Pennsylvania Department of Education

Session Dates

Friday February 16th, 2018 9:00AM — 3:30PM

Tools for Your Speech Language Toolbox: Place Voice Manner Charting and Intelligibility Measures

Diagnostics are the key to appropriate identification and dismissal of students from speech language services. There are many tools that are used in an effective assessment. Two tools that are useful for SLP to determine a student’s current level of functioning and to plan intervention or dismissal are place voice manner charting (PVM) and intelligibility measures. Use of PVM charting is a quick way to determine the skills in a student’s sound system and to reflect upon these skills in order to select evidence based treatment methods. In addition to PVM analysis, taking intelligibility measures is a quick and effective way to assess the student’s communication skills. This session will be hands on practice to effectively take data utilizing these two methods and how to document the data appropriately.


Participants will:

  1. State 3 diagnostic uses for intelligibility measures.
  2. Complete 3 intelligibility measure calculations with less than one error.
  3. Complete 2 PVM charts based on a case studies.
  4. State 3 places that PVM charting and intelligibility measures are documented in a student’s IEP and other paperwork.

Target Audience

Speech-Language Pathologists

Individuals attending this course must arrive on time and stay the duration of the course in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours. Requests for exceptions are to be brought to the attention of the individual´s Superintendent or IU Director prior to the course.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Tom Wolf, Governor


  • Arin Intermediate Unit 28

Event Type

  • Inservices/workshops

Credit Type

  • Act 48 (5 hours)

Registration Contact

Christine Glock,, 800-446-5607

Content Contact

Elizabeth Christopher,, 800-360-7282 x3409

Topics Covered

Speech and Language


  • PaTTAN Educational Consultant

Other Dates

  • Wednesday October 17th, 2018 9:00AM — 3:30PM