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This journal self-study explores a wide range of important clinical management and research questions related to the assessment and treatment of communication impairments associated with aphasia and apraxia of speech. The articles are a selection of papers presented at the 45th Clinical Aphasiology Conference (CAC).
Several articles in this collection address the measurement of treatment outcomes in individuals with acquired neurologic communication impairments. Comparative effectiveness and generalization of theoretically motivated therapies are a central theme. Articles address a variety of treatment methods, including transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and sentence repetition-based working memory treatment to enhance sentence comprehension as treatments for aphasia, and electropalatography as a treatment of apraxia of speech. Taken together, the papers presented in this journal supplement give practitioners an encyclopedic sense of the breadth and depth of the research being done on assessment and treatment of aphasia-related communication impairments.