About Perspectives and Its Editors

Perspectives is the online member publication for the Special Interest Groups (SIGs) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The SIGs began publishing newsletters for their affiliates in 1991. Those publications have expanded and evolved over the years and are now reviewed according to the criteria set forth by the Continuing Education Board of ASHA.

Further, all of the SIGs publish content on the graduate level for the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology, enabling readers to earn Continuing Education credits for self-study of Perspectives.

The content of Perspectives is subject to editorial review and continuing education review.

Perspectives is focused on narrow topics of interest to professionals practicing in or conducting research related to communications sciences and disorders. Typically, Perspectives is disorder-oriented (e.g., swallowing and swallowing disorders), though some SIGs focus on topics across disorders (e.g., gerontology or diversity) or that relate to pedagogy or supervision.

Each Perspectives boasts an Editor with special knowledge and expertise in the focus topics of that SIG. Each SIG's content is reviewed by a Continuing Education Content Manager and a standing Board of Reviewers who ensure that content meets requirements for ASHA continuing education self-studies.

About Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia)

Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (formerly known as the Division 13, Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders Newsletter) is published four times annually (March, June, October, and December) by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The mission of the SIG on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders is to provide leadership and advocacy for issues in swallowing and swallowing disorders and to serve affiliates who evaluate and manage individuals with swallowing and feeding disorders across the lifespan by supporting professional development, research, education, and communication necessary for delivery of the highest quality services.


Marni B. Simon, Connecticut Children's Medical Center

Professional Development Manager

Memorie M. Gosa, The University of Alabama

Continuing Education Content Manager

Todd Coleman, University of Iowa College of Medicine

Production Editor

Victoria Davis, Publications, ASHA

Advertising Sales

Pamela J. Leppin, Director, Advertising Sales, ASHA

2016 Coordinating Committee

SIG Coordinator

Lynne Brady Wagner, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston, MA

Associate Coordinator

Laurie Sterling, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX

Julie Blair, Medical University of South Carolina 

Jennifer Chapin, Hospital for Special Care, New Britain, Connecticut

ASHA Board of Directors Board Liaisons

Robert C. Fifer, Vice President for Audiology Practice

Sandra Laing Gillam, Vice President for Speech-Language Pathology Practice

Ex Officio

Gennith Johnson, Associate Director, Health Care Services in Speech-Language Pathology, ASHA

2016 List of Reviewers

Marni B. Simon, Editor

Karen Ball

Donna K. Edwards

Neina Fergusson

Alice Inman

Paul Leslie

Georgia Malandraki

Emily Mayfield

Stefanie Moynahan

Justin Roe

Aneesha Virani

Memorie M. Gosa, Professional Development Manager

Todd C. Coleman, CE Content Manager

Gennith M. Johnson, Ex Officio

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