Special Interest Groups Virtual Open House and Networking Meetings

Each year, the Special Interest Groups (SIGs) provide opportunities for members, students, and affiliates to meet and learn about the SIGs. The SIGs host virtual open houses and networking meetings each spring. The meetings are open to all current affiliates and anyone who would like to meet SIG volunteers, ask questions about the SIGs, share ideas, and network with colleagues.

2023 Previous Open House and Networking Meetings


SIG 20, Counseling
Tuesday, April 4
7:30–8:30 p.m. ET
Join SIG 20 for a discussion faciliated by David Luterman, PhD, CCC-SLP, on on audiology and SLP scopes of practice and counseling services.
SIG 5, Craniofacial and Velopharyngeal Disorders
Tuesday, April 11
8:00–9:00 p.m. ET
Please join SIG 5 for our 2023 Virtual Open House and Networking Meeting.
SIG 2, Neurogenic Communication Disorders
Tuesday, April 18
8:00–9:00 p.m. ET
Hear from Dr. Lori Gray, a licensed doctoral psychologist, mindfulness teacher, and certified wellness coach. Dr. Gray is also a stroke survivor. She will share about her current research project, which has turned her own stroke recovery into the nation's first-of-its-kind mindfulness-based training for survivors.
SIG 12, Augmentative and Alternative Communication*
Wednesday, April 19
8:00–9:00 p.m. ET
Please join SIG 12 to learn more about our SIG and hear from ASHA staff about public policy and advocacy related to AAC.
SIG 3, Voice and Upper Airway Disorders
Monday, April 24
8:00–9:30 p.m. ET
SIG 3 is hosting a virtual open house and networking meeting along with a professional development activity in recognition of World Voice Day. Experts from India, South Africa, and Brazil will share their cultural perspectives on what the voice means to individuals in their culture.
SIG 11, Administration and Supervision*
Wednesday, April 26
7:00–8:00 p.m. ET
Come meet SIG 11's coordinating committee, hear about upcoming events, and learn what SIG 11 is working on for you. You'll have the chance to win one of four $50 Amazon gift cards provided by Simucase. You’ll also have the chance to win an ASHA Learning Pass, ASHA CE Registry, or even complimentary registration for the 2023 ASHA Convention.


SIG 1, Language Learning and Education
Monday, May 1
8:00–9:30 p.m. ET
Take advantage of this opportunity to meet the coordinating committee, see what SIG 1 has been up to, hear about 2023 plans, and network with fellow SIG 1 affiliates.
SIG 18, Telepractice*
Thursday, May 4
8:00–9:00 p.m. ET
SIG 18 is happy to offer a networking opportunity for current affiliates, friends, colleagues, and anyone interested.
SIG 15, Gerontology
Tuesday, May 9
7:00–8:00 p.m. ET
Join SIG 15, Gerontology, for a Virtual Open House and Networking Meeting! Learn about how you can be a part of our vibrant professional network and have access to a thriving online community to share knowledge and advancements in the field.
SIG 4, Fluency and Fluency Disorders
Thursday, May 11
8:00–9:30 p.m. ET
SIG 4, Fluency and Fluency Disorders, invites you to our Virtual Open House and Networking Meeting. Craig Coleman, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, ASHA-F, will host a discussion about how SLPs can support school-age students who stutter to develop and implement self-advocacy goals.
SIG 19, Speech Science
Monday, May 15
6:00–7:00 p.m. ET
SIG 19 is excited to offer an opportunity to network with colleagues and learn more about the SIGs!
SIG 16, School-Based Issues*
Thursday, May 18
8:00–9:00 p.m. ET
Join SIG 16 and learn about current and upcoming events, professional development opportunities, resources, and journal publications offered by SIG 16 to support speech-language pathologists in schools.
SIG 14, Cultural and Linguistic Diversity*
Tuesday, May 23
7:00–8:00 p.m. ET
SIG 14 works toward being a leading resource for (a) advancing knowledge regarding the importance of cultural and linguistic diversity and its influence on human communication and (b) the infusion of this knowledge into research, education, and clinical practice.
SIG 17, Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders
Wednesday, May 24
5:00–6:00 p.m. ET
Learn about SIG 17's mission to provide international leadership related to audiology and speech-language pathology services by promoting research, networking, collaboration, education, and mentoring for its affiliates, students, and other service providers in the global marketplace.


SIG 10, Issues in Higher Education
Tuesday, June 6
7:00–8:00 p.m. ET
Network with current SIG 10 affiliates and learn about the benefits of joining a SIG.
SIG 13, Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders*
Thursday, June 8
7:00–8:00 p.m. ET
Hear updates about the impactful work of SIG 13 affiliates and connect with each other. Katie Meyer, Senior Director of Ethics at ASHA, will be joining the meeting to facilitate a discussion surrounding ethics and moral distress in dysphagia management.

*Sponsored Meeting. ASHA thanks our sponsors. Sponsors are not responsible for the content of this meeting nor does ASHA endorse their products or services.

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