Language Assessment in Adolescents

Language Assessment in Adolescents: Implications for Intervention
Dr. Marylin Nippold, CCC-SLP

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In this webinar, Dr. Nippold addresses the assessment of spoken language production in adolescents with known or suspected language disorders. In addition to standardized norm-referenced language tests, she discusses the use of non-standardized measures that are ecologically valid: language sampling in three main genres of discourse: conversational, narrative, and expository. Dr. Nippold   explains how the results of language assessment can inform the design of functional goals and activities to promote the accuracy, clarity, and efficiency of spoken language production in adolescents.

ASHA: 0.2 ASHA CEUs, Intermediate Level

CA SLPAHB: 2.0 hrs

CMH: 2.0 hrs

Marilyn A. Nippold, PhD., CCC-SLP, is a professor of communication disorders and sciences at the University of Oregon where she teaches and conducts research in language development and disorders in school-age children, adolescents, and young adults. She is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and was awarded ASHA Honors in 2015. She has published numerous articles in research journals and several books, including the 3rd edition of Language Sampling with Children and Adolescents: Implications for Intervention (2021). Professor Nippold received her bachelor’s degree in philosophy (University of California Los Angeles), her master’s degree in communicative disorders (California State University Long Beach), and her doctoral degree in speech-language-hearing sciences (Purdue University). Her recent research projects have addressed discourse development, critical thinking, and grammatical competence in school-age children, adolescents, and young adults.

  1. Explain the conditions under which norm-referenced standardized language tests are both appropriate and inappropriate for use with adolescents
  2. Explain the benefits of using language samples during assessment with adolescents
  3. Explain how to elicit and analyze language samples with adolescents in conversational, narrative, and expository discourse
  4. Explain how to design functional goals and activities to promote the accuracy, clarity, and efficiency of spoken language production in adolescents

This course must be watched in its entirety. In order to receive the CMH or the CEU certificate, a quiz is required to be completed with 80% success.

Financial— Dr. Marilyn A. Nippold receives a speaking fee from the Lavi Institute/Power Up Conference. Dr. Marilyn A. Nippold is the author of the 3rd edition of Language Sampling with Children and Adolescents: Implications for Intervention (2021)

Nonfinancial— none

15 mins – Disclosures, Introduction

60 mins – objectives

Explain the conditions under which norm-referenced standardized language tests are both appropriate and inappropriate for use with adolescents

Explain the benefits of using language samples during assessment with adolescents

Explain how to elicit and analyze language samples with adolescents in conversational, narrative, and expository discourse

Explain how to design functional goals and activities to promote the accuracy, clarity, and efficiency of spoken language production in adolescents

30 mins – Review of recommended methodology and strategies

15 mins – Q&A

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