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 Call for Papers 

Submissions will be accepted until
February 1, 2019.
General Guidelines (all submission types)
  • Data-based poster presentations addressing language disorders in children and other related topics are being solicited.
  • Only completed research that has not been previously presented or published should be submitted.
  • Research question(s) should be clear (see below).
  • All submissions will be reviewed blindly by the program committee.
  • A maximum of three submissions per first author will be accepted.
Submitted Oral Presentations (SOP)
  • You must choose Submitted Oral Presentation on the online submission form to be considered for this opportunity.
  • Researchers at all professional levels are invited to submit.
  • The SOP format is a 20 minute presentation with 10 minutes for Q&A (one presenter).
  • A blind review process will be used to select the oral presentations.
  • To qualify, you must meet the submission deadline; no late acceptances.
  • Submissions that are not accepted for a SOP will be considered for poster presentation.
Papers on any aspect of language and cognitive performance in all languages will be considered.
Specific Submission Guidelines
Submissions are web-based and require identifying information, an abstract, and a summary. You can prepare the abstract on your word processor and cut and paste it into the submission form or you can enter it directly. Please keep in mind, if your submission is accepted, the identifying information and abstract will be published on the web and in the conference program AS IS. You will not have the opportunity to make changes and we will not edit your submission.

The following three forms must be completed for your submission to be accepted:

1) Identifying Information
Include the following information:
  • Contact person
  • Contact's address
  • Contact's telephone and fax numbers
  • Contact's email address
  • Presentation title - as you would like it to appear in the conference program
  • Names of all authors with affiliations - please submit with correct spelling

    IMPORTANT: If contact person is an author, his/her name and affiliation MUST be entered in the author section of the submission form

2) The Abstract

180 word single-spaced abstract which consists of a concise summary of the poster presentation (rationale, methods, results, and conclusions). Please cite funding source(s) as the last line of your abstract (included in word count).

If your submission is accepted, this abstract will be published AS IS on the SRCLD web site and printed in the conference program. We will not edit your abstract and you will not have the opportunity to make changes. Do not exceed 180 words.

3) The Summary

A)  A title must be included at the top of the summary (not included in word count). Do NOT include author name(s) or affiliations anywhere in the summary document.

B)  Summary should include the following headings:
Research Question(s)
  • Question(s) should be clearly stated and easily identifiable.
  • Include a concise rationale with the intent that the work will make a significant contribution to the literature and will be of great interest to conference attendees.
The research should be data-driven. Case studies are acceptable, if appropriate given the research questions. Methods should be appropriate and well described.
Analysis and Results
If the research is in progress, the analyses and expected outcomes should be stated. The analysis and results should be soundly executed and reported.
If the research is in progress, implications based on the expected outcomes should be discussed. The implications must be clear and can be reasonably inferred from the results, with the intent the work will contribute significantly to the literature on this topic.
C)  Formatting:
  • Do not exceed 600 words.
  • Charts, figures, graphs, and/or tables are not counted in the word limit.
  • References are optional and are not included in the word limit.
  • A double-spaced, 12 point font, Word document is preferred.
  • A double-blind review process will be used to examine the quality of the research. Please be sure it is clearly written and anonymous.
An email will be sent to the designated contact person indicating that the submission was received.

If you have questions please email: karen.andriacchi@wisc.edu
Supported in part by: NIDCD and NICHD, NIH, R13 DC001677, Susan Ellis Weismer, Principal Investigator
University of Wisconsin-Madison - Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders