Academic journal article Communication Disorders Quarterly

From the Editor

Academic journal article Communication Disorders Quarterly

From the Editor

Article excerpt

Inside this issue you will find four applied research articles and one clinical exchange article. These articles cover a wide spectrum of issues related to speech-language pathology and audiology.

Linda M. Bland-Stewart and Suzette M. Fitzgerald discuss a pilot study of Standard American English (SAE) morphological development with Hispanic or Latino preschool children. Preliminary results indicated that R. Brown's 14 grammatical morphemes were not mastered at the same ages as they were for SAE speakers. The authors suggest that clinicians need to exercise caution when applying normative SAE data to bilingual children speaking Spanish and English.

From Iran, Mohammad Hossein Keshavarz presents his case study using Halliday's functional model. He offers some preliminary data for a bilingual child speaking Persian and English. Results indicated that the child developed pragmatic functions very early in life. Certain differences existed for the frequency and distribution of the data.

Mary Blake Huer, Howard P. Parette, Jr., and Terry Irvine Saenz conducted conversations with Mexican American parents regarding their use of augmentative and alternative communication practices with their children who had speech disabilities. A content analysis identified seven general perspectives.

The article by Terry Irvine Saenz, Mary Blake Huer, Julie Huong Diem Doan, Melinda Heise, and Lana Fulford provides a review of Vietnamese history and medical traditions and a summary of best practices in delivering clinical services to Vietnamese Americans. …

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