Did you notice? The ASHA Leader Blog has a new look and name and more content! “Leader Live” brings you what’s “happening now in the speech-language-hearing world.”
Leader editors worked with digital content manager Haley Blum on redesigning the site to include even more online-exclusive content. In addition to twice-weekly guest posts, weekly news stories and regular ASHA advocacy updates, we’ll now also publish our monthly online-only columns and features here.
Among other articles and features, look for installments of:
- App-titude, a guide to using free and low-cost tablet and smartphone apps in treatment.
- Overheard, experts answering member questions on a specific topic.
- E-Luminations, first-person client perspectives and experiences; and other articles and features.
- Spreading the Word, guidance on bolstering public understanding of the professions.
With the new site, our aim is to provide more updated, fresh, appealing and accessible content for you,the readers. The new layout makes it easier to find content related to specific work settings—academia and research, health care, private practice and schools. And the new navigation bar allows you to search by work setting, then by profession. You can also easily click on the latest news related to the professions, which includes updates on ASHA advocacy efforts.
Future plans include redesigning our ASHA Leader magazine home page to align more closely with the look and usability of Leader Live. We also plan to update our Leader Live monthly e-newsletter—highlighting new content from both websites. And look for a podcast series coming soon!
We hope you enjoy using the new Leader Live as much as we enjoyed creating it. Thank you to everyone who helped on this project: Haley Blum, Shelley D. Hutchins, Bridget Murray Law, Michele K. Moy, Jillian Kornak, Carol Polovoy and Donna Vernon.
Please let us know what you think or any suggestions you have in the comment section below.
Shelley D. Hutchins is content editor/producer for the ASHA Leader. firstname.lastname@example.org.