Highlights From Our July Issue The July 2017 issue of LSHSS begins with a helpful Editorial from Editor-in-Chief Shelley Gray. Dr. Gray details how author resources found in the ASHA Journals Academy can help you prepare your article for peer review and avoid potential delays. Carol Westby and Karla N. Washington detail how SLPs can ... Announcement
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The July 2017 issue of LSHSS begins with a helpful Editorial from Editor-in-Chief Shelley Gray. Dr. Gray details how author resources found in the ASHA Journals Academy can help you prepare your article for peer review and avoid potential delays.
Carol Westby and Karla N. Washington detail how SLPs can apply the World Health Organization International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) in their assessment and treatment of children with language impairments. This tutorial will help SLPs use the ICF to assess performance, identify personal and environmental factors that influence a child's skill capacity, and set language goals linked to Common Core State Standards.
In their research article, Stefano Rezzonico and colleagues investigated tensed verb accuracy in typically developing 4- and 5-year-old bilingual children speaking Cantonese and English. The results of their study suggest that SLPs may consider, in addition to an elicitation task, evaluating the use of verbs during narratives in bilingual Cantonese–English children.
Alison Eisel Hendricks and Suzanne M. Adlof focused on children who speak nonmainstream dialects. They explored how scoring modifications on two norm-referenced language measures—the Diagnostic Evaluation of Language Variation–Screening Test and the Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals–Fourth Edition (CELF-4)—affect the assessment of children who display a range of dialect variation.
In their longitudinal study,Svenja Gusewski and Raúl Rojas continue the discussion on tense marking in the narratives of dual language learners, focusing instead on bilingual Spanish–English preschoolers. Growth curve models were used to monitor tense-marking accuracy, which was indexed by the finite verb morphology composite and two specifically developed adaptations.
Stacey L. Pavelko and Robert E. Owens Jr. asked whether the language sample analysis metrics of mean length of utterance (MLUS), total number of words (TNW), clauses per sentence (CPS), and/or words per sentence (WPS) can document age-related changes in children's language. In a useful real-world scenario, they detail the average time an SLP might spend in collecting, transcribing, and analyzing conversational language samples.