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July/September 2021 - Volume 41 - Issue 3

  • Sarah E. Wallace, PhD, CCC-SLP
    Gary A. Troia, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • 0271-8294
  • 1550-3259
  • 4 issues / year
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    5-Year Impact Factor: 1.796

Dear Readers,

Issue Editor, Dr. David Beukelman, developed an issue entitled, “Personalization of language intervention for children and adults with complex communication needs”. First, Light and her colleagues (2021) provide an illustrative case example of a young girl with complex communication needs who benefited from personalization of early intervention related to literacy and language development. In the next article, Babb and colleagues (2021) describe the development a personalization visual scene display augmentative and alternative communication systems for a young adult with Down syndrome. Then, Gormley and Fager (2021) highlight personalization across healthcare interactions for children and adults with complex communication needs. Next, Thiessen and Brown (2021) describe personalization and personal relevance in interventions for adults with aphasia. Finally, Beukelman and colleagues (2021) explain the results from a preliminary study that examined human image personalization across different age groups and genders. 

In summary, David Beukelman and the authors of this issue describe various ways in which personalization is being considered for people with complex communication needs. These wide-ranging articles provide a foundation for continued consideration of methods of personalization. 

Sarah E. Wallace, Ph.D., Co-Editor
Gary A. Troia, Ph.D., Co-Editor


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.

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