Special Interest Group 19, Speech Science SIG 19 has 361 affiliates. SIG 19 had an exciting “future” affiliates meeting during the 2015 ASHA Convention in Denver in which we identified a number of goals for developing programs and resources that will benefit SIG 19 affiliates. These include, for example, the development of novel pedagogical ... SIG Spotlight
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Special Interest Group 19, Speech Science
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SIG Spotlight   |   June 01, 2016
Special Interest Group 19, Speech Science
The ASHA Leader, June 2016, Vol. 21, online only. doi:10.1044/leader.SIGS.21062016.np
The ASHA Leader, June 2016, Vol. 21, online only. doi:10.1044/leader.SIGS.21062016.np
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SIG 19 had an exciting “future” affiliates meeting during the 2015 ASHA Convention in Denver in which we identified a number of goals for developing programs and resources that will benefit SIG 19 affiliates. These include, for example, the development of novel pedagogical approaches and teaching resources, tools and strategies to close the gap between theory and practice, and resources for supporting research.
What upcoming events related to or sponsored by your SIG should everyone know about? Chats, conferences or convention events?
There are a number of exciting events coming in 2016, SIG 19’s inaugural year. A number of first articles will be coming out in Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups later this year focused on topics related to education and research in speech science.
SIG 19 is also sponsoring two thought-provoking and informative presentations at the upcoming ASHA Convention in Philadelphia. First, there will be a three-hour short course, “Using Speech Science to Improve Your Clinical Decision Making and Practice.” A key objective of the short course is to help connect speech-science knowledge to clinical decision-making, treatment preparation and delivery. SIG 19 is also sponsoring a one-hour invited panel seminar, “Strengthening Clinical Preparation by Integrating Speech Science Across the Curriculum.” The panel will discuss a variety of classroom pedagogical approaches to help students learn how to enhance clinical practice by using speech-science approaches.
SIG 19 is ASHA’s newest Special Interest Group. What was the catalyst for the formation of this SIG?
The formation of SIG 19 is the culmination of many formal and informal discussions over a number of years with a variety of people who share an interest in the speech sciences. From these discussions it became evident that speech scientists and those with an interest in speech science could greatly benefit from building a supportive community within ASHA. From an organizational and operational standpoint, the SIG model is an ideal fit.
SIG 19 aims to build a community that specifically targets ASHA members who have an interest in scholarly, applied and pedagogical aspects of speech science. This community will develop resources for speech scientists, those who teach speech-science coursework, and students, with the goal of communicating speech-science research and emerging technologies to the larger profession. Further, SIG 19 will encourage efforts in research collaboration, resource sharing and enhancing student education. In short, SIG 19 strives to strengthen speech science within the profession and increase the number of speech scientists choosing involvement with ASHA.
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