Special Interest Groups Virtual Open House and Networking Meetings

Each year, the Special Interest Groups (SIGs) host virtual Open House and Networking Meetings. These casual events provide an opportunity for current and prospective SIG affiliates to engage in meaningful discussions, learn about the SIGs, and network with professionals. Stop by one or more to find your professional niche and meet colleagues with similar interests. Everyone is welcome!

2024 Open House and Networking Meetings


SIG 4, Fluency and Fluency Disorders
Tuesday, May 7
8:00 p.m. 9:15 p.m. ET
See what SIG 4 has been up to , meet members of the Coordinating Committee, learn about plans for the 2024 ASHA Convention, and network with colleagues.
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SIG 14, Cultural and Linguistic Diversity
Wednesday, May 8
7:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. ET
Learn about SIG 14's mission, how to get involved, and discuss what issues are important to you. This event is sponsored* by Ventris Learning.
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SIG 1, Language Learning and Education
Tuesday, May 14
8:00 p.m. 9:30 p.m. ET
Calling all language enthusiasts! Join us for a night of learning, sharing, and networking. Hear updates from SIG 1 and participate in a therapy share activity. Walk away with new professional connections and ideas and practical resources for your language toolbox. Attendees will have the chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card!
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SIG 17, Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders
Thursday, May 16
4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. ET
Learn about SIG 17's mission to provide international leadership related to audiology and speech-language pathology services and what they've been working on to achieve their mission.
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SIG 5, Craniofacial and Velopharyngeal Disorders
Wednesday, May 29
7:00 p.m. 8:30 p.m. ET
Join SIG 5 for an engaging discussion on how where we work impacts our definition of cleft palate/craniofacial team care and how we collaborate with others in our community.
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SIG 16, School-Based Issues
Thursday, May 30
7:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. ET
Join SIG 16 for a crash course on advocacy for school-based professionals led by Julie Malone. Learn how you can set goals and take actions to advocate for better pay, more respect, and improved working conditions in your district.
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SIG 11, Administration and Supervision
Monday, June 10
7:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. ET
Network with peers on topics including training and retaining employees, supervisee remediation, accommodations in clinical spaces, and evaluating supervisors/clinical educators/preceptors.
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Past Events

SIG 20, Counseling
Wednesday, April 3
7:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. ET
Curious if and how much of counseling is within the audiology and SLP scopes of practice? Interested in learning how you can support the mental health of the patients/clients/students you serve and their care partners? Attend SIG 20's Virtual Open House and Networking Meeting and learn how you can partner with SIG 20, Counseling, to promote counseling education, research, and practice in communication sciences and disorders.
SIG 12, Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Thursday, April 4
8:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. ET
Meet the new SIG 12 Coordinator, Barb Weber, and engage in a discussion on Perspectives article, "Perspectives of Part-Time Augmentative and Alternative Communication Use in Adults and Implications for Pediatric Service Delivery". This event is sponsored* by PRC-Saltillo.
SIG 2, Neurogenic Communication Disorders
Monday, April 8
8:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. ET
SIG 2, Neurogenic Communication Disorders, is happy to offer a networking opportunity for current affiliates, colleagues, and friends. Get your professional summer toolkit ready in breakout discussions on interesting CE opportunities, books and movies, polishing up your resume, and setting your vision for where you're headed.
SIG 19, Speech Science
Thursday, April 11
6:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. ET
Hear from panelists on a range of topics and learn something new:
  • Dr. Afua Agyapong, Francis Marion Universityusing PRAAT for treating prosodic voice disorders
  • Hannah Sumner, Voice Coach, Seattle Voice Labspeech science and gender affirming voice care
  • Dr. Jason Whitfield, Bowling Green State Universitythe influence of vowel space on speech perception and clarity, implications for research and clinical practice
Stay for some casual networking with fellow speech science afficionados and maybe win a prize! This event is offered for 1 professional development hour (PDH) to ASHA SIG affiliates.
SIG 15, Gerontology
Tuesday, April 16
7:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. ET
Learn how you can be part of the vibrant SIG 15 professional network and have access to a thriving online community to share knowledge and advancements in the field.
SIG 3, Voice and Upper Airway Disorders
Thursday, April 18
8:00 p.m. 9:30 p.m. ET
Celebrate World Voice Day with SIG 3! Clinicians from around the world will present current and past cases and discuss their evidence-based approaches. This event is offered for 1 professional development hour (PDH) to ASHA SIG affiliates.
SIG 10, Issues in Higher Education
Monday, April 22
7:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. ET
Learn about SIG 10 and engage in a discussion about starting a CSD program, surviving and thriving as a new CSD faculty member or doctoral student, and using artificial intelligence in higher education.
SIG 13, Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia)
Tuesday, April 23
7:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. ET
SIG 13's Virtual Open House and Networking Meeting features Hema Desai, SLP, who will be speaking on neonatal and infant dysphagia in the context of congenital heart disease. This event is sponsored* by TIMS Medical and Parapharma Tech.
SIG 18, Telepractice
Wednesday, May 1
8:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. ET
Hear updates about the work of SIG 18 and upcoming events, then connect with each other as we share resources and ideas.

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