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Friday

5:00 PM – 5:45 PM EDT

Assessing Comprehension in Children with Low Speech/Motor Function: Supporting Implementation of the C-BiLLT in Canada

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Authors:

Jael Bootsma, McMaster University; Kristine Stadskleiv, PhD, University of Oslo; Michelle Phoenix, PhD, McMaster University; Johanna Geytenbeek, PhD, Amsterdam UMC; Jan Willem Gorter, MD, PhD, FRCP(C), Universitair Medisch Centrum Utrecht; Dayle McCauley, MSc, McMaster University; Sara Fiske; University of Oslo; Fiona Campbell, McMaster University; Natasha Crews, Western University; BJ Cunningham, PhD, Western University.

Assessing language comprehension in children with Cerebral Palsy and low motor and speech function is challenging as existing tools require children to speak, point, and manipulate objects. An innovative new tool, the Computer-Based instrument for Low motor Language Testing (C-BiLLT) is now available to addresses this issue by allowing children to respond using access methods that suit their needs. The C-BiLLT is used widely in Europe and was recently validated in Canada by our team. We will give an overview of the C-BiLLT, and present findings from our European study that will be used to support implementation in Canada.

Level

Intermediate

Intended Audience

Speech-Language Pathologists, Communication Health Assistants, Students

Age Group(s)

Pre-School (0-4), School Aged (5-17)