ASHA Journals Awards

The Alfred K. Kawana Award for Lifetime Achievement in Publications

In memory of the late Alfred K. Kawana, former director of ASHA publications, this award recognizes a sustained history of exemplary publications by a scholar whose journal contributions over a period of at least 10 years are meritorious in their educational, scientific, or clinical value.

2023 Kawana Awardee

Joseph R. Duffy, Jr., PhD, CCC-SLP

Mayo Clinic

Joseph R. Duffy, Jr., is a speech-language pathologist (SLP) and professor of speech-language pathology at the Mayo Clinic and Mayo Medical School. He is renowned for his expertise in neurologic motor speech disorders, including the dysarthrias and apraxia of speech, as well as acquired language disorders, such as aphasia.

Dr. Duffy is an ASHA Fellow and has previously been awarded Honors of the Association (2006). His clinical contributions were recognized by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation in 2018 with the Frank R. Kleffner Lifetime Clinical Career Award, which honors an individual’s exemplary contributions to clinical science and practice over a period of 20 years or more.

Dr. Duffy’s extensive body of work includes more than 30 contributions to the ASHA Journals spanning 5 decades. His textbook, Motor Speech Disorders, serves as a foundational part of clinical training programs for SLPs. He has served on the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (AJSLP) and on the former ASHA Publications Board.

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Editor's Awards

An Editor’s Award is given for AJA, AJSLP, LSHSS, JSLHR (Hearing section), JSLHR (Language section), JSLHR (Speech section) and by each of the four Editors-in-Chief of Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups to the article that the editor-in-chief and editors feel meets the highest quality standards in research design, presentation, and impact for a given year.

2023 Editor's Award Recipients (for articles published in 2022)

American Journal of Audiology

Editor-in-Chief: Erin Picou
Children With Unilateral Hearing Loss After Newborn Hearing Screening in Taiwan

Authors: Yu-Chen Hung, Pei-Hua Chen, Tzu-Hui Lin, and Tang Zhi Lim

American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology

Editors-in-Chief: Erinn Finke & Katherine C. Hustad
Identity-Focused Practice in Augmentative and Alternative Communication Services: A Framework to Support the Intersecting Identities of Individuals With Severe Disabilities

Authors: Mary Claire Wofford, Billy T. Ogletree, and Thales De Nardo

Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research - Speech Section

Editor-in-Chief: Cara Stepp
Sequencing Deficits and Phonological Speech Errors, But Not Articulation Errors, Predict Later Literacy Skills

Authors: Katheryn L. Boada, Richard Boada, Bruce F. Pennington, and Robin L. Peterson

Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research - Language Section

Editor-in-Chief: Julie Washington
The Complex Role of Utterance Length on Grammaticality: Multivariate/Multilevel Analysis of English and Spanish Utterances of First-Grade English Learners

Authors: Anny Castilla-Earls, David J. Francis, and Aquiles Iglesias

Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research - Hearing Section

Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools

Editor-in-Chief: Kelly Farquharson
A Tool for Differential Diagnosis of Childhood Apraxia of Speech and Dysarthria in Children: A Tutorial

Authors: Jenya Iuzzini-Seigel, Kristen M. Allison, and Ruth Stoeckel

Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups (By Editor-in-Chief)

Editor-in-Chief: Monique T. Mills
One-Year Neurodevelopmental Outcomes After Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome: A Prospective Cohort Study

Authors: Kristen L. Benninger, Celine Richard, Sara Conroy, Julia Newton, H. Gerry Taylor, Alaisha Sayed, Lindsay Pietruszewski, Mary Ann Nelin, Nancy Batterson, and Nathalie L. Maitre

Editor-in-Chief: Mary Sandage
Designing and Implementing a Community Aphasia Group: An Illustrative Case Study of the Aphasia Group of Middle Tennessee

Authors: Deborah F. Levy, Anna V. Kasdan, Katherine M. Bryan, Stephen M. Wilson, Michael de Riesthal, and Dominique P. Herrington

Editor-in-Chief: Dawn Konrad-Martin
Coupling Hearing Health With Community-Based Group Therapy for Cognitive Health in Low-Income African American Elders

Authors: Whitney Anne Postman, Maureen Fischer, Kellie Dalton, Kailin Leisure, Samantha Thompson, Laura Sankey, and Hailey Watkins

About the ASHA Journals Awards

It is our hope that these awards infuse a strong spirit of friendly competition, increase collaborative research among peers, and encourage a consistent if not increased level of engagement in research by ASHA members and by CSD professionals. The award-winning articles demonstrate the importance of CSD professionals not only performing research and conducting scholarly studies but also writing about, reporting on, publicizing, and sharing that research with colleagues and the CSD community.

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