The ASHA Journals Awards encompass two categories of publications-related awards: The Alfred K. Kawana Award for Lifetime Achievement in Publications and the Editor’s Awards. For information on the ASHA Journals Awards, including present and past recipients, see the ASHA Journals Awards page on ASHAWire.

The Alfred K. Kawana Award for Lifetime Achievement in Publications

This award, named in memory of the late Alfred K. Kawana, former director of ASHA publications, recognizes a sustained history of exemplary publications by a scholar whose journal contributions span a period of at least 10 years and are meritorious in their educational, scientific, or clinical value. For information on the Kawana Award, including present and past recipients, see the Kawana Award page on ASHAWire.

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.

Editor’s Awards

An Editor’s Award is given for AJA, AJSLP, LSHSS, JSLHR (Hearing section), JSLHR (Language section), and JSLHR (Speech section) and by each of the four editors-in-chief of Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups for 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 and 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

(Editor-in-Chief: Peggy Nelson)

Effortful Listening Despite Correct Responses: The Cost of Mental Repair in Sentence Recognition by Listeners With Cochlear Implants
Authors: Matthew B. Winn and Katherine H. Teece

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

(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

Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups

(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

Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups

(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

Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups

(Editor-in-Chief: Celeste Domsch)

Screening Vietnamese Children in the United States for Autism Risk: Examination of the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers—Revision With Follow-Up Vietnamese
Authors: HyeKyeung Seung, Jamie Bui and San Pham

Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you for your impactful contributions to CSD research.