Collecting and Analyzing Language Samples
Collecting language samples can tell you a lot about the skills and needs of your language student. PRC devices have an automated data collection process called LAM, Language Activity Monitor. The articles and checklists here are valuable tools to help you use LAM, and analyze the data that you collect to identify language strengths. You can also use the language sample data to plan future language lessons.
The QUAD Profile
by Russell T. Cross B.Sc.(Hons.), Reg.MRCSLT
In the QUAD Profile you will find instructions about taking language samples, and some checklists for recording the findings of your data collection.
The Documentation sheet is a form that you can use for reporting language samples manually whether the student is using an AAC device or some other means of communication.
This includes questions and answers about Language Activity Monitoring.
The LAM Manual gives you technical instructions on how to use the Language Activity Monitor that is included in all PRC devices.
Formal Expressive Language Baseline
The Formal Expressive Language Baseline will help with early intervention. It is a document meant to help decipher intended messages from users as a starting place for language instruction.