Academic journal article Communication Disorders Quarterly

Letter from the Editor

Academic journal article Communication Disorders Quarterly

Letter from the Editor

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This issue of Communication Disorders Quarterly has something for everyone! Continuing the tradition of CDQ, and our commitment to providing a diversity of high-quality professional literature, this issue covers a broad spectrum of professional content. Focusing on linguistic diversity, Kandis L. Harris and Michael I. Moran report on the phonological features of young children speaking African American English, and Roanne Brice, Mejandro Brice, and Kevin Miller provide a tutorial on English-as-a-second-language learners in the general education classroom. Each article provides unique insights into the language and literacy practices and challenges associated with linguistically diverse populations.

Helen Smith Cairns, Gloria Schlisselberg, Dava Waltzman, and Dana McDaniel offer an article that is a follow-up to their report in a previous issue of CDQ on the development of an important metalinguistic skill. Children's ability to judge grammaticality reflects analytical thinking and linguistic development essential to academic performance. Also related to academics is the case study presented by Mitzi J. Ritzman, Dixie D. Sanger, and Kathy L. Coufal. This ethnographic view of the classroom and the strategies employed by one speech-language pathologist provides insight into the process of collaborative service delivery. …

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