We’d like to congratulate our very own Chamonix Olsen on the publication of two articles on Specialty Recognition in Fluency Disorders that she wrote with Jim McClure. Chamonix explained this kind of specialization for SLPs in this post. She is the Specialty Recognition Plan Coordinator on the Specialty Board on Fluency Disorders, and Jim is the Consumer Representative.
The article “Fluency Board Streamlines Recognition Process” was published in The ASHA Leader, the newspaper for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. ASHA is the professional organization for speech-language pathologists. The full text of the article is available to the public.
The article “Specialty Recognition in Fluency Disorders: Challenges for the Second Decade” was published in Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders. Perspectives is the publication for the Special Interest Divisions of ASHA. The abstract says:
Fluency clinicians pioneered the concept of specialty recognition more than a decade ago. Today, board recognition in fluency disorders is gaining traction among clinicians and consumers, but its impact has been limited by the small size of the specialist community. This article reviews trends in specialty recognition and highlights the work currently in progress to streamline the recognition process and attract more specialists.
Members and subscribers can read the article on the Perspectives website.