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  • Research: Unexpected Uses for Language Samples

    Dec 01 2021
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    From toddlers with cochlear implants to adults with primary progressive aphasia (and everything in between), SALT has been part of researching people’s spoken language. Oh, and apes’ too! One of my great joys is consulting with researchers from Communication Sciences and Disorders, Psychology, Linguistics, Neuroscience, Ed Psych and more and finding out their research interests to determine how...

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  • A Bit of Evidence for Sampling Narrative Language in AAE Speakers

    Feb 02 2021
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    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 “gold standard” for assessing language in monolingual  and bilingual children. After you collect a language sample, you ca...

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  • It Makes a Difference: Tips for Eliciting a Valid Sample That Doesn’t Go Rogue!

    Jan 29 2021
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    Dressed in my “clinic outfit” in the modest room with the oversized two-way mirror, I’m ready to record. I have been instructed to elicit a conversational language sample from my client. My supervisor is behind that mirror. How hard can it be to get this child to talk with me?  What I thought would be the easiest part of the session turned out to be a lot harder than I expected. What was...

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  • Fifty Utterances? The Why’s and How’s of Language Sample Length

    Jan 28 2021
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    When you learned about language sample analysis in grad school, you probably heard that sample length may vary but that you should aim for about fifty utterances. In the “olden days” we were shooting for 15 minutes or 100 utterances; whichever came first. I’ll gloat: our own research was key in establishing the 50 complete, intelligible, and verbal utterance guideline. So, where does that numbe...

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  • Desperate Time Calls for Desperate Measures: Take a Language Sample

    Aug 31 2020
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    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.  ASHA’s practice portal on telepractice states, “Assessment and therapy procedures and materials ma...

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  • Language Sampling from Afar

    Jul 22 2020
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    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 I end up in child’s pose the whole time and slacking like crazy.  I think my dog is tired of us all being home. Nope, still don’t like runni...

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  • Linking Transcripts

    Nov 13 2019
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    One of my favorite features of SALT software is the linking option. Basically, the program lets you link any two samples so that all reports are generated with the data from BOTH language samples presented side by side. Having the data simplified and in one report is a convenient way to present data in IEP meetings or for interpreting data yourself while writing diagnostic or progress reports. ...

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  • “Who is looking for the frog?”

    Nov 13 2019
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    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 are based on the revised Bloom’s Taxonomy(1) with a framework of questions in a hierarchy going from easy to more complex ...

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  • May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

    Jun 11 2019
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    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 order to heal, she needed to stay off her feet and was limited to sitting in chairs and bed rest. During her recov...

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  • Opportunities to Combine LENA Recording Technology and SALT

    Nov 16 2018
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      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 added a major new method to the study of the acquisition of langu...

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