Dr. Catherine Crowley developed these questions over the course of her clinical practice. She has found them to be the most effective and valid pieces of information needed by the evaluator in order to distinguish language difference from disorder, especially in culturally and linguistically diverse populations.
Difference Disorder or Gap: Language Acquisitional History, Family History, and Educational Background (DDoG: Module 1)
Cate introduces the module series, explaining the evidence an evaluator needs to distinguish a true disorder from a language difference or academic gaps resulting from a lack of adequate educational instruction.
Dr. Cate Crowley created this document to support speech language pathologists in appropriate disability determination, from carrying out the assessment to writing a quality report. Included here is a template along with the law, policy, and research supporting it as best practice in identifying individuals with disability.
In this second module, Cate reviews the critical questions that should be asked of the parent during an evaluation and begins the first part of the interview with Alex’s mother.
In this third video module, Cate continues on with the critical questions that need to be answered during the parent interview.
In this video module, Cate introduces the child being evaluated for this case study and begins the evaluation by using a variety of materials available on LEADERSproject.org.
In this video module Cate continues to look at the child’s receptive language skills using excerpts of auditory comprehension subtests from the PLS-5 English and Spanish editions.
In this module Cate shows us how to elicit a quality narrative sample in order to assess expressive language.
In this module Cate discusses using dynamic assessment using repetition of nonwords, sentences and syllables (Dollaghan & Campbell, 1998) to help confirm Alex’s diagnosis of developmental apraxia.
This module reviews how Cate combines all the information gathered during the assessment and puts it together into a diagnosis and final report.