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The Usefulness in Use-ful-ness: Clinical Application of Identifying Inflection, Derivation and Compounding in Language Samples

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Author: Dr. Bonita Squires, University of British Columbia, Dalhousie University

Advanced academic vocabulary is largely made up of multi-morphemic words such as geographical, inequality and expressionism. To assess and intervene on vocabulary development, clinicians may consider identifying multi-morphemic words and morphemes that children already produce in language samples.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn about language sampling and the development of different types of morphology.
  • Practice the systematic identification of multi-morphemic words in a real language sample produced by a child who is deaf or hard-of-hearing.
  • Brainstorm ways to use this information in setting goals and developing stimuli for intervention.


Intended Audience

Speech-Language Pathologists, Communication Health Assistants, Students

Age Group(s)

School Aged (5-17)