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SALT-NZAU Reference Book

This new textbook incorporates 25 years of research and clinical practice using language sample analysis. It completes the series of learning materials providing both the conceptual background of LSA and practical guidelines for using SALT. This customized book, for New Zealand and Australia, is a result of a long-term collaboration with Gail Gillon and Marleen Westerveld from the Department of Communication Disorders at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. It is distributed from Dr. Westerveld's lab at Griffith University, eliminating the high cost of overseas shipping. This book is included as a PDF file with purchases of SALT-NZAU Clinical, SALT-NZAU Student, and SALT-NZAU Research software. A printed copy of this book may be purchased separately for $25.

NZAU ASSESSING LANGUAGE PRODUCTION USING SALT SOFTWARE: A Clinician's Guide to Language Sample Analysis (2nd Edition)

Edited by Jon F. Miller, Karen Andriacchi, Ann Nockerts, Marleen Westerveld, & Gail Gillon, with contributions from Joyelle DiVall-Rayan, Anne van Bysterveldt, and Nikola Nelson

Published by SALT Software LLC, Middleton, WI (2016)

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to LSA Using SALT
  • Chapter 2: Eliciting Language Samples
  • Chapter 3: Transcribing Language Samples
  • Chapter 4: Analyzing Language Samples
  • Chapter 5: Interpreting Language Samples
  • Chapter 6: Beyond Standard Measures
  • Chapter 7: Assessing Children's Language Using the NZ-AU Reference Databases
  • Chapter 8: Additional Applications of SALT
  • Chapter 9: Pulling It All Together: Examples from our case study files
  • Appendix A: NZ-AU Conversation Database
  • Appendix B: NZ-AU Story Retell Database
  • Appendix C: NZ-AU Personal Narrative Database
  • Appendix D: NZ-AU Expository Database
  • Appendix E: AU-USA Persuasion Database
  • Appendix F: Play Database
  • Appendix G: Conversation Database
  • Appendix H: Narrative SSS Database
  • Appendix I: Narrative Story Retell Database
  • Appendix J: Expository Database
  • Appendix K: ENNI Database
  • Appendix L: Gillam Narrative Tasks Database
  • Appendix M: Bilingual Spanish/English & Monolingual Spanishl Databases
  • Appendix N: Summary of SALT Transcription Conventions
  • Appendix O: C-Unit Segmentation Rules
  • Appendix P: Subordination Index
  • Appendix Q: Narrative Scoring Scheme
  • Appendix R: Expository Scoring Scheme
  • Appendix S: Persuasion Scoring Scheme
  • Appendix T: Guide to the SALT Variables

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