Language sampling is a powerful assessment tool that can provide a valuable, broad-based view of a child’s speech and language skills. This course will review current research regarding the how and why of language sampling, and offer suggestions as to how a child’s language sample may be used as an assessment and progress-monitoring tool for a variety of speech and language concerns.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify at least 3 speech/ language characteristics or disorders for which language sampling may provide important baseline or assessment information.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe research-based strategies for eliciting a language sample.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe strategies for analysis of a language sample.
|5-10 Minutes||Functions of communication/target groups/target disorders|
|10-15 Minutes||How to collect a language sample|
|15-20 Minutes||Conversational sample|
|20-25 Minutes||Analysis for MLUw and speech sounds|
|25-30 Minutes||Story re-tell sample|
|30-35 Minutes||Analysis for MLUm and Number of Different Words (NDW)|
|35-40 Minutes||Age factors for children|
|40-45 Minutes||Metrics and tools for language sample analysis|
|45-50 Minutes||Progress monitoring strategies using language sample analysis|
|50-55 Minutes||Outside resources for analysis|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Teresa Farnham, MA, CCC-SLP
Teresa Farnham has been practicing speech-language pathology for more than 40 years in a variety of settings, including 20+ years in schools. She is currently in private practice with Clarity for Communication LLC. She has presented around the United States on professional issues, speech sound disorders, and augmentative and alternative communication. She was the 2018 recipient of the Patricia C. Lindamood Clinical Leadership Award.
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