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1101: Introduction to LSA

Overview

In this introduction to language sample analysis (LSA), listen to an interview with Dr. Jon Miller, Professor Emeritus (UW-Madison) and co-founder of SALT Software, as he talks about the role LSA plays in assessing productive language. Then get a feel for language sampling by listening to excerpts of language samples collected from various speakers in a variety of contexts. Follow this by listening to several school-based clinicians as they talk about how they use LSA and SALT software in their clinical practice. Finally, watch a short case study which illustrates how LSA can be used effectively to assess language production.

Level: Introductory
Time to complete: 1 hour

Learner outcomes:

Upon completion of the course the participant will be able to:

  • Explain how language sample analysis can be part of best practice for assessing culturally and linguistically diverse populations.
  • Recognize features of oral language through critical listening.
  • List three reasons why language sample analysis should be used for oral language assessment.

Materials needed:

  • Adobe Reader® or other PDF reader which is needed to view document files.

To access this course:

  • Go to SALT online class 1101.
  • Create a new account or log in to your existing Moodle account. Note that this is not the same as your SALT account.
  • To enroll in this course, scroll to the bottom and click the "Enrol me" button.
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