This is Part 1 of a four-part series. This course describes best practices for completing speech sound disorder evaluations at the preschool level. It will discuss how to analyze case histories to identify risk factors, and synthesize results of connected speech samples, standardized speech assessments, and diadochokinesis measures in order to differentially diagnose speech sound disorders.
Part 2: Course 9929, Part 3: Course 9933, Part 4: Course 9934
Course created on November 9, 2021
- After this course, participants will be able to list risk factors for children with concurrent language and literacy delays.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify qualitative and quantitative measures that can be used to evaluate connected speech samples when differentially diagnosing speech sound disorders.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how to evaluate speech performance by synthesizing findings from single word speech tests and connected speech samples.
|5-10 Minutes||Case history: Reviewing red flags|
|10-20 Minutes||Minimally verbal children|
|20-30 Minutes||Language sampling|
|30-40 Minutes||Single-word speech tests|
|40-45 Minutes||Diadochokinetics (DDK): Fluency, accuracy, rate, tone, movement|
|45-55 Minutes||Differential diagnosis|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Kelly Vess is the author of “Speech Sound Disorders: Comprehensive Evaluation and Treatment” (2021, Thieme), which has over 120 best practice assessment and therapy video clips. She is a full-time pediatric SLP, off-campus clinical supervisor, and researcher with 19 years of experience.
Kelly researches best practices in assessment and intervention at the preschool level, which she presents annually at ASHA’s national conferences. This research is freely available on ResearchGate.
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