Islands of Interest Second of a two-part series Imagine going to work every morning on a beautiful island—and you’re not dreaming! That’s the experience of ASHA members working in the U.S. territories. This second article in the two-part series explores the unique professional experiences on Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands—and opportunities there ... Features
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Features  |   November 01, 2008
Islands of Interest
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Features   |   November 01, 2008
Islands of Interest
The ASHA Leader, November 2008, Vol. 13, 20. doi:10.1044/leader.FTR3.13162008.20
The ASHA Leader, November 2008, Vol. 13, 20. doi:10.1044/leader.FTR3.13162008.20
Second of a two-part series
Imagine going to work every morning on a beautiful island—and you’re not dreaming! That’s the experience of ASHA members working in the U.S. territories. This second article in the two-part series explores the unique professional experiences on Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands—and opportunities there for ASHA members in the continental United States.
In an effort to reach out to colleagues living “the island experience,” ASHA formed the Vice President for Government Relations and Public Policy Coordinating Committee. The committee surveyed ASHA members living in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam to determine how ASHA can better serve their needs and to increase collegial interaction. Common challenges identified by the survey included difficulties participating in professional development offerings because of distance and time zone differences and a feeling of professional isolation. The following articles offer a glimpse of professional life and island living in Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands, with their unique cultures, experiences, challenges—and opportunities.
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