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The clinical application of SALT to evaluate intervention program effectiveness in a school context

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Calder, S ORCID: 0000-0001-6064-5837, Wells, R, Glisson, L, Stirling, C and Claessen, M 2018 , 'The clinical application of SALT to evaluate intervention program effectiveness in a school context' , Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology, vol. 20, no. 1 , pp. 8-13 .

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Abstract

Language sample analysis (LSA) is highly recommended in the literature as a clinical tool for diagnosis, goal-setting and measuring effectiveness. This paper describes a project undertaken by a team of speech-language pathologists in a school context, whereby language samples of a narrative retell task from 91 children with developmental language disorder (DLD) were analysed using systematic analysis of language transcription (SALT) at two testing points. This was done in an effort to streamline usual narrative analysis processes and to evaluate the effectiveness of whole school narrative programming. Children’s linguistic performance on narrative macrostructure and microstructure measures, and suggestions for future directions are discussed. Conclusions from the project suggest SALT is a valuable clinical tool for evaluating intervention program effectiveness that is transferable to the school context.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Calder, S and Wells, R and Glisson, L and Stirling, C and Claessen, M
Keywords: developmental language disorder, language sample analysis, narrative, SALT, school
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology
Publisher: Speech Pathology Australia
ISSN: 2200-0259
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Copyright 2018 Speech Pathology Association of Australia. First published in JCPSLP.

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