A review of typical language development provides the basis for study of the assessment and identification of language disorders in children, from prelinguistic development through the developing language period. Developmental profiles associated with a number of diagnoses are discussed. Assessment procedures include administration and interpretation of standardized tests, language samples, and criterion-referenced measures. The decision-making process is highlighted, with an emphasis on integration of multiple sources of information. Discussion of research findings highlights an evidence-informed approach to assessment and diagnosis. The laboratory experiences emphasize integration and practical application of concepts introduced in the lecture. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.) Not open to students with credit in SPA 511.