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January/March 2019 - Volume 39 - Issue 1


  • Sarah E. Wallace, PhD, CCC-SLP
    Gary A. Troia, PhD, CCC-SLP
    Issue Editors
    Catherine Off, PhD, CCC-SLP
    Kathryn Yorkston, PhD, CCC-SLP
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  • Rehabilitation 58/69; Linguistics 97/181
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Dear Readers,

Welcome to Volume 39, Number 1 of Topics in Language Disorders. Issue editors, Drs. Catherine Off and Kathryn Yorkston developed this issue, Expanding the Envelope of Care: Redefining the Patient as the Patient-Family Caregiver Unit, and invited authors to address the wide range of caregiver experiences. The issue begins with three articles about caregiving and people with aphasia, First, Off, Griffin, Murray, and Milman describe an interprofessional caregiver intervention as part of an intensive comprehension aphasia treatment program. Next, Grawburg, Howe, Worrall, and Scarinci describe the concept of third party disability as it relates to family caregivers of individuals with aphasia. Next, Stead and White address the important topic of intimacy between partners living with the effects of aphasia. The issue includes three additional articles that highlight other important issues related to caregiving and other acquired neurogenic communication disorders. Mach, Baylor, Hunting Pompon, and Yorkston address the issue of third-party disability for caregivers of individuals with Parkinson's disease. Bourgeois summarizes the evidence related to interventions of caregivers of people with dementia. Finally, Thiessen and Beukelman describe some individual research designed to explore the learning styles and motivations of adults without experience with augmentative and alternative communication. We recommend this issue for its insights into best practices for clinicians working with people with neurogenic communication disorders and their families.

Sarah E. Wallace, Co-Editor

Gary A. Troia, Co-Editor


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​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. 
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