Assessment of Communication and Language / Edition 1

Assessment of Communication and Language / Edition 1

by Kevin N. Cole, Donna J. (Eds.) Thal, Phillip S. Dale
     
 

ISBN-10: 1557661936

ISBN-13: 9781557661937

Pub. Date: 01/28/1996

Publisher: Brookes, Paul H. Publishing Company

Identifying children with language impairments has grown increasingly complex as a result of rapid and revolutionary progress in the field of communicative disorders. In Assessment of Communication and Language, leading experts in the field analyze the implications of advances in research and theory and suggest improvements to widely used methods and practices. Some…  See more details below

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Identifying children with language impairments has grown increasingly complex as a result of rapid and revolutionary progress in the field of communicative disorders. In Assessment of Communication and Language, leading experts in the field analyze the implications of advances in research and theory and suggest improvements to widely used methods and practices. Some of the important issues they discuss are who should be tested for speech/language disorders; how to adapt methods for children from multicultural backgrounds; what to do when English is a child's second language; the pros and cons of norm-referenced tests and criterion-referenced tests; new ways to use parent report; better methods for evaluating narrative discourse skills; what kinds of tests to use to develop an intervention plan; the best methods for verifying program progress; and new discoveries about language acquisition. This comprehensive guide to communication and language assessment provides speech-language pathologists, psychologists, researchers, interventionists, special educators, and students with invaluable information and helpful strategies for integrating theoretical and practical advances into their daily work.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557661937
Publisher:
Brookes, Paul H. Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Series:
Communication and Language Intervention Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
351
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.95(d)

Table of Contents

Series Preface
Editorial Advisory Board
Volume Preface
Contributors
Ch. 1Predicaments in Early Identification of Specific Language Impairment: Does the Early Bird Always Catch the Worm?1
Ch. 2Language Diversity: Implications for Assessment29
Ch. 3Prelinguistic Predictors of Later Language Development57
Ch. 4Phonological Assessment Using a Hierarchical Framework77
Ch. 5Linguistic Theory and the Assessment of Grammar97
Ch. 6Evaluating Narrative Discourse Skills121
Ch. 7Cognitive Referencing in Language Assessment143
Ch. 8Parent Report Assessment of Language and Communication161
Ch. 9"Show Me X": New Views of an Old Assessment Technique183
Ch. 10Plotting the Complexities of Language Sample Analysis: Linear and Nonlinear Dynamical Models of Assessment207
Ch. 11Assessing Children's Language in Meaningful Contexts257
Ch. 12Dynamic Assessment: The Model and Its Language Applications281
Ch. 13Progress in Assessing, Describing, and Defining Child Language Disorder309
Author Index325
Subject Index339

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