She asked her students to
- read the AJSLP journal article,
- watch my video presentation about the article,
- listen to Kelly Farquharson and Holly Storkel's episode on See Hear Speak podcast,
- (an alternative could be to listen to the SLPToolkit podcast),
- read the InformedSLP blogpost about how the article broke the SLP internet,
- download the posters,
- look at a summary of speech acquisition studies for English
- look at speech acquisition studies across the globe,
- and discuss in class.
She then gave her students the following exam question:
“A fellow SLP in your school district stops by one day to ask you about the “new norms.” She’s in a panic and worries this will increase her caseload. Using McLeod and Crowe (2018) and the other related resources, (kindly) debunk the “new norms” hysteria and help your colleague to interpret the results of the study and the implications for determining special education eligibility.”What a great way to support students' critical thinking.
- Chapter 6 in Children's Speech (McLeod & Baker, 2017) provides a clinically-oriented overview of children's speech acquisition and available evidence. (Currently available for free to US and Canadian students during COVID-19 shutdown at https://studentresponse.redshelf.com/search/?terms=0132755963)
- We were thrilled that this paper won the Editor's Award from the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology that was presented at the 2019 ASHA convention in Orlando, FL. Some photos are here and some associated media is here.
- Dr. Kate Crowe and I recently have analysed speech acquisition data from children in the US (excluding the rest of the world). The paper is currently under revision in a journal - and we are hoping that it may be published in 2020.
|Dr. Kate Crowe, Dr. Alyssa Boucher, Prof Sharynne McLeod|
|McLeod & Crowe (2018) infographic poster|