ERIC Number: ED265678
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Oct-7
Reference Count: 0
Microcomputer Analysis of Children's Language Samples.
Rosenkoetter, Sharon E.; Rice, Mabel L.
The workshop paper examines the use of microcomputer packages to analyze spontaneous language samples of children with communication disorders. Advantages of computerized analysis are seen to include time saving, more efficient data management, and increased objectivity. To help consumers determine which programs to buy, four aspects are discussed: types of needed information, current information being obtained, type of available computer hardware, and backgrounds and attitudes of personnel involved. Language analysis software is then examined in terms of capabilities, time, user friendliness, cost, and local application. Three software packages for language analysis are examined: Lingquest 1, PANEL, and SALT. Advantages, limitations, and possible applications of each program are explored. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Support Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Council for Exceptional Children/Division for Early Childhood National Early Childhood Conference on Children with Special Needs (Denver, CO, October 6-8, 1985).