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Speech And Language Therapy Research Papers

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IJLCD Special Edition 2017-2019

Themed call: The use of technology in speech and language therapy

IJLCD is pleased to announce details of its next special edition on the use of technology in speech and language therapy

This special issue aims to represent cutting edge research in the use of technology across all aspects of speech and language therapy practice. Submissions of high quality empirical research are welcomed. Topics may include but are not limited to the use of new technologies for:

• treatment delivery
• feedback
• telehealth
• tracking therapy progress and measuring outcomes

Submissions must present original research.

We invite expressions of interest via email to be submitted by Sept 31st 2017.

These must include:

o A proposed title
o Author names and affiliations
o An abstract (no more than 500 words)
o A brief statement (no more than 100 words) of what this study adds to the field and its clinical implications

The editors will review all submissions and invite a select few to be submitted as full manuscripts by end of October 2017.

Initial drafts of the full paper must be submitted by 31st January 2018.

All selected submissions will undergo blind peer review.

Estimated formal publication is late 2018/early 2019, with individual papers appearing early online once processed.

Please send your abstracts (or any queries) via email to: with ‘Technology Special Issue’ in the subject line.

IJLCD Annual Article Prize 2016
We are delighted to announce the IJLCD Annual Article Prize winners for 2016 are Rose Mary Watson and Lindsay Pennington for their article, "Assessment and management of the communication difficulties of children with cerebral palsy: a UK survey of SLT practice." To celebrate our winning authors, please read their freely available article.

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New Associate Editor
We are delighted to welcome to the Editorial Team Dr Sarah Spencer from the University of Sheffield as Associate Editor. Sarah is a Speech and Language Therapist and Lecturer with current research interests in adolescent speech, language and communication difficulties and language and social class.

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Most-Accessed Papers List
Click here to view the most accessed International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders articles.

1.      American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology

AJSLPreports peer-reviewed, primary research findings in clinically-oriented topics. It is now an online-only journal, since 1stJanuary2010. It is published four times per year, and its 2009 impact factor is 1.879.


2.     Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research

JSLHR reports peer-reviewed, empirical research in the areas of normal and disordered speech, language, and hearing. Same as the other four journals by American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), it is now an online-only journal. Its 2009 impact factor is 2.347. It is published six times per year.


3.      Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools

LSHSS publishes peer-reviewed research articles and other scholarly manuscripts pertaining to the practice of speech-language pathology and audiology in schools. Same as other ASHA journals, it is now an online-only journal. Its 2009 impact factor is 1.273, and it is published four times per year.


4.     Contemporary Issues in Communication Science and Disorders

CICSD is a biannual journal published by National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association, a student association of ASHA. It reports scholarly papers in communication science and disorders. It is now an online-only journal.


5.     International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology

ISLP is the main academic publication by Speech Pathology Australia, a professional body for speech-language pathologists in Australia. It reports papers on current clinical and theoretical issues, and it is published six times per year.


6.      Child Language Teaching and Therapy

CLTT is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles with high practical relevance and which emphasize inter-disciplinary collaboration. It is published three times per year.


7.      International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders

IJLCD is the official journal of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. It reports research papers and clinical reviews in speech, language, communication disorders, and speech and language therapy. Its 2009 impact factor is 1.330. It is published six times per year.


8.      Seminars in Speech and Language

SSL is a topic-driven review journal that covers the entire spectrum of speech language pathology. Four issues are published per year, two are adult-focused and two are child-focused.


9.      Journal of Communication Disorders

JOCD publishes original articles on topics related to disorders of speech, language and hearing. Its 2009 impact factor is 1.639 and it publishes six issues per year.


10. Journal of Voice

JOC is widely regarded as the world’s premiere journal for voice medicine and research. It contains articles in voice sciences, voice medicine and surgery, and speech-language pathologists’ management of voice-related problems. It is published six times per year and its 2009 impact factor is 1.587.


11. Journal of Fluency Disorders

JOFD is recognized as the only publication devoted specifically to fluency. It provides comprehensive coverage in all aspects of stuttering, which includes the latest remediation techniques. It has an impact factor of 2.188 in 2009, and it is published three times per year.


12. Dysphagia

Dysphagia is a multidisciplinary journal devoted to swallowing and its disorders. It aims to foster communication between professionals, related to all aspects of normal and dysphagic ingestion. Its 2009 impact factor is 1.577, and four issues are published per year.


13. Augmentative and Alternative Communication

AAC is the official journal of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC). It publishes quarterly original articles pertaining to the communication needs of persons with severe speech and/or communication impairments. Its 2009 impact factor is 1.235.