Table of Contents

Challenges of logopedics and speech-language therapy in Finland / Kaisa Launonen & Anu Klippi.
Aspects of the structure of Finnish / Marja-Liisa Helasvuo.
Tests and assessment methods currently used and new ones desired by Finnish.
Speech and language therapists / Kerttu Huttunen, Leila Paavola & Anne Suvanto.
Normal and disordered phonological acquisition in Finnish / Pirjo Kulju & Tuula Savinainen-Makkonen.
Logopedic research on communication difficulties in childhood / Pirjo Korpilahti & Kaisu Heinonen.
Alternative communication form as a genuinely shared language / Kaisa Launonen.
Text production of Finnish speakers with aphasia / Anna-Maija Korpijaakko-Huuhka.
Semantic impairment in Finnish-speaking people with Alzheimer's disease: a review / Seija Pekkala.
The interplay between verbal and nonverbal behaviour in aphasic word search in conversation / Anu Klippi & Liisa Ahopalo.
The acquisition of Finnish sign language / Ritva Takkinen.
Children with cochlear implants acquiring the Finnish language / Eila Lonka.
Speech intelligibility in hearing impairment / Kerttu Huttunen.
Experiences from six years of screening for voice disorders among teacher students / Susanna Simberg & Eeva Sala.