Bristol Speech & Language Therapy Research Unit

The Bristol Speech and Language Therapy Research Unit (BSLTRU) conducts research and development that aims to improve the care and management of people with speech, language and communication disorders by developing knowledge related to the prevention, management and social consequences of the disorders.

The Unit is hosted by North Bristol NHS Trust and is situated in the grounds of Southmead Hospital, Bristol. The team consists of speech & language therapy, psychology and information systems researchers with specialisms in primary language delays, speech impairments, aphasiology and stuttering as well as administrative and technical support.

Our research is entirely funded by grants and charitable donations.


Folia Phoniatrica et Logopedica Special Edition 2018

Themed call: Transcription of children’s speech

Guest Editors: Yvonne Wren, Sharynne McLeod and Sarah Verdon

Folia Phoniatrica et Logopedica is pleased to announce information about its next special edition on transcription of children’s speech

The aim of this special edition is to bring together recent research in the field of transcription of children’s speech and understand the implications this has for clinical practice and research activity.

We invite expressions of interest via email to be submitted by May 1st 2018 to Dr Yvonne Wren. Please use ‘Transcription Special Issue’ in the subject line.

Expressions of interest must include:
  1. A proposed title
  2. Author names and affiliations
  3. Brief author biosketch of no more than 50 words
  4. An abstract (no more than 300 words): For papers reporting original research, state the primary objective and any hypothesis tested; describe the research design and your reasons for adopting that methodology; state the methods and procedures employed, including where appropriate tools, hardware, software, the selection and number of study areas/subjects, and the central experimental interventions; state the main outcomes and results, including relevant data (or what you expect to find); and state the conclusions that might be drawn from these data and results, including their implications for further research or application/practice.  For reviews, state the primary objective of the review; the reasoning behind your literature selection; and the way you critically analyse the literature; state the main outcomes and results of your review (or what you expect to find); and state the conclusions that might be drawn, including their implications for further research or application/practice.
  5. A statement to indicate that you will be able to submit the manuscript before 30th September 2018.

The editors will review all submissions and invite a select few to be submitted as full manuscripts. Authors will be notified about this by end of May 2018.

All selected submissions will undergo blind peer review.

Estimated formal publication is 2019.

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