This modules explains how to provide quantification for a delay or disorder, if one exists, as it is required by the law.
This is a model evaluation of Martha: a prelinguistic 3-year-old child who is blind and has very significant cognitive, fine motor, and gross motor impairments.
This is a model evaluation of Anthony: a 3-year-old child with multiple-handicaps who has “Shaken Baby Syndrome” due to abuse.
This article examines the benefits and differences of bilingual children’s linguistic and cognitive development.
A hologram is a description of a child within an evaluation that illustrates the child’s strengths and weaknesses for the reader and should include examples that show the child’s ability to learn and highest level of functioning, as well as a description of when his or her skills break down.
It is extremely important that the evaluator include all the necessary information in their evaluation. This is a template of all the necessary sections in an evaluation.
A variety of assessment materials and procedures, including both static and dynamic assessments and language samples, are frequently used in speech and language as well as psychoeducational evaluations.
Fast mapping is a type of novel word-learning, dynamic assessment used in evaluating preschool and school-aged children.
Language sampling is an essential part of any speech and language evaluation and research has shown it to be less biased against culturally and linguistically diverse children than standardized tests.
It is important to be as thorough as possible when writing the background section of the evaluation as extenuating circumstances could explain a delay in language development and also help the evaluator differentiate between a delay, disorder, or normal language development, given the circumstances.