Clinical Focus  |   August 1999
Authentic Assessment as an Approach to Preschool Speech-Language Screening
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School-Based Settings / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Clinical Focus
Clinical Focus   |   August 1999
Authentic Assessment as an Approach to Preschool Speech-Language Screening
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology August 1999, Vol.8, 195-200. doi:10.1044/1058-0360.0803.195
History: Accepted 12 Mar 1999 , Received 30 Nov 1998
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology August 1999, Vol.8, 195-200. doi:10.1044/1058-0360.0803.195
History: Accepted 12 Mar 1999 , Received 30 Nov 1998

Authentic assessment procedures have been advocated to evaluate speech and language skills of preschool children from multicultural, low-socioeconomic backgrounds. In this article we discuss our use of minimal core competency methodology as an authentic assessment protocol for preschool screening. Despite the significant investment of time required, this protocol has proven to be useful and can actually save time in screening compared to quicker, standardized measures that lack sufficient specificity.

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