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SALT-NZAU Reference Book

This new textbook incorporates 25 years of research and clinical practice using language sample analysis. It completes the series of learning materials providing both the conceptual background of LSA and practical guidelines for using SALT. This customized book, for New Zealand and Australia, is a result of a long-term collaboration with Gail Gillon and Marleen Westerveld from the Department of Communication Disorders at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand.  This book is included as a PDF file with the purchase of all versions of the software.  

NZAU ASSESSING LANGUAGE PRODUCTION USING SALT SOFTWARE: A Clinician's Guide to Language Sample Analysis (3rd Edition)

Edited by Jon F. Miller, Karen Andriacchi, Ann Nockerts, Marleen Westerveld, & Gail Gillon, with contributions from Joyelle DiVall-Rayan, Anne van Bysterveldt, and Nikola Nelson

APA Citation: Miller, J. F., Andriacchi, K., Nockerts, A., Westerveld, M., & Gillon, G. (2020). NZAU Assessing Language Production Using SALT Software: A clinician's guide to language sample analysis (3rd Edition). Madison, WI: SALT Software, LLC.

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to LSA Using SALT
  • Chapter 2: Eliciting Language Samples
  • Chapter 3: Transcribing Language Samples
  • Chapter 4: Analyzing Language Samples
  • Chapter 5: Interpreting Language Samples
  • Chapter 6: Beyond Standard Measures
  • Chapter 7: Assessing Children's Language Using the NZ-AU Reference Databases
  • Chapter 8: Additional Applications of SALT
  • Chapter 9: Pulling It All Together: Examples from our case study files
  • Appendix A: NZ-AU Conversation Database
  • Appendix B: NZ-AU Story Retell Database
  • Appendix C: NZ-AU Personal Narrative Database
  • Appendix D: NZ-AU Expository Database
  • Appendix E: AU-USA Persuasion Database
  • Appendices F-M: USA and contributed databases
  • Appendix N: Summary of SALT Transcription Conventions
  • Appendix O: C-Unit Segmentation Rules
  • Appendix P: Subordination Index
  • Appendix Q-S: Macro analyses (NSS, ESS, PSS, and ONQ)
  • Appendix T: Guide to the SALT Variables
  • Appendix U: Understanding SALT Measures: Standard Deviation
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