1 10, 2020

Reflections on the Value of Listening

2020-10-01T15:14:08-05:00October 1st, 2020|Assessment, LSA process, Solving barriers to implementation|

How SALT Evolved Since the first version of SALT software in 1981, before we even had a name for it, our focus was on how to coax a computer to carry out as much of the labor of language sample analysis (LSA) as possible. The [...]

11 09, 2020

A Bit of Evidence for Sampling Narrative Language in AAE Speakers

2020-09-12T09:38:12-05:00September 11th, 2020|Assessment, Elicitation, LSA process, Solving barriers to implementation|

Dear Clinical Colleagues, I hope this finds you relatively safe and sane. Language sample analysis may be a challenge to your limited time and resources. Don’t you wish you COULD fit language sampling into your busy schedule? After all, language sampling is part of the [...]

19 08, 2020

Desperate Time Calls for Desperate Measures: Take a Language Sample

2020-08-31T23:11:15-05:00August 19th, 2020|Bilingual, Elicitation, LSA process, Solving barriers to implementation|

COVID-19 has thrown service providers more curveballs than Sandy Koufax - or for the younger folk - Andy Pettitte. Many of us SLPs had to abruptly (and maybe uncomfortably) shift from face-to-face to telepractice as a service delivery model. Thankfully, today’s technology offers a work-around.  [...]

21 05, 2020

Language, Criminal Justice, and the Role of SLPs: Continuing the Conversation

2020-05-21T15:48:05-05:00May 21st, 2020|Assessment, Reporting and monitoring, Research, Solving barriers to implementation|

In the first installment of this article we discussed the case of Brendan Dassey, a young man with language disorder who was tried and convicted of murder despite profoundly problematic police interrogation methods. Brendan was a minor at the time. Brendan’s case was both tragic [...]

8 04, 2020

Language Sampling from Afar

2020-07-22T01:00:25-05:00April 8th, 2020|Elicitation, LSA process, Solving barriers to implementation, Training|

Hey, So in day # “I don’t even know” of this new normal, this is what I’ve noticed! My son fronts /k/ and /g/ initial positions and it’s driving me crazy, even though he just turned two. #relaxslpmom. Online yoga is not my jam because [...]

8 03, 2020

Does My Child Stutter? Using SALT to assess stuttering and measure outcomes

2020-03-10T17:26:21-05:00March 8th, 2020|Analysis, Assessment, Transcription|

Stuttering is a childhood-onset disorder of speech fluency that has an incidence of ~5% in preschool age children and a prevalence of ~1% in adults (Bloodstein & Ratner, 2008). For most children, stuttering begins between the age of 2-5 years (Guitar, 2019). With the relatively [...]

10 02, 2020

Language, Criminal Justice, and the role for SLPs: A conversation about “Making a Murderer”

2020-02-10T15:46:25-05:00February 10th, 2020|Analysis, Assessment, LSA process, Research, Transcription|

This article is based on a telephone conversation between Sally Miles, Ph.D., CCC-SLP and Karen Andriacchi M.S., CCC-SLP. The conversation was a follow-up to the language sample transcription [by SALT Services] and the analysis [by Sally using SALT software] of the Brendan Dassey interrogations made [...]

12 11, 2019

Those were the Good Ol’ Days: Historical Trends in Language Sampling and Analysis

2019-11-15T10:41:16-05:00November 12th, 2019|About us, LSA process, Research|

Rhea Paul, PhD, CCC-SLP Sacred Heart University Rhea received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1981, and has taught language development and disorders in children for over 30 years. You probably know her as the author of the quintessential textbook: Language Disorders from [...]

17 09, 2019

5 reasons I love SALT as a practicing school-based SLP

2019-09-18T02:55:41-05:00September 17th, 2019|Bilingual, LSA process, Solving barriers to implementation|

First and foremost, I have to say thank you to my very dear friend Mari Bliss. Mari and I carpooled to and from work 4-5 days a week for 2 hours a day. Mari challenged me personally and professionally, taught me and all of the [...]

29 08, 2019

“Who is looking for the frog?”

2019-11-13T10:48:22-05:00August 29th, 2019|Assessment, Bilingual, Elicitation|

SALT Comprehension Questions Take About 5 Minutes and Will Help You Get More Out of Language Samples A few years back SALT developed comprehension questions for each of the story retell language sample elicitations. Can I just say that I love these add-on questions! They [...]