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 [...]

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 [...]

13 05, 2019

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

2019-06-11T13:20:42-05:00May 13th, 2019|Elicitation, Solving barriers to implementation|

May 26 - 31: Communication Disorders in Adults A Family Story My perfectly healthy, happy, and extremely social mother of 85 years recently hurt her knee. The pain became excruciating and the family was called into action for doctor appointments and subsequent in-home care. In [...]

23 04, 2019

Eek! Progress Note Time

2019-04-24T08:06:49-05:00April 23rd, 2019|Analysis, Assessment, Reporting and monitoring, Solving barriers to implementation|

We just wrapped up the second trimester at school and I finished writing out progress notes for nearly 60 kids on caseload, all of whom have multiple goals on which to report. Every trimester I’m a little daunted by the fact that I have to [...]

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 [...]

16 11, 2018

Opportunities to Combine LENA Recording Technology and SALT

2018-11-16T01:39:45-05:00November 16th, 2018|Assessment, Elicitation, Research, Solving barriers to implementation|

  Dr. Kimbrough Oller Professor and Plough Chair of Excellence The University of Memphis School of Communication Sciences and Disorders ____________________ The technology produced by the LENA Foundation for all-day recording in the home with a battery-powered device worn in infants' and children's clothing has [...]