sound system becomes more complex
language form becomes more complex
you have about 10,000 words by 6 years old
how words are made up
school age accomplishments
learn alphabetic principle
vocab jump associated with reading
reading and writing take us out of the here and now
reading comprehension and writing demand social cognition
literacy and college
if you impose barriers, it can affect language and literacy learning
kids from diverse backgrounds have different expectations of conversation
what is assessment?
finding out where someone is functioning at a point in time
analyzing and synthesizing data
why are assessments scary?
they are limited
what do i need to do a good assessment?
ask the right questions the right way
interact with people
be prepared to be clear and to counsel
deal with the grieving process
purposes of assessment
identify skills a person does and does not have in an area of communication
identify typical from disorder
guide the design for intervention for enhancing a person's communicative skills
to monitor growth
to qualify for special services
scope and sequence of assessment for social communication
screening and referral
do we need to look further
designing and administering assessment protocol
identify area of concern
decide what kind of data to gather
collect and organize data
formal commercial tests probe...
formal commercial tests separate ____ from ____
typical from non typical patterns
formal commercial tests give a score that compares performance with...
other children in the same age group
formal commercial tests are standardized which means...
must be identical each time
in formal commercial tests, you must use...
an appropriate comparison group
standardized norm referenced tests separate typical from non typical if they are...
valid (measures what it is supposed to)
administered as directed
used with an appropriate comparison group
standardized norm referenced tests don't measure...
____ are only one piece of the puzzle
standardized norm referenced tests
you gather all kinds of information in assessment findings
interaction with variety of tasks
interaction in "real" communication
in assessments, you need to evaluate _____ as appropriate
interpreting assessment findings
you gather all kinds of information
evaluate physical system as appropriate
formal testing measures
checklists of behaviors
put together a bigger picture
capture social communication at that stage of client's life