Language Sampling with Adolescents provides guidelines for analyzing spoken and written language production in adolescents. It is geared toward graduate students and speech-language pathologists who work in the public schools with middle school and high school students (Grades 5-12). The book includes many tables, figures, and practical exercises (with answer keys) to help readers understand how to analyze the content and structure of what adolescents express in different genres: conversational, narrative, expository, and persuasive. Based on formal analyses, the book indicates how the information can be applied to establish functional language goals for adolescents with language disorders. It also explains how to implement intervention activities that are designed to enhance spoken and written language production in adolescents.
Marilyn A. Nippold, PhD, CCC-SLP is Professor of Communication Disorders and Sciences at the University of Oregon, where she has worked since 1982, teaching and conducting research in language development, language disorders, and stuttering. She currently serves as editor of Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools (LSHSS), a premier research journal of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). LSHSS publishes articles that address communication disorders in school-age children and adolescents, including evidence-based intervention studies. Dr. Nippold received her BA in philosophy from the University of California Los Angeles; her MA in Communicative Disorders from California State University Long Beach; and her PhD in Speech-Language Pathology from Purdue University. A former public school speech-language pathologist, Dr. Nippold is a Fellow of ASHA, and has published over 100 journal articles and book chapters. She has twice received ASHA's Editor's Award, and is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences.
Preface Acknowledgments Part I: Working with Adolescents Chapter 1: Why Language Sampling? Chapter 2: History of Language Sampling Chapter 3: Adolescent Language Development Chapter 4: Language Sampling Guidelines Chapter 5: Language Sampling Tasks Chapter 6: Intervention: Conversational and Narrative Discourse Chapter 7: Intervention: Expository and Persuasive Discourse Chapter 8: Bringing It All Together: The School Newspaper Part II: Grammar Review and Exercises Chapter 9: Types of Words Chapter 10: Types of Clauses Chapter 11: Types of Sentences Chapter 12: Units of Measurement References Appendix/Answer keys