Academic journal article The Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis

Editorial

Academic journal article The Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis

Editorial

Article excerpt

Over the past several months, we have received many positive comments from readers of JSLP-ABA about the first issue, and we thank you for sharing this information with us. At this time, we are pleased to bring you the second issue. Consistent with the journal's mission, the papers in this issue address different topics of interest to both SLP and ABA professionals. Moreover, each paper offers information with the potential to enhance both collaborative and independent clinical work by professionals in both fields.

The first article by Conelea, Rice, and Woods' addresses current research on regulated breathing to support clients with fluency disorders. Charles Van Riper once characterized stuttering as a problem wrapped within a mystery. Behavioral interventions represent a strong, evidenced-based approach to treatment. Conelea et al extend this tradition.

In the second article, Frost and Bondy present an excellent summary of Skinner's (1957) functional analysis of verbal behavior. Their presentation includes a consideration of the relative advantages offered by Skinner's framework as compared to traditional linguistic categories, and they illustrate these advantages in reference to clinical examples.

Greer and Keohane address a related topic by tracing the trajectory of verbal behavior through a sequence of behavior developmental "cusps", including listener, speaker, speaker-listener, speaker-as-own-listener, reader, writer, writer-as-own-reader, and advanced verbal mediation. …

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