For September 2017, we reviewed 34 journals and identified 115 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.

 

 

EPG for treatment of articulation errors: /r/

Wouldn’t it be great if there were some sort of fancy biofeedback device that could be used for the treatment of articulation disorders? There is! One example is electropalatography (EPG) devices like the SmartPalate, now commercially available...

 

Word webs for treatment of word-finding difficulty

This article examines a treatment strategy for children with word-finding difficulties, which may or may not co-occur with developmental language disorder. For children with word-finding difficulties, having receptive knowledge of a word, but being unable to retrieve and produce it can be quite frustrating...

 

Child and family characteristics influence screening results for children with autism

We all know that not all screening and evaluation instruments “work” the same for all children (well, maybe not… but we’re at least figuring that out, slowly but surely…). Moody et al. provide us with yet another example, in the screening of young children with autism (ASD). They examined...

 

Assessing the speech and language of children with autism

Two studies this month address communication assessment of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). One study focuses on evidence-based speech assessment, and a second study provides support for examining language at the discourse level...

 

Teaching peers to communicate with children with autism using AAC

When supporting children with ASD who use SGDs (speech generating devices), have you considered incorporating their peers into social interactions? This study reveals that training typically-developing peers can lead to reciprocal communication in the classroom...

 

Language sampling in children who use AAC

Ever tried to take a language sample with a child who uses AAC? You probably experienced a few challenges along the way. Read on for how to address two major challenges of language sample analysis with children who use SGDs (speech generating devices)...

 

And more...

On dialect, stuttering, autism, and language disorders...

 

Perspective Pieces

On dyslexia, childhood apraxia of speech, language disorders, hearing impairment, and others...

 
 

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