It’s an embarrassment of riches in perspectives-and-tutorials land, friends, especially if either fluency or dyslexia is your jam (or definitely not your jam, but you want to learn more). Most of these articles come from special issues of the ASHA journals, so if you’re a member, you can access all of these for free. And non-ASHA-folks get to have fun too; articles that are open access are marked below.
We highly recommend diving into the Clinical Forum on Dyslexia, in particular. Our role in identifying and treating reading disorders is such a hot topic right now, and an area where a lot of us feel underprepared or sidelined by other professionals. Seriously, guys, there are nine tutorials in this special issue. That’s like going back to a semester of school! It’s hard to even tell you what to prioritize, since there’s so much amazing information. If you’re feeling intimidated and don’t know where to begin, pull up the brief introduction (What Speech-Language Pathologists Need to Know About Dyslexia) and epilogue (Five Ways Speech-Language Pathologists Can Positively Impact Children With Dyslexia) papers to start. The approachable titles echo the approachable style and length of these bookends to the forum. Ready for more? Two tutorials explicitly address the relationship between dyslexia and the SLP all-stars, speech sound disorders and developmental language disorder, so make those your next stop, if you don’t have the time or patience to read the whole darn issue cover-to-cover.
Other good stuff: