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1201: Elicitation - Getting Started

Because people apply their language differently in different sampling contexts, the decision of which sampling context to use is very important. The different sampling contexts covered in this course will help you choose the appropriate sampling context for clients of various ages and abilities. You will also learn techniques for eliciting consistent and useful language samples. Equipment needs, specifically digital recorders and playback systems, are also discussed.

Level: Introductory
Time to complete: 1 hour

Learner outcomes:

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

  • Select an appropriate sampling context based on a client's age.
  • List the skills and equipment needed to elicit language samples.
  • List the SALT reference databases available for age-matched comparisons.

Materials needed:

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

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