 Affiliates have access to exclusive discussion forums/groups, which provide the opportunity to interact with other SIG Affiliates who share interest in neurogenic communication disorders. Use ASHA's Member Directory to search for individuals by SIG affiliation. In addition, SIG 2 Affiliates can meet in person and online at an ASHA and SIG 2 sponsored events; typically each SIG hosts an Affiliates meeting at Convention and sponsors a virtual open house.
Representation Within ASHA
- The SIG 2 Coordinator represents the Neurogenics Special Interest Group 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.
The Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences has conducted extensive literature reviews in order to develop guidelines to assist clinicians in the decision-making process for management of specific populations. Documents are available for:
speechBITE is a comprehensive database that allows speech-language pathology clinicians and researchers to efficiently access the best available evidence to inform speech-language pathology practice and research.
Coordinating Committee Members
- 2024–2026 Coordinator: Maryanne M Weatherill, VA Central California Healthcare System
- 2024 Associate Coordinator: Amanda Simmons, University of Cincinnati
- 2022–2024 Editor: Dallin J. Bailey, Auburn University
- 2023–2025 Professional Development Manager: Melissa A. Johnson, Nazareth College
- 2024–2026 Member-at-Large: Jessica Salley Riccardi, University of Maine
- 2022–2024 Member-at-Large: Sarah Sleeter, Carle BroMenn Medical Center
- Ex Officio: Brooke E. Hatfield, Associate Director, Health Care Services, ASHA
View the Editorial Board Roster for Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups.
Professional Development Committee
- Melissa A. Johnson, Professional Development Manager
- Jaimie P. Anderson
- Kimberly J. Caul
- Puja Goel
- Naomi Hashimoto
- Rachel K. Johnson
- Seyoung Jung
- Terlenda J. Lassiter
- Jennifer C. Miller
- Rocio S. Norman
- Jessie L. Preston
- Charlotte R. Purcell
- Natalie Marie Sfeir
- Katie L. Threlkeld
- Dallin J. Bailey, Editor
- Brooke E. Hatfield, Ex Officio
Liaisons to the ASHA Board of Directors
- Janice R. Trent, 2022–2024 Vice President for Audiology Practice
- Ryan M. Lee James, 2024–2026 Vice President for Speech-Language Pathology Practice