Communication Disorders Quarterly

Scholarly journal containing articles on communication disorders in children, including speech, hearing, language, and learning disabilities.

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 1, Fall

Current Status of Evidence-Based Practices for Low-Incidence Disabilities: Introduction to the Special Series
Educators and specialists are required to teach children using "scientifically based research" ([section] 1208(6)(37), No Child Left Behind Act of 2001) or "to the extent practicable, special education and related services will be based on peerreviewed...
Evidence-Based Practices for Students with Visual Disabilities
Forty years of peer-reviewed research in literacy and 50 years of research in mathematics were systematically analyzed to determine the evidence supporting instructional pedagogy for students with visual disabilities. Review teams identified 30 intervention...
Evidence-Based Practices with Students Who Are Deaf
Currently, professionals in all fields that work with students with disabilities, including education, face a "demand" that their decisions about which interventions to use be guided by evidence-based practices. The "gold standard"for evaluating the...
Formative Learning and Assessment
In this article, the author clarifies formative learning and assessment for persons who are seeking additional ideas for courses, degree programs, or personal career goals. This scholarly review uses published literature to clarify differences between...
Impact of Cardiovascular Health on Hearing: Interview with Ray Hull
Do you belong to a sports club or gym? Do you like to work out, play tennis, swim, or run regularly? If so, you are also improving your hearing health. I did not learn this from a sports column; I learned it from interviewing Ray Hull. Dr. Raymond...
Language Maintenance and Loss in Preschool-Age Children of Mexican Immigrants: Longitudinal Study
In this study, the authors plotted the Spanish language usage of 10 preschool-age children over the course of 3 years and assigned them to one of two groups: language maintenance and language loss. The authors then compared the groups' scores on structured...
Letter from the Editor
"Human migration" denotes any movement by humans from one locality to another (migration), often over long distances or in large groups. Humans are known to have migrated extensively throughout history and prehistory (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Migration_%28human%29)....
Social Intervention for Children with Language Impairment: Factors Affecting Efficacy
Children with language impairment (LI) frequently have social difficulties that limit their inclusion in learning contexts and make it difficult for them to form positive social relationships, Intervention programs designed to enhance social communication...
Writing-to-Learn Assignments in Content-Driven Courses
Instructors in the communication sciences face many challenges when trying to help students develop all of the knowledge and skills necessary for them to become competent clinicians. The primary purpose of this article is to discuss some ways to increase...
Your Competitive Edge: The Art of Interpersonal Communication
In our professional lives in schools, hospitals, private practices, and universities, speech-language pathologists often pride ourselves on being communication experts--but are we? We may know how to diagnose and treat a wide range of communication...