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Playlist: VIRTUAL & IN-PERSON ELICITATION

YouTube Video Description
Featuring SALT's Online Story Elicitation program
Eliciting a Spanish sample using the Online Story Elicitation program (2:33)
Level: Introductory

Watch a short demonstration of SALT's new Online Story Elicitation program. This video illustrates eliciting a Spanish story retell.

In-person elicitation using the Online Story Elicitation program (2:47)
Level: Introductory

The Online Story Elicitation program can be used for an in-person story retell elicitation. Watch this video to see how it works!

How to use the Online Story Elicitation program with Zoom on a Mac (10:43)
Level: Introductory
How to use the Online Story Elicitation program in a virtual session. This video goes through the process step-by-step using Zoom on a MacView or print the steps.
How to use the Online Story Elicitation program with Zoom on a PC (10:09)
Level: Introductory
How to use the Online Story Elicitation program in a virtual session. This video goes through the process step-by-step using Zoom on a PCView or print the steps.
Other elicitation video
Eliciting a virtual conversation (2:48)
Level: Introductory
Eliciting a language sample through telepractice is easy! Watch this example of  eliciting a conversational language sample.

 

Playlist: TRANSCRIPTION TIPS

YouTube Video Description
Creating and saving a transcript file (4:28)
Level: Introductory
This video gets users up and running by demonstrating how to create and save a new SALT transcript file.
Past tense -ED and -EN (4:20)
Level: Introductory-Intermediate
This video reviews the transcription conventions for words ending with -ED and -EN. It can sometimes be confusing to determine which forms are slashed and which are not. Examples and explanations are provided. 
Gerunds vs -ING verbs (3:49)
Level: Introductory-Intermediate
This video reviews transcription conventions for words ending with -ING. Verb forms are slashed while gerunds are not. Examples and explanations are provided.
Inserting Spanish characters on a Mac (2:58)
Level: Introductory
This video demonstrates how to type Spanish characters when transcribing Spanish language samples (Mac Version).
Inserting Spanish characters with Windows (4:38)
Level: Introductory
This video demonstrates how to type Spanish characters when transcribing Spanish language samples (Windows® version).

 

Playlist: ANALYSIS TIPS

YouTube Video Description
Analyzing a language sample (12:13)
Level: Introductory
This video demonstrates how to use the Analyze menu to produce reports on syntax/morphology, semantics, macro analysis of narratives, discourse, verbal facility, errors, and codes. All reports from the Analyze menu are generated without database comparison data.
Database comparison (13:46)
Level: Introductory-Intermediate
This video demonstrates how to use the Database menu to analyze your language sample and compare it to a reference database of language measures. After choosing comparison transcripts from a selected reference database, reports are generated producing normed data with mean scores and standard deviations. Reports include summary data as well as specifics on syntax/morphology, semantics, macro analysis of narratives, discourse, verbal facility, errors, and codes.
Linking two transcripts for analysis (2:39)
Level: Introductory
Linking two transcripts allows the user to generate analysis reports with side-by-side data. This is a convenient way to compare outcomes. It is useful for demonstrating change over time (time one/time two), showing outcomes of bilingual samples (language one/language two), or for comparing the outcomes of different sampling contexts (e.g., con vs. nar). This short video demonstrates how to link two transcripts together and then run analyses using the Analyze menu.
Linking with database comparison (4:54)
Level: Intermediate
This video demonstrates how to link two transcripts and then run analysis using a SALT reference database for comparison. The reports show side-by-side reference database outcomes from both transcripts. Linking transcripts is useful for demonstrating change over time (time one/time two), showing outcomes of bilingual transcripts (language one/language two), or for comparing the outcomes of different sampling contexts (e.g., con vs. nar).
Explore menu - Word and Code Lists (4:53)
Level: Advanced
This video demonstrates how to use the Explore menu to list and find specific words, codes, or utterances of interest. The "list" option generates a list of matching utterances or words for viewing or printing. The "find"  option locates the matching utteranes in your transcript which is great for editing.
Explore menu - Standard Utterance Types (3:28)
Level: Advanced
This video demonstrates how to use the Explore menu to search your transcript for “Standard Utterance Types” which are pre-defined utterances such as questions and utterances with mazes, pauses, omissions, and error codes. This video also shows how you can combine utterance types as well as search for utterances not contained in the pre-defined sets.

 

 Playlist: Scoring SI, NSS, ESS, and PSS

YouTube Video Description
Inserting Subordination Index scores (3:08)
Level: Introductory
This video demonstrates how to insert scores for the Subordination Index (a measure of clausal density) using SALT’s automated scoring tool. You will also learn to compare SI scores in the SALT reference databases.
Inserting NSS, ESS, and PSS scores (3:32)
Level: Introductory
This video demonstrates how to score a transcript for the Narrative, Expository, and Persuasive Scoring Schemes. These scores are added to a completed transcript and produce scores for narrative macrostructure. Component and composite scores can be compared to outcomes in relevant SALT reference databases.

 

 Playlist: VIDEO LECTURES

YouTube Video Description
Introduction to SALT and LSA (48:06)
Level: Introductory
This video is a combination of lecture, case study, and software demonstration. It covers language sample analysis as part of a comprehensive evaluation, the SALT elicitation protocols, and how to complete a basic analysis of a language sample.
Analyze a transcript - a demonstration (19:03)
Level: Introductory
This video demonstrates the steps to analyze a language sample transcript using the Database and Analyze menus. The analysis steps go beyond the Standard Measures Report and show where to look further.
Assessing bilingual (Spanish/English) ELs (30:06)
Level: Introductory
This video is a combination lecture, case study, and demonstration of a bilingual Spanish/English language sample analysis.
Story Retell Comprehension Questions (15:46)
Level: Introductory
This video discusses how the story-retell comprehension questions were developed and how to score the speaker’s answers. The video also provides suggestions for interpretation of the outcomes. Scoring examples are provided.

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