6 Written questions
6 Multiple choice questions
- An approach to identifying language disorders in which clinicians base their diagnostic decisions on test scores without taking social norms into consideration.
- The ability to understand language (the opposite of expression).
- Difficulties acquiring language in the absence of any other mental, sensory, motoric, emotional, or experiential deficits (functional disorder).
- The use of speech or writing to express meaning.
- non-standardized approaches to assessment provide descriptive information about tasks children routinely encounter in their environment. Unlike norm-referenced measures, scores are not compared to the average scores fo same-age peers.
- The ability to produce language (the opposite of comprehension).
6 True/False questions
Normative Approach → An approach to identifying language disorders in which clinicians base their diagnostic decisions on test scores without taking social norms into consideration.
Language Use → Refers to the meaning of language (semantics)
Interactive Assessment → Allows SLPs to test beyond the limits of behaviors the child displays in non-teaching (testing) situations. This type of testing helps clinicians decide whether poor test performance is due to language learning difficulties or lack of understanding of the test task, or limited exposure to the types of questions that are being asked.
Trans-disciplinary Assessment → Members of an assessment team conduct their own independent assesments of the child's abilities that relate to their own interest areas (SLPs evaluate speech and language only, physical therapists--motor abilities). In a summary meeting, each member of the team shares their findings and recommends treatment. The emphasis is on the parts of the child rather than the whole child.
Developmental Age → Determining a child's age to compare them to other children the same age. We typically use years and months (2;3--2 years; 3 months).
Chronological Age → Refers to the child's level of development in a given area (language). It is the age of most typically developing children at the time their language is similar to the language of the child being tested.