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.
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.
SALT Course Id: 1101
Time to complete: 1 hour