Perspectives & Tutorials

If you follow SLP groups on social media, you’ll know there are a lot of conversations about conflicts between professionals with different backgrounds and points of view. ASHA SIG Perspectives published a few pieces with helpful thoughts on these issues (marked below with *). We’ll call this collection “Playing well with others, or, Learning to Love a BCBA.”

Augmentative and Alternative Communication Intervention in Public Schools: Achieving Meaningful Outcomes Through Collaboration*

Conceptualising “dose” in paediatric language interventions: Current findings and future directions

This is a really good article regarding the issue of how much therapy is "enough" (scheduling, treatment intensity, etc.) We discuss it, here.

Cross-Age Peer E-Mentoring to Support Social Media Use: A New Focus for Intervention Research

Enhancing the Reading Development of Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Fostering Communication in Elementary School Children on the Autism Spectrum Who Are Minimally Verbal

This is a great read if you are transitioning to this population or just feeling uncertain about your practice with these types of kids. It reviews the foundational skills (like joint attention) that we need to address and describes interventions that WORK.

A Glossary of Behavior Analytic Terms for Speech-Language Pathologists’ Considerations for Augmentative and Alternative Communication*

This is an important article to keep handy if you work in an ABA program or share clients with a BCBA. Not only does it demystify that profession’s particular jargon (if it’s unknown to you), it helps point out the places where SLPs have parallel terms and practices. Knowledge is power, and shared language can set the stage for good collaboration.

Guidelines for Feature Matching Assessment of Brain–Computer Interfaces for Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Not sure many of us are actually in a position to do this right now, but it’s SO COOL.

The Impact of Language Experience on Language and Reading: A Statistical Learning Approach

Interprofessionalism on the Augmentative and Alternative Communication Team: Mending the Divide*

Morphological Awareness and Literacy in Second Language Learners: A Cross-Language Perspective

Same or Different: How Bilingual Readers Can Help Us Understand Bidialectal Readers

Speech-Language Pathologists Engaging in Interprofessional Practice: The Whole Is Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts*