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Language Sampling for the School Clinician Using the SUGAR Tool (PD102741)

Presenter(s): Stacey L Pavelko, PhD, CCC-SLP, FNAP
Course Description

This session demonstrates how to use SUGAR, a method of language sampling analysis, for conducting and analyzing language samples more efficiently and effectively. The speaker shares free resources and a case study, during which participants can use the SUGAR framework to analyze a language sample, interpret the results, select intervention targets, and write curriculum relevant goals.

This course is a recorded session from the 2022/2023 online conference “Assessment, Eligibility, and Dismissal in Schools: Strategies, Tools, and Decision-Making.”

Content disclosure: This session focuses on the SUGAR method of language sampling analysis.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Analyze language samples for four different metrics, including Total Number of Words, Mean Length of Utterance (SUGAR), Words per Sentence, and Clauses per Sentence
  • Interpret the results of the language sample analysis
  • Identify curriculum-relevant intervention targets

Stacey Pavelko, PhD, CCC-SLP, FNAP, is an Associate Professor in the Division of Speech and Language Pathology at Binghamton University State University of New York. She is the Editor for SIG 1 Perspectives. Her research interests include language and literacy development and disorders in preschool and early school-age children, language sample analysis, and IPE/IPP.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation 
  • Salary from Binghamton University
  • Co-owner of SUGARLanguage, LLC, where we are paid to offer SUGAR workshops and professional development

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • None

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

To earn continuing education credit, you must complete the learning assessment by April 11, 2028.

Program History and CE Information

Online conference dates: October 12–24, 2022, February 1-13, 2023
End date: April 11, 2028

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 0.5
ASHA CEU*: 0.05
Item #(s): PD102741
Available Through: April 12, 2028