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Early Identification of Late Talkers (PD102793)

Presenter(s): Carol Stoel-Gammon, PhD; A. Lynn Williams, PhD, CCC-SLP
Course Description

The recently revised CDC developmental milestones have raised concerns about a “wait and see” approach to identifying children at an early age who may need intervention. This is particularly relevant for toddlers who may be diagnosed as “late talkers,” particularly with regard to determining which children will “catch up” from those who will need direct intervention. This session presents phonological profiles of expected development for children 18-36 months using a developmentally appropriate assessment tool, Profiles for Early Expressive Phonological Skills (PEEPS).

Content Disclosure: This session describes the development of a test of early phonological skills that is based on age of acquisition of words used in the test, which is constructed on the evidence of the strong lexical-phonological links in early speech acquisition.

This course is a recorded session from the 2022 ASHA Convention Virtual Library (session 5030V).

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Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Describe characteristics of early phonological development in toddlers
  • Describe the interaction of lexical and phonological development in toddlers

Presenter Information

Carol Stoel-Gammon, PhD, is a Professor Emerita in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of Washington, Seattle. Her research interests and publications focus on early speech and language development in young children with typical development and those with speech-language disorders.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Under contract with Brookes Publishing Co. to publish the PEEPS test

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • None

A. Lynn Williams, PhD, CCC-SLP, is Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in the College of Clinical & Rehabilitative Health Sciences at East Tennessee State University. She provides oversight and curriculum development for a number of allied health professions within her college. Her scholarly interests include assessment and intervention models in evidence-based management of speech sound disorders in children. Lynn is an ASHA Fellow and was the 2021 ASHA President.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Under contract with Brookes Publishing Co. to publish the PEEPS test

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • Co-author of the PEEPS assessment tool

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 the end date below.

Program History and CE Information

Content origination date: November 2022
End date: October 20, 2028

This course is offered for 0.05 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 0.5
ASHA CEU*: 0.05
Item #(s): PD102793
Available Through: October 20, 2028