Do We Need Board Specialty Recognition (BRS) in Voice and Voice Disorders? “Each man is capable of doing one thing well. If he attempts several, he will fail to achieve distinction in any,” Plato. Perhaps beginning with a dismal reminder of the challenges that face us when keeping up with an ever-changing field is not the best start. However, the question ... SIG News
SIG News  |   July 01, 2011
Do We Need Board Specialty Recognition (BRS) in Voice and Voice Disorders?
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  • Donna Lundy
    Department of Otolaryngology, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL
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SIG News
SIG News   |   July 01, 2011
Do We Need Board Specialty Recognition (BRS) in Voice and Voice Disorders?
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, July 2011, Vol. 21, 40-44. doi:10.1044/vvd21.2.40
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, July 2011, Vol. 21, 40-44. doi:10.1044/vvd21.2.40
“Each man is capable of doing one thing well. If he attempts several, he will fail to achieve distinction in any,” Plato.
Perhaps beginning with a dismal reminder of the challenges that face us when keeping up with an ever-changing field is not the best start. However, the question at hand is not whether we need a declared area of specialization in the care and management of voice disorders, but rather do we need to be recognized for achieving a designated level of “competence” in that specialty? The former has been answered by development of 18 Special Interest Groups (SIGs) by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), including one devoted to the study of voice and voice disorders, SIG 3.
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