||School of Human Services and Sciences
||Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences
Many assessment tools for signing D/HH children are designed for research purposes and require extensive training and/or time for analysis. This makes them difficult to implement in real-world settings such as schools. Although there are recently published tools, they are restricted by age or skills addressed. The goal of this research is to identify additional potential strategies that efficiently identify a profile of strengths and weaknesses and distinguish between typical and atypical language acquisition. By gathering narrative samples, this project will explore strategies that may be efficiently implemented in authentic environments to support eligibility decisions, service recommendations, and progress monitoring.