The development of good practice guidelines for transcription of children's speech samples in clinical practice and research.

TitleThe development of good practice guidelines for transcription of children's speech samples in clinical practice and research.
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsWren, Y, Speake, J, Bates, S, Hesketh, A
Conference NameInternational Clinical and Phonetics Association Conference
Date Published06/2012
Abstract

This session will describe the activity and output from the UK Specialists in Specific Speech Impairment network regarding the development of guidelines for good practice in the transcription of speech samples from children and young people in the clinical and research settings. The need for such guidelines was recognized as essential to delineate the contribution of this unique activity by the SLT profession and to protect the time required to transcribe speech samples to a satisfactory level. Transcription is essential to ensure appropriate management and decision making and more specifically facilitate the identification of targets of intervention and intervention approaches.
The purpose of the panel is to present the guidelines in their current format and also to facilitate discussion regarding the application and status of these guidelines in clinical and research settings internationally. The emphasis is on balancing the need to carry out a clinically adequate and efficient assessment of a child’s speech while coping with the pressures of a large caseload and limited time and resources. Minimum and ideal standards for a range of clinical and research needs will be discussed.