We developed the new ASHAWire Topic Collections with readers in mind. With hundreds of new articles published each year, finding the research you’re looking for on a specific topic may not be easy. The Topic Collections give readers the latest content on 40 topics in communication sciences and disorders (CSD).

The Topic Collections provide quick access to articles published in the ASHA Journals and The ASHA Leader that coversettings (e.g., school-based, health care); specific patient populations (e.g., older adults, international and global, transgender); and specific areas of practice (e.g., ASD, AAC, hearing and speech perception). Due to the intersectionality of the discipline, relevant articles may appear in multiple topic areas.

After selecting one of the 40 topic pages, readers can narrow down results by publication date range, ASHA publication, or even an additional topic to make it even easier to find resources. Rather than recreating the same search multiple times, readers can use the “save search” feature to save their preferred topic(s) and even set alerts for new content on that topic.

Scrolling further down the individual topic pages, readers find links to tools from ASHA’s National Center for Evidence-Based Practice.  ASHA’s Practice Portal, evidence maps, and systematic reviews provide key information on specific subjects and connect users to additional sources of information, evidence, and the resources they need to guide their clinical decision making.

Below that, readers will find trending articles in the chosen topic area highlighted. The Most Cited tab uses CrossRef citation information to show which articles are being referenced in other works. The Most Read tab shows the articles that were the most popular in the last 30 days. The Trending list in the sidebar to the right uses information from Altmetric¹ to show the articles being shared and discussed most frequently online during the time frame selected (1 month, 3 months, 6 months, or 1 year).

On many Topic Collections pages, readers can also learn about related ASHA Special Interest Groups (SIGs). SIG affiliates can find links to professional development activities and direct access to their SIG Online Community sites.

The Topic Collections will continue to grow as the ASHA Journals publish the latest research in the diverse discipline of CSD. ASHAWire’s Topic Collections are a great new resource for clinicians, researchers, and any other interested readers.

¹ For more information on Altmetric, check out our blog post, “Track Your Article’s Impact in Real Time With Altmetric and Dimensions.”