ERIC Number: ED371528
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Language Sample Analysis: The Wisconsin Guide. Bulletin 92424.
Leadholm, Barbara J.; Miller, Jon F.
This publication discusses the role of Language Sample Analysis (LSA) in identifying language disorders, providing detail necessary to initiate a focused intervention program, and providing a method for monitoring progress in language intervention. Section 1 provides an overview of the LSA process and types of language disorders, while Section 2 discusses the sampling process in detail. Section 3 describes the transcription process and coding conventions; Section 4 describes analytical procedures that cover various aspects of productive language. A step-by-step review of a case study is included in Section 5. Section 6 reviews the issues and concerns in documenting language disorders in linguistically and culturally diverse populations as well as in children with cognitive, sensory, or motor deficits. Section 7 explains how language sample analysis is applied in the evaluation team process. Appendices contain: (1) the Reference Database, a set of criterion-referenced measures of language performance for children ages 3-13; (2) transcript entry conventions for computer and hand analysis procedures; (3) a list of approximately 50 resources for further information; (4) glossary of terms; (5) information on cost-effectiveness of LSA; (6) sample case studies; and (7) materials on how to meet the needs of linguistically and culturally diverse children. References accompany most sections. (JDD)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Cultural Differences, Dialogs (Language), Disabilities, Disability Identification, Educational Diagnosis, Elementary Secondary Education, Expressive Language, Instructional Development, Intervention, Language Impairments, Language Tests, Sampling, Student Evaluation
Publication Sales, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Drawer 179, Milwaukee, WI 53293-0179.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin