Title

Assessment of Communication Disorders: New Frontiers and Challenges.

Published In

Seminars in Speech and Language

Document Type

Citation

Publication Date

7-14-2021

Abstract

Assessment is a core-skill for speech-language pathologists. According to the Standards for clinical certification developed by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), graduate students in speech-language pathology are expected to learn how to measure constructs of clinical relevance. Such skills are critical for accurate diagnosis and prognosis, response to intervention, and discharge planning. However, despite the importance of assessment, coursework dedicated to psychometrics is rarely part of the standard curriculum in speech-language pathology programs. As a result, future professionals often miss the opportunity to be exposed to modern measurement frameworks and approaches during their training. This has implications for how effectively they can keep up with current advances in the field of psychometrics and how much they may benefit from using and interpreting modern measurement tools.

Rights

© 2021. Thieme. All rights reserved.

DOI

10.1055/s-0041-1730987

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/36087

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