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spontaneous speech sample

what exactly is spontaneous speech sample? a sentence broken down word by word, with child repeating each word, or you saying a sentence and them repeating the sentence in the whole?

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Asked by icn_mom at 8:40 PM on Nov. 29, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Neither of those sound spontaneous to me.


    Answer by UpSheRises at 8:41 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • spontaneous means out-of-the-blue so i am not sure how a child repeating what you said, in whole or word by word, would be a sample of spontaneous speech.

    Answer by UpSheRises at 8:44 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • If you are asking a question about speech therapy for your child, it's best to go back to the therapist, instead of us giving you misunderstood advice. Good luck!

    Answer by kjrn79 at 8:48 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • Get this clarified by the therapist if your child is working with one. It sounds like it reads, though, which would be writing down what the child spontaneously says.

    Answer by elizabr at 8:55 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • no clue

    Answer by tonyalynn at 7:05 PM on Nov. 30, 2010

  • Spontaneous Speech Sample's are normally a recorded exchange between a clinician (Speech-Language Pathologist) and a child. The parent may be asked to participate if the child is unfamiliar with the clinician or if the Speech-Language Pathologist requests. Any utterance the child makes is recorded but usually during play activities. This sample is used to provide a non-standardized assessment of the child's spoken language and is used to gather data regarding Receptive and Expressive Language components. This sample can also be transcribed into phonetics in order to assess the child's articulation during connective speech. This is not really something that a parent should do in my opinion. I have seen first hand parents attempting to do a skilled therapy and can make things so much worse. This is a Master's level field for a reason, Seek a SLP if you have concerns about your child's speech : ) Katherine Mouton, M.S. CCC-SLP

    Answer by KMOUSLP at 9:21 PM on Dec. 3, 2012

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