International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Linguistics | India | Volume 5 Issue 3, March 2016

Importance of Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamental (CELF-2) as an Aid for Treatment Planning

Swetha Grandhi [2] | Srilalitha Parameswaran | Stephy Varghese

Abstract: Language assessment provides the back bone for intervention program. Assessment guides diagnosticians in collecting reliable and valid information, integrating and interpreting the information to make a judgment or a decision. There are various language assessment tools for children with hearing impairment. But there are very few tools that assess the child in a holistic perspective. Hence the current study aims to attempt on one such assessment tool CELF Preschool-2 which helps the diagnosticians to plan for the treatment in a precise way. A 6 year male child post cochlear implant was accompanied with his parents to the department of speech and language studies for re-evaluation. Detailed speech and language assessment revealed age appropriate speech and language skills. CELF Preschool-2was administered to evaluate and pinpoint varied components of language (Phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics) for appropriate rehabilitation. Results revealed that child has mild to moderate language deficits across the various sub tests. Thus it can be concluded that multi perspective language assessment helps the clinicians to plan specific rehabilitation services for individuals with hearing impairment.

Keywords: Language, Assessment, Holistic Language, Assessment, Holistic

Edition: Volume 5 Issue 3, March 2016,

Pages: 76 - 79

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