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Linguistic Profiles

Today, a wide range of theoretically grounded and clinically useful assessments exists in a variety of languages that can be used to evaluate speech and language development and identify children with speech or language disorders. This entry focuses on the Language Assessment, Remediation and Screening Procedure (LARSP), conceived by David Crystal and his colleagues, and the non-English versions of LARSP that have been published. LARSP was developed with the explicit purpose of providing a platform for linguistically informed analyses of children’s language skills that would be used by practicing clinicians working with children with speech and language disorders. The perennial challenge for any clinical assessment tool is that it be theoretically grounded and at the same time practical so that it would enjoy widespread clinical ...

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