Using the South Tyneside Assessment of Syntactic Structures: Monitoring the Spoken Language Development of Deaf Children

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Abstract

This workbook is for teachers studying for the postgraduate diploma to become a qualified teacher of deaf children. It covers the background needed to use a particular assessment called STASS, designed originally as a screening test for hearing children aged 3 - 5 but used widely in deaf education contexts with deaf children aged 3 - 9. The workbook has self-check exercises for teachers to use to check their progress with understanding the developing syntactic complexity of children's speech. When working with deaf children who use spoken English, teachers need to be able to analyse the stage the child is at now, and gaps or next steps which can be put in place as targets. These targets also need to be justified to parents and other professionals, and regularly reviewed as the child makes progress. The book provides the background to assist teachers of deaf children in using the assessment and justifying their proposals for spoken language activities.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherScottish Sensory Centre
Number of pages79
ISBN (Electronic)9780954603649
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • assessment
  • deaf children
  • spoken language
  • STASS

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