23 November 2014

Pearson and Roeper at ASHA

Barbara Zurer Pearson and Tom Roeper had a seminar at the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) annual meeting November 22 in Orlando. The seminar was entitled "Evidence-based Therapy Materials to Foster School Language in 4- to 9-year-old Children from DIverse Backgrounds,”  and it was in cooperation with  co-authors  Frenette Southwood, and Ondene van Dulm. Frenette and Ondene translated the DELV (DIagnostic Evaluation of Language Variation, Seymour, Roeper & de Villiers, 2005) into Afrikaans and also published a series of therapy materials in English and Afrikaans to accompany the tests, adding materials on Binding, Ellipsis, and Conjunctions to a selection of DELV topics including complex WH-questions, Quantifiers, Articles, Passives, Narrative, and Role-taking.      One purpose is to continue to bring the DELV and its linguistics focus to an audience of speech-language practitioners and researchers.