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Assessing School-Age Children With Speech-Sound Disorders (On Demand Webinar) (WEB18208)

Presenter(s): Colleen K. Worthington, MS, CCC-SLP
Course Description

SLPs often assess school-age children for speech-sound disorders using a single, standardized test. However, this "one-size-fits-all" approach can yield results that do not account for the impact of speech-sound disorders on other aspects of academic performance. This webinar describes steps to help SLPs develop clear rationales and clinical decision-making strategies to assess speech-sound skill areas more effectively and facilitate intervention planning.

Learning Objectives:
You will be able to:

  • describe models of assessment related to speech-sound disorders
  • explain how test construction can accomplish diagnostic goals
  • integrate test data with clinical observation to determine diagnostic outcomes
  • use diagnostic outcomes to shape recommendations for eligibility and programming decisions


  • Review of basic terminology and background information
  • Testing approaches, measures, and procedures
  • Disordered speech: Error analysis, interpretation, and differential diagnosis
  • Implications for academic performance
  • References
  • Additional handouts

Related Courses

This course is part of a collection—Assessing and Treating Speech Sound Disorders—designed for clinicians who work with children with speech sound disorders as well as clinicians who are new to this population. Taken together, these courses provide a comprehensive view of assessment and treatment of speech sound disorders. Access the full collection in the ASHA Learning Pass or purchase courses individually in the ASHA Store.

Assessment Type

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

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 2
ASHA CEU*: 0.2
Item #(s): WEB18208
Available Through: October 11, 2024