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SALT 2012 Clinical 
SALT 2010 Clinical  
SALT 16 Clinical & PDF Book
SALT 16 Clinical & PDF Book
$179 50%
SALT 2012 Instructional Site License
SALT 2010 Instructional Site License
SALT 16 Instructional Site License
SALT 16 Instructional Site License
 $599 50%
SALT 2012 Research
SALT 2010 Research
SALT 16 Research & PDF Book
SALT 16 Research & PDF Book
 $549 50%

Note: Upgrade pricing only applies when upgrading the same product (Clinical, Instructional, or Research). SALT Student software and older versions are not eligible for upgrade pricing. The upgrade software replaces the software being upgraded. It is a full version of the software and does not require that the previous version is installed on your computer. The Clinical and Research software comes with a single-user license; the software may either be activated on one shared computer, e.g., in a lab or shared office space, or on up to two computers used only by one person, e.g., home and office. If it is installed on a network, controls must be in place to restrict access to one user at a time. The Instructional software comes with a site license; the software may be activated on any number of computers owned by the university and may only be used for classroom and clinical instruction.

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Step 2: If you qualify for upgrade pricing, we will email you a discount code within 1-2 business days.

Step 3: Order SALT 16 using the discount code you were emailed.

Differences between SALT 2012 and SALT 16

New Reference Databases

  • New Persuasion database with 113 samples from students in 9th - 12th grade attending public schools in Madison and the Milwaukee area. Additional 66 samples included from 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students attending school in Queensland, Australia. The persuasion task requires students to select from a list of topics, fill out a planning sheet, and provide their persuasive argument using their planning sheet.. SI coding and a new Persuasion Scoring Scheme rubric were applied to all samples.
  • Expanded Expository database with the addition of samples from 112 students in 9th - 12th grade attending public schools in Madison and the Milwaukee area.
  • New Monolingual Spanish Story Retell database with 1,068 samples from native Spanish-speaking children in grades 1 – 3, drawn from public schools in Guadalajara, Mexico. The samples, which are based on retelling one of four frog stories, were collected and transcribed as part of the NICHD grant R01 HD44923, ‘‘Language and Literacy Development in Mexican Children’’, Claude Goldenberg, P.I..
  • New Zealand databases expanded to include samples elicited in Australia. Australian samples for these databases were contributed by Marleen Westerveld.

Changes to the Software

  • Support for fluency coding which can be applied to any transcript, any linguistic context. New Fluency Codes and Behavior Report summarizes the codes and is useful for initial assessment as well as for tracking progress. New Fluency Codes and Behavior Report has been added. Fluency coding can be applied to any transcript; any linguistic context. This report is useful for initial assessment as well as for tracking progress. Routines have been added to facilitate coding.
  • New language measures including “% Utterances with Errors”, “% Utterances with Mazes”, and “Moving Average TTR”.
  • Revised Database Standard Measures Report includes two sections: top section based on entire sample, and bottom section based on same sample length. Variables affected by length of the transcript are automatically compared to database samples of the same length.
  • SALT editor includes support for the persuasion context and scoring rubric. New Persuasion Scoring Scheme Report summarizes the scores for this rubric.
  • Optional comprehension questions available for the Narrative Story Retell elicitation protocol. SALT editor includes support for the scoring rubric and the new Comprehension Questions Report summarizes the scores.
  • New PDF Batch option has been added to the Windows version for accumulating multiple reports in one pdf file (not available on Mac version).
  • Improved the function of error checking, root identification, and SI coding routines.
  • New Word Base setting has been added, allowing users to select the set of words to include in analyses by the codes attached to them.
  • Reorganized the Setup menu to make specific settings easier to find.
  • Changed the default error codes from [E=] (all codes beginning with the letter E) to specific error codes [EO=], [EW=], [EW] and [EU]. You can easily edit this list using Setup menu --> Lists --> Current Code Lists.
  • Research version only: new edit routine has been added to automatically insert codes on words identified by one or more of the 23 Grammatical Categories. Once coded, these words can be used in subsequent searches.
  • Research version only: Rectangular Data File utility has been updated to include all the new data variables.

2nd Edition of Textbook

Assessing Language Production Using SALT Software: A Clinician's Guide to Language Sample Analysis (2nd Edition) (Miller, Andriacchi, & Nockerts, 2015). This updated reference book reflects the changes made to the SALT 16 software and includes a new chapter on fluency coding and written samples. New appendices were added as additional resources. Beginning November 1, 2016, a PDF copy of this textbook will be included with SALT 16 Clinical, Student, and Research software.

Older version: Differences between SALT 2010 and SALT 2012

New Reference Databases

  • New Play database with play-based conversational samples from typically developing children, ranging in age from 2;8 - 5;8, drawn from preschools in Madison and kindergartens in the Madison Metropolitan Public School District. These children, whose primary language is English, came from a variety of economic backgrounds and ability levels. All samples consist of an examiner playing with child using playdough or small toys.
  • 155 additional samples from 5th and 6th graders from public schools in Madison and the Milwaukee area were added to both the Expository database and the Narrative Story Retell database.
  • More than 2,000 samples, based on 2 additional frog stories, were added to the Bilingual Spanish/English Story Retell databases.
  • New Bilingual Spanish/English Unique Story databases with 475 samples based on telling (not retelling) a frog story.
  • New Zealand Expository database has been added, with samples collected from New Zealand children aged 6;1 – 7;11. A total of 65 six- and seven-year-old participants were recruited from three primary schools located in suburban Auckland, New Zealand (NZ). This database was contributed by Marleen Westerveld who was supported by a Massey University Research Fund award.

Improvements to the Software

  • New report format. The old report format has been replaced. Print these updated reports or save them as pdf files to incorporate into your evaluations and client records.
  • All versions of SALT 2012 come with built-in support for Spanish and French transcription and analysis. In addition, SALT 2012 for Windows® uses an expanded character set (UTF-8) which allows for transcription in many other languages.
  • New reports have been added.
    • The Database menu is now available with linked transcripts, allowing for a side-by-side report of two samples, each compared to age or grade-matched peers.
    • The Grammatical Category report has been added due to the generosity of Dr. Ron Channell who contributed the algorithm, dictionary, and software code. All the words in the transcripts are categorized into 23 grammatical parts of speech, e.g., nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, coordinators, subordinators. Counts of each category are given with the option of listing the words within each category.
    • The new Omissions and Error Codes report summarizes the omitted words, morphemes, and clitics, and the words and utterances coded as errors.
    • Research version only: The Rectangular Data File utility now uses more meaningful labels and includes a variable key. All new variables have been added.
  • The transcription conventions have been expanded to include marking prefixes, e.g., un\happy, and hyphenated words, e.g., mother-in-law.
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