This month we reviewed 34 journals and identified 98 articles as potentially relevant to Pediatric and School-Based SLPs. We then narrowed it down to what's covered here. For more on how we do this, see here.

 
 

Print-focused read-alouds for preschool literacy

In the Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) classroom, there are many children with language disorders (primary or secondary diagnosis), and these children are known to be at-risk for reading disability. This is a study the long-term impact of classroom print-focused read-alouds on the early literacy skills...

Expressive skills higher than receptive in autism

Have you ever had a student who scored higher on expressive language than receptive on a standardized test? If not yet, it’s something you’ll see sooner or later...

Inference instruction and reading comprehension

This meta-analysis looked at results from 2nd–9th grade inference interventions (with most on 3rd–8th-graders). The authors identified seven primary types of inference instruction, and describe each. The two most common (over 2/3 of studies) were...

Help and hinderances to word learning in dyslexia

This study explored the word learning abilities of children with dyslexia compared to matched typically-developing peers. Now, many of us know that children with dyslexia present with phonological deficits. However, it’s easy to forget that their phonological difficulties aren’t limited to the written modality...

Perspective Pieces on Reading & Social Cognition

Reading, social cognition....

And more...

Cochlear implants, childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), autism, stuttering, anxiety, Angelman syndrome, language disorders...