Education Station  Speech Therapy  Assessment

Developmental Checklists

Children's Speech and Language Developmental Milestones
From the York Region Preschool Speech and Language Program

Guide to Your Child's Symptoms Speech Development
American Academy of Pediatrics
General guideline for when to seek a speech/language evaluation
http://www.aap.org/pubserv/speech.htm

Speech & Language Milestone Chart
Learning Disabilities Association of America
Concise list. To age 6.
http://www.ldonline.org/ld_indepth/speech-language/lda_milestones.html

National Network for Childcare (NNCC)

Development Information

Information About Specific Test Instruments

Testing Instruments: Apraxia
Links to information about The Apraxia Profile, the Kaufman Praxis Test, the Verbal Motor Production Assessment for Children (VMPAC), the Early Motor Control Scales, and the Screening Test for Developmental Apraxia of Speech.

Buros Institute: Test Reviews Online

Search for information about specific tests

ETS: Test Collection

Search for information on standardized tests and research instruments

Interpretation of Test Results

Understanding Tests and Measurements, for the Parent and Advocate
By Peter W. D. Wright, Esq. and Pamela Darr Wright, M.A., M.S.W.
The Special Ed Advocate
http://www.wrightslaw.com/advoc/articles/tests_measurements.html

The Uses and Misuses of Processing Tests
By Louise Spear-Swerling, Ph.D.
"If you have ever been involved in an educational evaluation for learning disabilities -- whether as a parent, teacher, or in some other role -- you have probably heard about "processing tests" and "processing disorders." Many aspects of these evaluations can be problematic, but perhaps none more so than those entailing the use (and potential misuse) of processing measures. Yet the right measures, carefully interpreted, can be enormously helpful in education. In this article, I will discuss the benefits of processing measures, as well as their limitations..."
http://www.ldonline.org/ld_indepth/assessment/swerling_assessment.html
Accommodating the Child with a Disability During Testing

Reports on Accommodations
National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO)
"...provides national leadership in the identification of outcomes and indicators to monitor educational results for all students, including students with disabilities. NCEO addresses the participation of students with disabilities in national and state assessments, standards-setting efforts, and graduation requirements."
http://www.coled.umn.edu/NCEO/Accommodations/accomdefault.html
Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems Assessment

Augmentative Communication Assessment Protocol for Symbolic Augmentative Systems
Gamel-McCormick & Dymond, 1994

YAACK: Choosing an AAC System
Who Comes for Speech and Language Evaluations? by Megan Guenther