2017-2018 / LOGO1150-1

Assessment of oral language

Duration

15h Th, 15h Pr

Number of credits

 Bachelor in psychology and education : speech and language therapy3 crédits 
 Master in speech and language therapy (120 ECTS)3 crédits 

Lecturer

Anne-Lise Leclercq

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The course is based on an in-depth understanding of the principles underpinning the assessment of different levels of language, as well as on a critical analysis of the assessment tools, especially from a psychometric point of view. In addition, there are plenty of practical exercises. Besides the quantitative assessment of the results, special attention will be paid to the qualitative aspects of the assessment through the analysis of profiles and the types of errors
 

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The learning outcomes are defined according to the speech & language therapy competency framework.
This course mainly targets the assessment competence. The critical learning outcomes specifically targeted are: identifying the stages of an assessment procedure; gathering information and results relating to speech & language therapy; correcting and interpreting results relating to an assessment; taking well-argued and justified decisions in relation to an assessment.
For the professional relations competence, the critical learning outcomes specifically targeted are: adopting the appropriate positioning in terms of language, attitude and dress code; showing respect towards your peers; communicating clearly and politely.
Regarding the expertise competence, the targeted learning outcomes are: adopting a self-assessment approach, modifying your practice based on feedback.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Command of basic statistics such as averages, standard deviation and testing the normality of distribution. Command of the development references of oral language.
Prerequisites :
LOGO5005-1 - Language development
LOGO5006-1 - Perception and speech production
This course isn't open to students whose mother tongue isn't French.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

This course has two main parts. On the one hand, a reminder of the essential notions concerning the assessment principles of the different levels of oral language, as well as exercises that train students in assessment using the tests included in the exhaustive list defined by INAMI. On the other hand, doing the tests with a child presenting no problems in order to familiarise oneself with assessment tools and methods.

Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)

The course includes a face-to-face part and a distance-learning part (through eCampus) offering practical exercises. Students will practice representative exercises in class and via eCampus, but students must be able to administer, correct and interpret all the tests included in INAMI's exhaustive list. Finally, students must do the tests with a child presenting no problems and write a short report that will count towards the final mark for the course.

Recommended or required readings

Estienne, F. & Pierart, B. (2006). Les bilans de langage et de voix. Paris: Masson.
Leclercq, A.L. & Veys, E. (2014). Réflexions sur le choix des tests standardisées lors du diagnostic de dysphasie. Approche Neuropsychologique des Apprentissages chez l'Enfant, 131, 374-382.
Maillart, C. (2007). Le bilan du langage oral chez l'enfant. In M.P. Noël (Ed.), Le bilan neuropsychologique de l'enfant. Sprimont: Mardaga.82.

Assessment methods and criteria

A written exam is held in June and September. It will focus on both the theory relating to assessment and practical exercises. Students will practice representative exercises in class and via eCampus, but students must be able to administer, correct and interpret all the tests included in INAMI's exhaustive list. If students don't successfully answer the questions relating to the basic notions of the course, they will receive a fail (7/20).
A report must be written on the piece of work relating to the administering of tests, which will also count towards the final mark for the course. Students must pass every part of the course (written exam and the report) to pass the year. If the student fails one of the parts, the overall mark for the unit will be a fail, i.e. 7/20. This mark can't be higher than the overall average of the two parts or lower than the mark for the part the student has failed.

Work placement(s)

Organizational remarks

Course available online via the 'eCampus' link in the MyULg 'Courses' thumbnail

Contacts

Anne-Lise Leclercq Unité de Logopédie Clinique Rue de l'Aunaie, 30, B.38, 4000 Liège 04/366.57.78 AL.Leclercq@ulg.ac.be

Items online

Notes
Notes will be available on eCampus.