SPHSC 500 - Autumn 2006
Clinical Methodology for Documenting Change
Prof. Lesley B Olswang

(Available via UW Libraries - Course Reserve)

CORE Readings:
Hegde, M.N. (1998). Treatment procedures in communication disorders (third edition). Austin, TX: Pro-Ed.

Course Glossary (Link to PDF)

ASHA Position Statement on EBP. (2005).  American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Disorders.


Bain, B. & Dollaghan, C. (1991). The notion of clinically significant change. Language, Speech and Hearing Services in Schools, 22, 264-270.
NOTE: Proportional Change Index

Bogdan, R., & Biklen, S. (1992).  Qualitative Research for Education. Chapter 3:  Fieldwork and Chapter 4: Qualitative Data. Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.

Gillam, R., & Laing, S. (March, 2006).  Making evidence-based decisions about language intervention with primary grade children.  Perspectives on Language Learning and Education.  American Speech-Languaeg-Hearing Association Divison 1, 13, 10-16. 

Hanson, M., Lynch, E., & Wayman, K. (1990).  Honoring the cultural diversity of families when gathering data.  Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 10 (1), 112131.

Olswang, L., & Bain, B. (2001). Data collection for monitoring client change: moving into the 21st Century. In R. Lubinski & C. Frattali (eds.), Professional issues in speech-language pathology and audiology: Second Edition. San Diego, CA: Singular Publishing Group.  (Link to PDF)

Olswang, L. & Bain, B. (1994). Data collection: monitoring children’s treatment progress. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 3 (3), 55-66.

Schwartz, I. & Olswang, L. (1996). Evaluating child behavior change in natural settings: exploring alternative strategies for data collection. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 16 (1), 82-101. 

Reilly, S., Douglas, J. & Oates, J. (2004). Evidence Based Practice in Speech Pathology. Chapters 1 & 2. London: Whurr Publishers.

SLP TREATMENT RESEARCH READINGS: These articles are either used in assignments or discussed in class as examples of various aspects of data collection, analysis and reporting.

Beilinson, J.S. & Olswang, L.B. (2003) Facilitating peer-group entry in kindergartners with impairments in social communication. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 34, 154-166.

Bourgeois, M.S. (1992) Evaluating memory wallets in conversations with persons with dementia. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 35, 1344-1357.

Ezell, H., & Goldstein, H. (1991).  Observational learning of comprehension monitoring skills in children who exhibit mental retardation.  Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 34, 141-154. 

Kashinath, S., Woods, J., & Goldstein, H. (2006).  Enhancing generalized teaching strategy use in daily routines by parents of children with Autism.  Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 49, 466-485.

Kiran, S. & Thompson, C. (2003).  The role of semantic complexity in treatment of naming deficits: Training semantic categories in fluent aphasia by controlling exemplar typicality.  Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research , 46, 608-622.

Light, J., Dattilo, J., English, J., Gutierrez, L. & Hartz, J. (1992) Instructing facilitators to support the communication of people who use augmentative communication systems. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 35, 865-875

Nigam, R., Schlosser, R., & Lloyd, L. (2006).  Concomitant use of the matrix strategy and the man-model of procedure in teaching graphic symbol combinations. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 22, 160-177. 

Olswang, L. & Bain, B. (1985) Monitoring phoneme acquisition for making treatment withdrawal decisions. Applied Psycholinguistics, 6, 17-37.

Olswang, L., Kriegsmann, E. & Mastergeorge, A. (1982) Facilitating functional requesting in pragmatically impaired children. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 13, 202-222.

Onslow, M., Costa, L., & Rue, S. (1990).  Direct early intervention with stuttering: some preliminary data.  Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, 55, 405-416. 

Scherer, N.J. & Olswang, L.B. (1989) Using structured discourse as a language intervention technique with autistic children. Journal of Speech & Hearing Disorders, 54, 383-394.

Vaughan, B.J., Dunlap, G., Fox, L, Clarke, S. & Bucy, M. (1997) Parent-professional partnership in behavioral support: A case study of community-based intervention. Journal of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps 22, 186-197.

Books on Reserve:
Reilly, S., Douglas, J., & Oates, J. (2004).  Evidence Based Practice In Speech Pathology.  London:  Whurr Publishers.

Wankoff, L. S. (2005). Innovative Methods in Language Intervention: Treatment Outcome Measures: Can the Data Support the Claims?
Austin, Tx: Pro-Ed.

500 Home