13 03, 2019

Documenting Language Therapy Progress in School Settings

2019-03-14T14:19:48-05:00March 13th, 2019|Analysis, Assessment, LSA process, Reporting and monitoring|

 Last November at ASHA we decided to focus our efforts on documenting progress in our talk, “Documenting Language Therapy Progress in School Settings.” It was exciting (and a bit nerve wracking) to present to a packed room, but we were so grateful for everyone who [...]

14 02, 2019

The Gray Area: Evaluation of Bilingual Clients

2019-02-14T11:34:47-05:00February 14th, 2019|Analysis, Assessment, Bilingual, Solving barriers to implementation|

As SLPs we are responsible for assessing all learners who may potentially have a language disorder and of course this includes students with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. In my own clinical practice as school-based SLP, I have to admit that when I hear about [...]

11 12, 2018

Why do we mark some bound morphemes and not others?

2018-12-11T15:41:00-05:00December 11th, 2018|Analysis, Research, Transcription|

The SALT reference databases use a very specific set of conventions for marking bound morphemes. Our protocols do not represent the only way to mark morphemes but if you want to compare your sample against our databases, it is important for you to use these [...]

10 10, 2018

Understanding SALT Measures: Standard Deviation

2018-10-10T09:48:08-05:00October 10th, 2018|Analysis, Assessment, Reporting and monitoring|

So there is this odd thing that happens once in a while when you are using SALT: a measure comes back with a seemingly nonsensical standard deviation (SD) value. We’ve seen them come in as low as 21 SDs below the mean. And it’s not [...]

25 09, 2018

My Dog Elton: An SLP’s Parable

2018-10-03T12:21:56-05:00September 25th, 2018|Analysis, Assessment, Reporting and monitoring|

My dog Elton, who puts the famous Marley to shame, is a frequent source of my embarrassment. His naughty acts are regularly followed by my apologies (and often payment) to whomever is the recipient of his deed. Because of Elton's bad manners, I often find [...]

2 09, 2018

Back to School, Back to IEP Meetings!

2018-09-02T10:35:28-05:00September 2nd, 2018|Analysis, Reporting and monitoring|

As school-based SLPs head back to school this fall, we no doubt will be thinking about impending IEPs.  All of those before and after school meetings are an essential part of our job.  Most IEP meetings go off without a hitch and we walk away [...]

1 05, 2018

Getting By: How language sample analysis can reveal the challenges of language in the classroom

2018-04-30T17:33:52-05:00May 1st, 2018|Analysis, Assessment|

Another evaluation! Starting an evaluation can be a daunting task. You may have a vague idea of the language deficits of the student being referred; for example, you may have been told that the student offers minimal information during classroom discussions. He or she may [...]