This document is based upon the requirements of the federal, state, and city law, regulations, and policies.
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.
Dr. Cate Crowley walks us through an appropriate evaluation of a culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) preschooler, previously misdiagnosed. She takes us from the parent interview, to interacting with the child, writing the evaluation and even formulating appropriate IEP goals.
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 continues to look at the child’s receptive language skills using excerpts of auditory comprehension subtests from the PLS-5 English and Spanish editions.
This article was one of the first to investigate nonword repetition as dynamic assessment. It also highlighted its importance as a less biased measure of language impairment for individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
This is a special education field advisory that was released in December, 2014. It details the use of standardized scores with culturally and linguistically diverse children.
Module 6 in this series discusses real world applications in disability evaluations.
Module 5 in this series outlines some morphosyntactic features of American English dialects relating to the use of phrases, clauses and sentences.
Module 4 in this series outlines some morphosyntactic features of American English dialects relating to the use of adjectives, adverbs, prepositions and conjunctions.