International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders

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Edited By: Steven Bloch and Cristina McKean

Impact Factor: 1.798

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 9/25 (Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology); 11/71 (Rehabilitation (Social Science)); 13/179 (Linguistics); 20/65 (Rehabilitation)

Online ISSN: 1460-6984

Article Prize

Annual Article Prize
The editors of IJLCD are pleased to announce that the decision for the annual prize winners for the best article published in the years' volume has beed reached.
The first award was made in respect of Volume 48 (July-August 2013)

The prize each year is £100 worth of Wiley books from the extensive Human Communications range of titles To browse the books or look at an online catalogue please click here or simply go to

The prize-winner will be invited to the annual IJLCD winter lecture where the prize presentation will be made. The judgement, which will be final, will be made by the editorial board.

All three shortlisted papers involve clinically qualified researchers and authors from across different disciplines. Read these winning articles for free online!

2014 Prize Winning Article

Many congratulations to this year's winners, for their excellent article!

How much exposure to English is necessary for a bilingual toddler to perform like a monolingual peer in language tests?
Allegra Cattani, Kirsten Abbot-Smith, Rafalla Farag, Andrea Krott, Frédérique Arreckx, Ian Dennis and Caroline Floccia

2014 Prize Winners

From left to right, Dr Kirsten Abbot-Smith and Dr Allegra Cattani.

2013 Prize Winning Articles

Winning Article
A randomized, rater-blinded, parallel trial of intensive speech therapy in sub-acute post-stroke aphasia: the SP-I-R-IT study
Isabel Pavão Martins, Gabriela Leal, Isabel Fonseca, Luísa Farrajota, Marta Aguiar, José Fonseca, Martin Lauterbach, Luís Gonçalves, M. Carmo Cary, Joaquim J. Ferreira, Jose M. Ferro

Runners up
Effective intervention for expressive grammar in children with specific language impairment
Karen M. Smith-Lock, Suze Leitao, Lara Lambert, Lyndsey Nickels

Effect of maxillary osteotomy on speech in cleft lip and palate: perceptual outcomes of velopharyngeal function
Valerie J. Pereira, Debbie Sell, Jyrki Tuomainen

2012 Prize Winning Articles

Winning Article
Effectiveness of semantic therapy for word-finding difficulties in pupils with persistent language impairments: a randomized control trial
Susan H. Ebbels, Hilary Nicoll, Becky Clark, Beth Eachus, Aoife L. Gallagher, Karen Horniman, Mary Jennings, Kate McEvoy, Liz Nimmo, Gail Turner

Runners up
Evaluating the effectiveness of intervention in long-term aphasia post-stroke: the experience from CHANT (Communication Hub for Aphasia in North Tyneside)
Katharyn Mumby, Anne Whitworth

The Social Communication Intervention Project: a randomized controlled trial of the effectiveness of speech and language therapy for school-age children who have pragmatic and social communication problems with or without autism spectrum disorder
Catherine Adams, Elaine Lockton, Jenny Freed, Jacqueline Gaile, Gillian Earl, Kirsty McBean, Marysia Nash, Jonathan Green, Andy Vail, James Law