The California Speech-Language Hearing Association (CSHA) has released an educational video and supporting online resource guide to help parents, medical professionals, educators and speech-language pathologists evaluate where a child is on the path to age-appropriate language skills and determine if intervention or support is needed.
In 2019, a presentation was made at the 2019 CSHA annual convention on Revising Larry P. and African American Student Language Assessments: Clarification and Updates (2019) by Toya Wyatt, Ph.D, CCC-SLP Department of Communications Sciences and Disorders at Cal State Fullerton. The Larry P. v. Riles (1979) court case is the basis for the law that …[Read More]
In January, 2003 a CSHA task force published this position paper, The Assessment of African American Children: An Update on Larry P. The Larry P. v. Riles (1979) court case is the basis for the law that disallows the administration of standardized intelligence quotient (IQ) tests for the placement of African American children into classes for the Educable Mentally Retarded (EMR) or its substantial equivalent.
Language disorders and language-learning disabilities may significantly impact all components of reading and writing. Educators, special educators, and parents in California have placed more emphasis on this fact in recent years. With increased national and state legislative focus on literacy, speech-language pathologists (SLPs) have both a challenge and opportunity to contribute to literacy development. This position paper and resource guide addresses the SLPs’ roles and responsibilities with respect to literacy development in children and adolescents in California.