From the Editor I am pleased to introduce this issue of the Division 1 Newsletter. Identifying the content focus was an easy process, as the topic emerged from a Division 1-sponsored session on cognitive referencing at the 1999 ASHA Convention in San Francisco, CA. Cognitive referencing (CR) involves the comparison of measures ... Editorial
Editorial  |   July 01, 2000
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Editorial   |   July 01, 2000
From the Editor
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, July 2000, Vol. 7, 1-2. doi:10.1044/lle7.1.1
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, July 2000, Vol. 7, 1-2. doi:10.1044/lle7.1.1
I am pleased to introduce this issue of the Division 1 Newsletter. Identifying the content focus was an easy process, as the topic emerged from a Division 1-sponsored session on cognitive referencing at the 1999 ASHA Convention in San Francisco, CA. Cognitive referencing (CR) involves the comparison of measures of language functioning and cognitive functioning to determine the amount of discrepancy between a child’s language age and mental age, respectively. When language functioning is significantly below cognitive functioning, the child is said to be eligible for speech-language pathology services. The Division 1 Steering Committee recognized the need to sponsor a Convention session in an effort to address the controversy surrounding the use of CR in determining eligibility for services. The session included a panel of researchers and clinicians that addressed the issues, myths, and realities surrounding the use of CR to identify children who qualify for speech-language services. Panel members also discussed some possible alternatives to CR. The session attracted a number of Convention attendees and the discussions revealed that the issue of CR is one that a significant number of speech-language pathologists must confront in their efforts to provide appropriate services to children.
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