Using Language Sample Analysis to Assess Adolescents

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Using Language Sample Analysis to Assess Adolescents

Spoken and written communication skills are vital to academic and vocational success. Teenagers in middle and high school are presented with increasingly complex information and must be able to use language appropriately to understand, explain, and apply this information in a variety of ways. This journal self-study discusses what is known about how early speech sound disorders and language impairments—whether resolved or not—may affect language and literacy outcomes during adolescence. In addition, this course explores how spoken and written language sample analysis can be conducted with teens, considerations for including critical thinking tasks during language sample analysis, and what information can be obtained from such analyses. Clinicians will come away with a better understanding of ways to implement language sampling in their clinical practice and of the importance of going beyond standardized testing to fully assess adolescents

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • explain how speech sound disorders and language impairment during early childhood may affect language and literacy outcomes during adolescence
  • list the benefits and challenges of conducting spoken and written language sample analyses
  • describe the advantages of incorporating critical thinking tasks into language sample analysis
  • explain the different types of language samples that can be obtained during assessment
  • discuss the general procedures for obtaining and analyzing spoken and written language samples, via both manual and computerized means

Here's what your colleagues have to say:

"As a school based SLP I am always trying to improve the quality of my evaluations. I will definitely be implementing language sampling as a standard practice after taking this course."- Amy Dempsey, MS, CCC-SLP

What is a journal self-study?
A journal self-study is a set of articles from ASHA's peer-reviewed, scholarly journals and policy documents to read at your leisure. Some journal self-studies are online and others include a printed copy.

Learning Assessment
Online, multiple-choice exam

Continuing Education

: 0.45 PDHs: 4.5
: 5/17/2018 to 7/27/2020
: Intermediate

Product Information

Item #(s): WEB2770
Client Age: Children
Format(s): Journal (Online)
Language: English

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