Progress in Understanding Adolescent Language Disorders Purpose This prologue introduces a clinical forum on adolescent language disorders, a topic that has long been of interest to school-based speech-language pathologists/therapists. Method A rationale for the clinical forum is provided, and the content is contrasted with a previous forum on the same topic that was published ... Clinical Forum
Clinical Forum  |   October 01, 2012
Progress in Understanding Adolescent Language Disorders
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Victoria L. Joffe
    City University London, UK
  • Marilyn A. Nippold
    University of Oregon, Eugene
  • Correspondence to Victoria L. Joffe: v.joffe@city.ac.uk
  • Editor: Janna Oetting
    Editor: Janna Oetting×
Article Information
Language Disorders / Clinical Forum: Language and Communication Disorders in Adolescents
Clinical Forum   |   October 01, 2012
Progress in Understanding Adolescent Language Disorders
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 2012, Vol. 43, 438-444. doi:10.1044/0161-1461(2012/12-0052)
History: Received June 14, 2012 , Accepted June 19, 2012
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 2012, Vol. 43, 438-444. doi:10.1044/0161-1461(2012/12-0052)
History: Received June 14, 2012; Accepted June 19, 2012
Web of Science® Times Cited: 9

Purpose This prologue introduces a clinical forum on adolescent language disorders, a topic that has long been of interest to school-based speech-language pathologists/therapists.

Method A rationale for the clinical forum is provided, and the content is contrasted with a previous forum on the same topic that was published nearly 20 years ago. Implications and directions for future research and practice in adolescent language disorders are discussed.

Conclusions Considerable progress has occurred in our understanding of the nature, assessment, and treatment of language and communication disorders in adolescents and young adults. Yet we continue to need to build the evidence base on the most effective and efficient ways of enhancing the spoken and written language skills of young people with language and communication disorders in academic, social, emotional, and vocational domains.

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