Special Interest Group 5, Craniofacia and Velopharyngeal Disordersl facilitates the highest level of knowledge and professional practice in the provision of care to individuals with craniofacial anomalies/cleft palate and velopharyngeal disorders.
Special Interest Group 13, Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia) provides leadership and advocacy for issues in swallowing and swallowing disorders and to serve affiliates who evaluate and manage individuals with swallowing and feeding disorders across the lifespan by supporting professional development, research, education, and communication necessary for delivery of the highest quality services.
$4.00. This simulation is one of my favorite activities to run in class! In short, special interest groups will be lobbying politicians for their support in changing legislation. You may, if you would like, make this a competition between the interest groups to see which interest group can garner the most amount of support from the Congressional representatives.
American democracy has become coin operated. Special interest groups increasingly control every level of government. The necessity of raising huge sums of campaign cash has completely changed the character of politics and policy making, determining what elected representatives stand for and how their time is spent.
This is the website for ASHA’s Special Interest Group 12, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (SIG 12). I learned that this is group of people that are dedicated to improving the availability and quality of AAC services to users, promote research, help educate future professionals in the field, and identify the needs of service providers. Also SIG 12 sponsors a short course and seminar at the annual ASHA convention, to help continue the education of AAC.