The Role of Risk Factors in Assessment for Communication Disorders

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The Role of Risk Factors in Assessment for Communication Disorders

Clinicians are well-trained in collecting and reporting thorough family and medical case histories of their clients. This information, however, is most often used as a backdrop for direct assessment measures, which are the actual standards for determining eligibility for services. In recent years, the evidence base concerning risk factors for communication disorders has steadily increased. The four articles in this self-study not only demonstrate the significant value of case history information, but suggest that diagnostic standards in the future will weigh risk factors more heavily along with assessment scores.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • summarize how and which risk factors increase a child's likelihood for two common communication disorders: specific language impairment and hearing loss
  • describe how genetic and environmental risks affect language outcomes in children with fragile X syndrome
  • discuss finiteness marking as a potential clinical marker for adolescents with specific language impairment

Learning Assessment
Online, multiple-choice exam

Continuing Education

: 0.5 PDHs: 5.0
: 5/9/2018 to 5/9/2021
: Intermediate

Product Information

Item #(s): WEB3310
Client Age: All Ages
Format(s): Journal (Online)
Language: English

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