About this Issue: Clinical Discourse as Cultural Borderlands
The new issue of Topics in Language Disorders (TLD) (Vol. 38, No. 2) addresses the topic of how people with communication disorders and their clinicians negotiate cultural borderlands and “Othering.” Issue editors, Drs. Dana Kovarsky and Irene Walsh, explain these concepts in their Issue Editor Foreword (Kovarsky & Walsh, 2018). Authors expand on these concepts for specific regions and populations. First, Pillay and Kathard (2018) explore the practice of speech-language pathology with an emphasis on promoting perspectives from the southern hemisphere, including South Africa. Next, Smith (2018) provides a summary of critical aspects of cultural borderlands and Othering as experienced by people who use augmentative and alternative communication. Isaksen (2018) follows with a description of conversations between speech-language pathologists and people with aphasia. Finally, Walsh, Delmar, and Jagoe (2018) provide a detailed example of the process and interactions that took place between two of the authors: a speech-language pathologist and adult with a diagnosis in adulthood of autism spectrum disorder. Overall, this issue provides readers with a fresh perspective across many aspects of clinical experiences.
Sarah E. Wallace, Ph.D., Associate Editor
Nickola Wolf Nelson, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF TLD REVIEWERS
We also draw your attention to the list of reviewers who have contributed reviews for TLD in recent years. TLD depends on scholars who accept invitations to conduct blind peer reviews of the submitted and contributed articles as a means of maintaining its high quality as a peer-reviewed journal. We publish reviewers' names periodically as a form of appreciation, but in a manner that individual reviewers cannot be connected to individual articles.
CHANGES IN CONTINUING EDUCATION PROCEDURES—AND SPECIAL RATE FOR SUBSCRIBERS
As a reminder, we have recently rolled out changes in how TLD continuing education tests may be taken. Tests for individual articles now may be completed online via http://alliedhealth.ceconnection.com/browse/professions
. At this website, readers can find all Wolters Kluwer CE activities available for speech-language pathologists. Starting with Vol. 36 (Nos. 3 and 4), all articles in each issue of TLD are available individually for CEU credit online. TLD subscribers receive a discounted price for all CE, both in print and online. As before, an annual ASHA CE Registry fee is required to register ASHA CEUs. ASHA CE Registry fees are paid by the participant directly to the ASHA National Office.
[Note: The ASHA CE Registry fee allows registration to an unlimited number of ASHA CEUs for a calendar year. Contact the ASHA staff at 800-498-2071 ext. 4219 for CE Registry fee subscription information.]