Type of Thesis
Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
What are the current practices and procedures for preschool-age speech-language screenings? Are there generally accepted guidelines for preschool-age speech-language screenings? What factors influence the speech-language screening process? These are some of the questions this study aims to answer by exploring the current speech-language screening procedures for preschool-age children. In order to provide an updated description of current preschool-age speech-language screening procedures, data was collected through a comprehensive survey distributed to certified speech-language pathologists (n = 80) who administer preschool-age speech-language screenings. The questions presented in the survey focused on characteristics of people who administer speech-language screenings, logistics of screenings, who is screened and how are they selected, and factors that influence the screening process. This study presents the survey results in a descriptive manner, exploring interesting relationships, and discussing the implications of the results.
Friedman, Emily C., "Preschool-Age Speech and Language Screening Procedures: A Survey of Current Practices Used by Speech-Language Pathologists" (2018). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 1760.