Does formal assessment of comprehension by SLP agree with teachers perceptions of functional comprehension skills in the classroom?

This study considered collaborative practice in contributing to joint assessment and producing appropriate referral of children to speech and language therapy. The findings suggest that teachers can fairly accurately identify the level of children’s functioning from informal observations, and these were corroborated through standardized speech and language therapy assessment.

Purse, Katie and Gardner, Hilary. (2013). Does formal assessment of comprehension by SLT agree with teachers’ perceptions of functional comprehension skills in the classroom? Child Language Teaching & Therapy, 29, 343-357.

About rickyWburk

Ricky W. Burk, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, is a speech-language pathologist who provides in-home therapy for adolescents and adults residing in Tennessee and Mississippi who stutter. His career includes PreK, elementary, middle, and high school practice, undergraduate & graduate faculty appointments, skilled nursing, national & international consultation, private practice, and national & international speaking presentations. He holds the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence, and he is a Board Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders. He is the ASHA Continuing Education Administrator for the National Association for Speech Fluency.
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