April 6, 2016

ASHA online conference on intelligibility

From 6-18 April the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is hosting an online conference titled: "Improving intelligibility in children with speech sound disorders". I am one of 15 invited presenters and my pre-recorded 1-hour presentation is titled "Measuring intelligibility with different listeners: The Intelligibility in Context Scale". The attendees can download the presentations and handouts, discuss the presentations online with the attendees, and participate in live chat sessions with the presenters. There are over 600 people registered. It is going to be an exciting event.
Here is the description of my presentation
Few assessments consider children's intelligibility with different listeners. The Intelligibility in Context Scale (ICS) is a parent-report measure for considering children's intelligibility with seven different communicative partners. The ICS is available for free and has been translated into 60 languages. The tool has been normed on more than 800 English-speaking preschool-age children who were considered usually or always understood by parents, immediate family members, and teachers but only sometimes by strangers. This session will discuss use of the ICS within SLP practice and how it fits in with other methods for assessing intelligibility in children. The session will also explore the evidence underpinning the use of the ICS as an assessment tool for children who speak English or other languages.
After completing this session, you will be able to:
administer and score the ICS
explain the current and emerging evidence base supporting use of the ICS