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 Voice and Voice Disorders

In continuous publication since 1991, Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders (formerly known as the Division 3, Voice and Voice Disorders Newsletter) is published three times annually (March, July, and November) by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). This Special Interest Group and its publication offer an opportunity for ASHA members to pursue a common interest related to voice production and voice disorders through continuing education, networking, demonstrations and study sessions.


Kristine M. Tanner, Brigham Young University

Associate Editor

Mary J. Sandage, Auburn University

Professional Development Manager

Derek Isetti, University of Washington

Production Editor

Frank Wisswell, Publications, ASHA

Advertising Sales

Pamela J. Leppin, Director, Advertising Sales, ASHA

2016 Coordinating Committee

SIG Coordinator

Rita R. Patel, Indiana University

Associate Coordinator

Wendy DeLeo LeBorgne, Blaine Block Institute for Voice Analysis and Rehabilitation; ProVoice Center; Cincinnati Conservatory

Starrlett Cookman, University of Connecticut Health Center

Eric J. Hunter, Michigan State University

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

Ann-Mari Pierotti, Associate Director, Clinical Issues in Speech-Language Pathology, ASHA

2016 List of Reviewers

Kristine M. Tanner, Editor

Mary J. Sandage, Associate Editor

Jennifer N. Craig

Carissa R. Maira

Martin T. Nevdahl

Carolyn K. Novaleski

Brienne N. Ruel

Judith M. Wingate

Amy Zeller

Derek D. Isetti, Professional Development Manager

Ann-Mari Pierotti, Ex Officio

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