The EESA is a unique assessment tool and program planning resource for anyone responsible for teaching early speech skills, regardless of a learner’s age.
The EESA focuses on evaluating and developing the ability to echo, or repeat, what is heard.
This guide book explains the rationale for the new EESA-R assessment, as well as providing information on how to develop a program based on the results.
A behavior analyst and speech pathologist with extensive experience in behavioral interventions for children and adults. Dr. Esch received her Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis from Western Michigan University under the direction of Dr. Jack Michael and Dr. Jim Carr and her M.A. in Speech Pathology from Michigan State University.
The EESA Guide ebook includes:
The EESA e-guide provides information on the importance of echoic skills in vocal-verbal language assessment and training.
Having strong echoic skills can support and fast-track the acquisition of other spoken language skills, in contexts that are often more powerful and useful for communication, like asking for things, commenting on one’s environment, and having conversations. So, for early or fledgling speakers, a robust foundation in being able to repeat a language model can lead to more effective spoken interactions.
This guidebook can be accompanied by a print protocol that contains the revised assessment as well as a work packet and program support. This protocol can be purchased at https://difflearn.com (https://difflearn.com/).
Data Makes the Difference is currently creating an EESA App….watch out for future info on this new exciting App!