About this Issue: Improving Language by Exploring Pragmatic Differences
In this issue of Topics in Language Disorders, our editorial team has assembled a collection of work that reveals some deeper meanings related to social communication and biographical accounts in people with communication disorders across the age span. The authors discuss pragmatic language skills as well as biographical approaches to explore language and communication disorders. Olness and her impressive research team examined the biographical accounts of life with aphasia as part of their stakeholder-engaged research team. Troia, Hennenfent, and Shen provide a scoping review aimed at exploring the available research that describes verbal pragmatic skills development and problems in school-age children with primary language impairments and children with language learning difficulty. Troia and Emam explore the relationship among characteristics of school-age children in Oman (e.g., literacy skills, cognition, behavior) and pragmatic language skills. Study results were considered within the context of the Omani education system and provide an interesting cultural examination of pragmatics.
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Gary A. Troia
Sarah E. Wallace
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