Perspectives & Tutorials

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.



Assessing Bilingual Children: Are Their Disfluencies Indicative of Stuttering or the By-product of Navigating Two Languages?

How Can We Overcome the Challenges of Providing School-Based Fluency Services?

Methods in Stuttering Therapy for Desensitizing Parents of Children Who Stutter

Nurturing a Resilient Mindset in School-Aged Children Who Stutter

The Role of Attention in Therapy for Children and Adolescents Who Stutter: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Interventions

What Are the Options for the Treatment of Stuttering in Preschool Children?



Cognitive Neuroscience of Dyslexia

Early Identification of Dyslexia: Understanding the Issues

Elementary Grade Intervention Approaches to Treat Specific Learning Disabilities, Including Dyslexia (Open Access!)

Exploring the Overlap Between Dyslexia and Speech Sound Production Deficits

Five Ways Speech-Language Pathologists Can Positively Impact Children With Dyslexia (Open Access!) 

From Deficit Remediation to Capacity Building: Learning to Enable Rather Than Disable Students With Dyslexia

Reading Disabilities in Adolescents and Adults

The State of Dyslexia: Recent Legislation and Guidelines for Serving School-Age Children and Adolescents With Dyslexia

Understanding Dyslexia in the Context of Developmental Language Disorders (Open Access!)

What Speech-Language Pathologists Need to Know About Dyslexia

Why Children With Dyslexia Struggle With Writing and How to Help Them


Other good stuff:

Getting Started in School-Based Speech-Language Pathology Telepractice

Supporting Minimally Verbal Autistic Girls with Intellectual Disabilities Through Puberty: Perspectives of Parents and Educators

A Team Approach to Response to Intervention for Speech Sound Errors in the School Setting