Spotlight on Special Interest Group 11, Administration and Supervision How many affiliates does SIG 11 have? As of April 2014, there are 1,263 SIG 11 affiliates. Why did you originally choose to affiliate with your SIG? Because of the unique and multiple benefits: SIG 11’s Perspectives articles on topics that are not included in traditional ASHA-related journals, for ... SIG Spotlight
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Spotlight on Special Interest Group 11, Administration and Supervision
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  • Melanie Hudson, Darlene Robke, Jennifer Ostergren, Elizabeth Zylla Jones and Christi Masters contributed to this article.
    Melanie Hudson, Darlene Robke, Jennifer Ostergren, Elizabeth Zylla Jones and Christi Masters contributed to this article.×
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SIG Spotlight   |   June 01, 2014
Spotlight on Special Interest Group 11, Administration and Supervision
The ASHA Leader, June 2014, Vol. 19, online only. doi:10.1044/leader.SIGS.19062014.np
The ASHA Leader, June 2014, Vol. 19, online only. doi:10.1044/leader.SIGS.19062014.np
How many affiliates does SIG 11 have?
As of April 2014, there are 1,263 SIG 11 affiliates.
Why did you originally choose to affiliate with your SIG?
Because of the unique and multiple benefits: SIG 11’s Perspectives articles on topics that are not included in traditional ASHA-related journals, for example, and SIG-sponsored workshops. Another valuable SIG 11 resource is its online community—a source of information and guidance from SLPs across the country who are facing similar issues.
What is the most important issue surrounding SIG 11’s subject matter right now?
A big issue for many SIG 11 affiliates and all other ASHA members relates to SLPAs and audiology assistants. SIG 11 supports all of ASHA’s efforts to address this, especially since the inception of the associates program. During last year’s ASHA annual convention there was an invited session on the topic, “SLP Assistants: New Landscapes to Discover.” SIG 11 continues to look at learning opportunities for affiliates working with support personnel.
What upcoming events related to or sponsored by SIG 11 should everyone know about?
The role of SLPAs is quite the hot topic in our profession. SIG 11 will offer “Speech-Language Pathology Assistants (SLPAs): Current Trends,” an invited two-hour invited session, which will describe current, national trends in SLPA training, education, licensure and supervision.
SIG 11 is also co-sponsoring—with SIG 10, Issues in Higher Education— “The Development and Use of Standardized Patients in Your Clinical Educational Programs,” a three-hour convention short course. Many medical schools use trained and scripted standardized patients to supplement teaching and simulate clinical experiences. This session will review this approach, provide specific examples, and discuss the benefits.
Which of your recent Perspectives articles is a must-read for CSD professionals, and why?
Opportunity for Effective Feedback: A Supervision Tool”, by Deborah A. Wilson and Mary J. Emm, is a very useful recent article.
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