Write Your Speech-Language Reports Faster

1 hour

Course Type: Video

Writing the speech-language report is one of the most challenging aspects of the job of speech-language pathologists. In this course we share strategies to writing high quality speech and language reports quickly.

The process of writing a speech-language report can be a daunting task.  Before we even start testing we have piles of documents from teachers, parents, and possibly other professionals.  It is a tedious job to organize it into a coherent background section.

Next, we use a series of formal and informal measures to gather information about receptive language, expressive language, articulation, phonology, voice, fluency, and pragmatics.   Information about language skills can be further divided into content and form. For bilingual students we address all of these areas in a second language as well. Many speech-language pathologists struggle with how to efficiently organize all of the information into a report that is as succinct as possible but still includes all of the necessary components.

In this workshop, we’ll provide a framework to efficiently organize both the background information and the data gathered from formal and informal measures.  We’ll share tables, charts, verbiage, and strategies that will help you produce well-organized reports in less time.

Participants will be able to:

  • Write a background section that includes all pertinent parent and teacher information
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses from formal and informal testing measures
  • Describe dynamic assessment outcomes to inform the reader about effective
    starting points and meaningful goals

Time-ordered agenda
5 minutes      Introduction
10 minutes     Report Template approaches
10 minutes     Background Information
10 minutes     Describing the results of formal and informal measures for language
10 minutes     Describing dynamic assessment results
10 minutes     Describing formal and informal speech testing measures
5 minutes      Conclusion

FINANCIAL:  Ellen Kester, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is the owner of Bilinguistics.  Bilinguistics receives royalty payments for online courses.
NON-FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE:  Ellen Kester does not have any non-financial relationships to disclose.