15 06, 2018

Four Myths About Language Sample Analysis

2018-06-12T14:33:03+00:00 June 15th, 2018|LSA process, Solving barriers to implementation|

Why don’t you use language sample analysis in your practice? “It takes too much time.” “The results are difficult to interpret.” “It’s just hard to learn how to do it.”   “The whole process is too difficult.” Sound familiar? I promise you, it’s not as [...]

1 06, 2018

Case Study in How to Bring Evidence-Based Practice into YOUR Practice

2018-05-29T13:51:21+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Solving barriers to implementation|

According to ASHA, evidence-based practice (EBP) in speech and language proceeds in a four-step process: Step 1: Framing the Clinical Question Step 2: Finding the Evidence Step 3: Assessing the Evidence Step 4: Making the Clinical Decision The examples ASHA provides to illustrate this four-step [...]

15 05, 2018

Transcription Shortcuts

2018-05-15T00:26:13+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Solving barriers to implementation, Transcription|

You didn’t get a degree in Speech-Language Pathology without at least hearing about language sample analysis (LSA). For those of us who had to learn to analyze a language sample by hand, I feel your pain. In another post, I share why I believe the [...]

1 05, 2018

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

2018-04-30T17:33:52+00:00 May 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 [...]

3 04, 2018

The Big Picture: Language Sample Analysis Capturing Communication in Action

2018-04-09T09:45:31+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|About us, LSA process|

Language sample analysis: time consuming and complicated. Maybe. But it’s also one of the most effective diagnostic and monitoring tools SLPs have to help our clients. I have dedicated the last 30-odd years of my life to researching language sample analysis, striving to make it [...]