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Language assessment

Discussion in 'Special educational needs' started by timothysalinas, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. Does anybody know what language assessments are used for children with special needs? how are expressive and receptive langauge difficulties assessed and what intervetion techniques can be used?
     
  2. Does anybody know what language assessments are used for children with special needs? how are expressive and receptive langauge difficulties assessed and what intervetion techniques can be used?
     
  3. languageisheartosay

    languageisheartosay Occasional commenter

    This is a broad question - it rather depends on the diagnosis and professional administering the tests. If you have a child who has been assessed by a speech and language therapist, then you should be able to get advice from that person. Many of the language tests come from Pearson but not all. Other professionals (e.g. Ed Psychs) will also look at language.
    Most well-known problems have a national body working for the children so you can look at the website for clues. Specifically for speech and language you could try ICAN, AFASIC, talkingpoint.org.uk - they may lead you elsewhere. The Down's Syndrome education pack offers much good advice which applies to other kids as well. SLCN might be a good google entry too.
    For intervention, again, it depends on the problem. But in young children you can try to follow the normal developmental pattern e.g. in the P Scales whatever the age. Have you had a look in the Special Needs resources on this site under speech and language?
     
  4. Thankyou for your help, ill look at the resources you have suggested.
     

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