Child Language Update
In this issue the editors have reviewed the limited information from non-Western cultures on the development of training programs in human communication and its disorders. In this respect it is not only essential to take into account that ‘what is important for one culture may not be of central interest for another’ but also the equally challenging and diverse needs for services in developing countries. Nevertheless, a few common threads run across the papers included. For instance, many of these regions are bilingual or multilingual/multicultural. Providing services to such linguistically diverse populations is difficult and sometimes impossible. Also, in developing countries logopedic services may not be considered a national priority and thus may not get the attention of the government and policy makers. It is the aim and hope of the editors of this issue that depending on the stage of development, people all over the world will receive adequate services in order to have better quality of life.