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Construct Validity of the PLS-5

Alexandra and Elana created this poster based on work they did in the Assessment and Evaluation course at Teachers College Columbia University and presented it at ASHA’s convention in Chicago in November 2013.

ASHA 2013 Biases in the PLS-5

With several recent graduates of the Teachers College Columbia University speech-language pathology program, we put together a poster analyzing the biases in the PLS-5. We looked at how much were based on prior knowledge including vocabulary/labeling, exposure to...

Cleft palate at Komfo Anoyke Hospital in Kumasi, Ghana

After a brief, but thorough cleft palate lesson last night, we dove in head first and spent the morning at the weekly cleft palate clinic at Komfo Anokye hospital in Kumasi run by Dr. Peter Donkor.  Patients travel from all over Ghana to come and see Dr. Donkor for...

Visit To Strivright Auditory Oral School of New York

I recently visited the Strivright Auditory Oral School of New York. The school was founded by Pnina Bravmann, CCC-SLP/A. Pnina Bravmann is an inspired and inspiring director and visionary for the auditory oral approach. What you hear in this school are the voices of...

Ghana 2013: Professional Development Retreat

We had an incredible three-day professional development retreat in Ghana when we were there in January 2013. There were 50 special education unit school teachers of students with intellectual disabilities, 10 general education teachers, 8 dignitaries from the Division...