For August 2017, we reviewed 34 journals and identified 92 articles as potentially relevant to Pediatric and School-Based SLPs. We then narrowed it down to what's covered here. For more on how we do this, see here.

 

 

LSA from conversation: option for preschool/elementary

We’ve chatted before about how many SLPs are not using language sample analysis (LSA) as often as they should, and provided some examples of LSA tools to use. One of the LSA options previously discussed was...

 

LSA from retell and comprehension questions: an option for teens

Nippold et al., aim to “create a language sampling task appropriate for adolescents.” They use Greek fables (don’t worry—they’re very short!) as a tool to elicit language samples from typically-developing eighth graders (n = 30), with specific retell and comprehension questions to accompany it...

 

Modification to standardized tests for speakers of nonmainstream dialects

The authors of this paper discuss how, when an SLP evaluates a young speaker of a nonmainstream American English dialect (NMAE), s/he is faced with two tasks: first, to determine if the child is a speaker of a nonmainstream dialect, and then to determine if that child does or does not have a language disorder. Though the task may seem straightforward...

 

Early predictors of literacy—what are they, and where do they lead?

Two large studies this month address early predictors of reading achievement. In a study of 251 preschoolers, Puglisi et al. examined the impact of home literacy environment on child literacy outcomes. They found that the amount of storybook exposure at home in the early childhood years, alone, was not a major predictor...

 

And more...

On cochlear implants, Down syndrome, and pragmatic language...

 

Perspective Pieces

On AAC, the Deaf community, and terminology for language disorder...

 
 

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