Comprehensive Assessment: Using Research to Improve Practice for SLPs

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Session Dates

Tuesday April 04, 2017 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM


Comprehensive assessment utilizes information from a variety of sources to address the difference vs. disorder challenge faced school based SLPs. Participants will review the evidence on diagnostic accuracy of tests, dynamic assessment methods, and narrative analysis techniques. Opportunities for SLPs to consider the impact of socio-economic status, cultural and linguistic differences, and the impact of language variation will be provided. SLPs will learn to compare data from standardized assessments and use specific dynamic assessment techniques to identify and address areas of weakness.


  • Identify 3 pieces of research on assessment practices.
  • Summarize the diagnostic accuracy of norm-referenced techniques and dynamic assessment methods.
  • Identify 3 sample statements for use in report writing to document evidence based assessment practices.


Speech and Language Pathologists

Individuals attending this workshop must arrive on time and stay the duration of the workshop in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours.

Topics Covered: Speech & Language

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this training. Contact: Distance Learning, 800-446-5607 ext. 6884 or " (Distance Learning)"

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


Marie C. Ireland, M.ED. CCC-SLP, BCS-CL

Event Contact:


Distance Learning
800-446-5607 x6884


Elizabeth Christopher