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The quarterly Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools (LSHSS)—an online-only, international, peer-reviewed scholarly journal—has been published continuously since 1970. 

Online ISSN: 1558-9129
Print ISSN: 0161-1461


LSHSS publishes peer-reviewed research and other scholarly articles pertaining to the practice of audiology and speech-language pathology in the schools, focusing on children and adolescents. The journal is an international outlet for clinical research and is designed to promote development and analysis of approaches concerning the delivery of services to the school-aged population. LSHSS seeks to advance evidence-based practice by disseminating the results of new studies as well as providing a forum for critical reviews and meta-analyses of previously published work.


The broad field of audiology and speech-language pathology as practiced in schools, including aural rehabilitation; augmentative and alternative communication; childhood apraxia of speech; classroom acoustics; cognitive impairment; craniofacial disorders; fluency disorders; hearing-assistive technology; language disorders; literacy disorders including reading, writing, and spelling; motor speech disorders; speech sound disorders; swallowing, dysphagia, and feeding disorders; voice disorders.

Impact Factor

The 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017) Journal Impact Factor is 1.193, and the 5-year Impact Factor is 1.882. LSHSS ranked 17th of 25 journals in the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology category of the Science Citation Index Expanded, as well as 49th of 180 journals in the Linguistics category and 34th of 70 journals in the Rehabilitation category of the Social Science Citation Index.


Dr. Shelley Gray (2016–2018)
Department of Speech and Hearing Science
Arizona State University
PO Box 870102
Tempe, AZ 95287-0101
Phone:(480) 965-6796


Kerry Danahy Ebert, Rush University (2017–2019)
Dawna E. Lewis, Boys Town National Research Hospital (2018–2020)
Ignatius Nip, San Diego State University (2017–2018)
Patrick Proctor, Boston College (2017–2019)
Cynthia S. Puranik, Georgia State University (2017–2018)
Marleen Westerveld, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia (2018–2020)

Editorial Board Members

Sharon Armon-Lotem, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
Courtney Byrd, University of Texas at Austin
Mary Claessen, Curtin University, Bentley, Western Australia, Australia
Lisa S. Davidson, Washington University School of Medicine
Emily C. Phillips Galloway, Peabody College of Education and Human Development, Vanderbilt University
Perla B. Gámez, Loyola University Chicago
Ying Guo, University of Cincinnati
Nancie Im-Bolter, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Jenya Iuzzini-Seigel, Marquette University
Diane Frome Loeb, University of Nebraska at Kearney
Linda J. Lombardino, University of Florida
Toby Macrae, Florida State University
Sharynne McLeod, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
Brigid C. McNeill, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
Deborah Moncrieff, University of Pittsburgh
Natalie Munro, The University of Sydney, Lidcombe, New South Wales, Australia
Stacey L. Pavelko, James Madison University
Douglas B. Petersen, Brigham Young University
Gerard H. Poll, Elmhurst College
Gabriela Simon-Cereijido, California State University, Los Angeles
Joseph Smaldino, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Yuuko Uchikoshi, University of California, Davis
Karla M. Washington, University of Cincinnati

Instructions for Authors

For complete details on how to prepare your manuscript and submit it to LSHSS, please consult the Author Resource Center on the ASHA Journals Academy.

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