Kansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association - Event Information

Event Name:Online Webinar - SUGAR: A Sweet Approach to Language Sampling
Description:Course Description: This interactive presentation will discuss a new method of language sample and analysis, SUGAR (Sampling Utterances and Grammatical Analysis, Revised). Results of a normative study indicated that, using the SUGAR protocol, language samples can be collected, transcribed and analyzed in 30 minutes or less. This presentation will introduce the cornerstones of the SUGAR method: robust sampling and transcription/analysis procedures. Additionally, results of a diagnostic accuracy study will be discussed and applied to clinical practice.

Learning Objectives:
After completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
  1. Discuss the SUGAR method and how it differs from other LSA methods.
  2. Demonstrate correct use of robust sampling.
  3. Discuss clinical application of SUGAR results.
Stacey Pavelko, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, FNAP is an associate professor and Assistant Program Director for the MS-SLP program at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. Her research interests include language and literacy development in preschool and early school-aged children, language sample analysis, IPE/IPP, and the diagnostic accuracy of screening and diagnostic measures. Financial disclosure: The speaker is receiving an honorarium for the presentation. Non-financial: The speaker is the co-creator of SUGAR.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

8:30- 8:45  LSA Background

8:45-9:15 SUGAR Background

9:15-9:45 SUGAR Normative Study

9:45-10:00  Break

10:00-12:00 Robust Sampling, SUGAR transcription, and practice

Friday, June 11, 2021

8:30- 9:00 Questions and Review of Homework assignment

9:00-10:00 Analysis and practice

10:00-10:15  Break

10:15-11:45 Diagnostic Accuracy and Clinical Decision Making

11:45-12:00 Questions

This course will take place via Zoom.
Event Date:6/10/2021 - 6/11/2021
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