Assessing Language and Literacy Skills of School-Aged Children School-based speech-language pathologists assess students to establish eligibility, collect baselines for treatment goals, determine progress during intervention and verify generalization of skills. Selecting appropriate assessment tools and methods can be challenging due to time constraints, agency regulations, and availability of tests. This article will describe legal considerations, types of assessments, ... Article
Article  |   June 01, 2008
Assessing Language and Literacy Skills of School-Aged Children
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Jennifer Walz Garrett
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
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Article   |   June 01, 2008
Assessing Language and Literacy Skills of School-Aged Children
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, June 2008, Vol. 9, 66-70. doi:10.1044/sbi9.2.66
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, June 2008, Vol. 9, 66-70. doi:10.1044/sbi9.2.66
Abstract

School-based speech-language pathologists assess students to establish eligibility, collect baselines for treatment goals, determine progress during intervention and verify generalization of skills. Selecting appropriate assessment tools and methods can be challenging due to time constraints, agency regulations, and availability of tests. This article will describe legal considerations, types of assessments, and the factors involved with the selection and use of various assessment procedures and tools. In addition, speech-language pathologists will learn to calculate words correct per minute (WCPM) and perform miscue analysis, which can provide additional language and literacy information about a child's educational needs.

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