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April/June 2022 - Volume 42 - Issue 2

  • Sarah E. Wallace, PhD, CCC-SLP
    Gary A. Troia, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • 0271-8294
  • 1550-3259
  • 4 issues / year
  • 1.484

    5-Year Impact Factor: 1.796

Dear readers,

In this issue of Topics in Language Disorders, guest issue editor Sue Grogan-Johnson asked authors to present work that discusses uses of telepractice for addressing the communication and language learning needs of children by SLPs. In the first article, Lowman and her colleagues provide a set of telepractice competencies to guide graduate programs in the preparation of SLPs. In the second article, Kester offers a clinical tutorial to guide SLPs in conducting speech and language evaluations remotely. Bolden and Grogan-Johnson describe in the following article a framework for language intervention by school-based SLPs in a telepractice context. In the fourth article, Krok and colleagues present research on a structured language elicitation protocol, the Sentence Diversity Priming Task, to assess sentence diversity in toddlers via video chat platforms. Finally, Lundblom and her colleagues present the School Telepractice Assessment, which comprises aspirational questions to guide school-based SLPs, school administrators, and contracted service providers in their planning for and evaluation of telepractice service delivery in schools. The authors in this issue offer practical guidance and important considerations for clinicians who use or are considering using telepractice, and we trust our readers will find the information to be valuable. ​

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


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