Assessment for Developing Language

Developing language period
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Fast mapping - meaning of words is limited until child has additional experience with it, but they still produce it
- children's understanding of word meaning, even when they produce the word themselves, may be more limited than the adult's understanding of the meaning of the same word
- have the knowledge to produce the word but they don't fully understand it
Children commonly produce sentence forms such as agent-action-object constructions, even when they fail to perform correctly on comprehension tests of these same forms in settings where nonlinguistic cues have been removed. They may have an IDEA OF IT. Sensitivity vs. Specificity **We want more SENSITIVE tests. Test both b/c a problem with receptive dramatic difference between expressive. +1 SD diff 1 syndrome where it's opposite William's syndrome PRESENT POSITIVE-sensitive PRESENT NEGATIVE-False + ABSENT POSITIVE-False - ABSENT NEGATIVE-Specific
What situations, partners and materials are best for collecting a speech sample from a child with developing language?familiar! playing with dolls, natural things they enjoy give them measure of controlHow is MLU computed and for what purposes is it used? Advantages and disadvantages?Means of indexing syntactic development -MLU alone is never a good way to decide language development 1) segment speech into utterances 2) transcribe the sample, putting each utterance on a new line 3) identify first 50 fully intelligible utterances (eliminate unintelligible) 4) Count morphemes in each utterance 5) Add total morphemes, divide by total utterancesWhat is the purpose of using elicited production procedures in criterion referenced assessment?Get some evidence about forms that do not exist in a language sample Shy puppet activity for eliciting questionsGoal of pragmatic assessment for a child with developing languageUse criterion referenced or informal procedures - can tell us whether clients are stronger or weaker in pragmatic communication relative to their skills in other language area -identify pragmatic contexts in which new forms should be practiced Ex: observation of natural communication - rate interaction as appropriate or not appropriate