Q Global follow up

Jan 18, 2014 by

Last week I spoke with one of the tech people from Pearson involved with designing the Q Global scoring system.  She contacted me in response to the letter I sent a few weeks back.  I got the impression that her team is dedicated in making Q Global work for Speech Language Pathologists.  We had a nice long chat and went over all of my concerns plus a few other concerns that other SLPs mentioned to me as a result of my initial post. The biggest points I mentioned were that we really just want scores not necessarily a whole report and the fact that we word very piecemeal and might need some scores before we finish testing.  We might not want to give the whole CELF or we often use other tests in combination...

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A Fun Little App

Jan 18, 2014 by

I created this using an app call Cloudart.  My students had a lot of fun with it this week.  I used it to work on categories, word retrieval and articulation.  I purchased it for 99 cents through the iTunes store.  This app is quick enough to use in a half hour session, even if the kids did some of the typing.  It’s a fun little creative outlet for those of us who aren’t too creative.  You can type in words or download a web sit like I did here.  This is what appeared after I downloaded The School Speech Therapist into the app.  In therapy the kids loved it and Cloudart will be something  I keep on my iPad. This one will be staying on my iPad! Please like &...

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Q-global scoring and the CELF-5...

Jan 2, 2014 by

While I am fairly pleased with the changes to the CELF 5, I’ve found the Q-global scoring system to be very inflexible around the way Speech Language Pathologists work.  I expressed my concerns to Pearson a few weeks ago and they suggested I follow up with a letter.  Below is a copy of the letter I sent to ClinicalCustomerSupport@Pearson.com. I would like to hear from other SLP’s who share my concerns or have other concerns with Q-global.  If you feel the same way, please take the time to follow up with your own letter to Pearson.  If you would like a copy of my letter to use as a template, please email me at theschoolspeechtherapist@gmail.com.     January 2, 2014 Dear Pearson,      A few weeks ago I contacted customer service to express...

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