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SALT Reference Book

This book provides the conceptual background of LSA, practical guidelines for using SALT 16, and extensive appendices for quick reference to all the database protocols, transcription conventions, special coding, and more. This book is included as a PDF file with purchases of SALT Clinical, SALT Student, and SALT Research software. A printed copy of this book may be purchased separately for $20.

ASSESSING LANGUAGE PRODUCTION USING SALT SOFTWARE: A Clinician's Guide to Language Sample Analysis (2nd Edition)
Edited by Jon F. Miller, Karen Andriacchi, and Ann Nockerts
With contributions from Joyelle DiVall-Rayan, Aquiles Iglesias, Nikola Nelson, Raúl Rojas, and Julie Washington

Published by SALT Software LLC, Middleton, WI (2015)

  • 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 the Bilingual (Spanish/English) Population
  • Chapter 8: The Dialect Features of AAE and Their Importance in LSA
  • Chapter 9: Additional Applications of SALT
  • Chapter 10: Pulling It All Together: Examples from our case study files
  • Appendix A: Play Database
  • Appendix B: Conversation Database
  • Appendix C: Narrative SSS Database
  • Appendix D: Narrative Story Retell Database
  • Appendix E: Expository Database
  • Appendix F: Persuasion Database
  • Appendix G: Bilingual Spanish/English Story Retell Databases
  • Appendix H: Bilingual Spanish/English Unique Story Databases
  • Appendix I: Monolingual Spanish Story Retell Database
  • Appendix J: ENNI Database
  • Appendix K: Gillam Narrative Tasks Database
  • Appendix L: New Zealand - Australia Databases
  • Appendix M: Summary of SALT Transcription Conventions
  • Appendix N: C-Unit Segmentation Rules
  • Appendix O: Subordination Index
  • Appendix P: Narrative Scoring Scheme
  • Appendix Q: Expository Scoring Scheme
  • Appendix R: Persuasion Scoring Scheme
  • Appendix S: Guide to the SALT Variables
  • Appendix T: Using SALT to Assess the Common Core

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  1. Assessing Language Production Using SALT: Clinician's Guide - 2nd Edition

    Assessing Language Production Using SALT: Clinician's Guide - 2nd Edition


    This clinical guide book incorporates 25 years of research and clinical practice using language sample analysis, providing both the conceptual background of LSA and practical guidelines for using SALT.

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