Speech and Language Tests Utilized at Oak Street and PHS:



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Adolescent - Test of Problem Solving (TOPS-Adolescent)

assesses a broad range of critical thinking skills and affective thinking of adolescents in real-life contexts

Arizona Articulation Proficiency Scale - Revised (AAPS-R)

used to assess a child's articulation ability

Assessing Semantic Skills through Everyday Themes (ASSET) uses receptive and expressive tasks that focus on labels, categories, attributes, functions, and definitions.

Boehm Test of Basic Concepts (BTBC)

measures 50 basic concepts most frequently occurring in current kindergarten, first, and second grade curriculum. 

Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals – ( CELF-3)

measures the relationships among semantics, syntax/morphology, and pragmatics (form, content and use) and the interrelated domains of receptive and expressive language.

Elementary: Test of Problem Solving (TOPS – Elementary)

designed to evaluate critical thinking abilities based on your students’ language strategies using logic and experience

Expressive One-Word Picture Vocabulary Test (EOWPVT)

assesses a student’s English-speaking vocabulary by asking the individual to name objects, actions, and concepts pictured in illustrations

Expressive Vocabulary Test (EVT)

test of expressive vocabulary and word retrieval

Goldman-Fristoe Test of Articulation (GFTA)

used to assess a child's articulation ability

Goldman-Fristoe-Woodcock Auditory Skills Battery

measures several basic auditory skills related to decoding and encoding

HELP® Test-Elementary

used to measure the general language competency skills students need in classroom and daily activities

The Listening Test

evaluates ability to listen and attend to a variety of classroom language tasks.  Results reveal strength and weaknesses in these listening areas: main idea, details, concepts, reasoning, and story comprehension

Language Processing Test (LPT)

detects language processing deficits in the ability to attach meaning to language and effectively formulate a response

Northwestern Word Latency Test

assesses word retrieval skills in a confrontational naming task

OWLS Listening Comprehension and Oral Expression Scales- designed to assess the receptive and expressive oral language skills of students.  The tasks address vocabulary, grammar, pragmatics and language-based higher-order thinking skills

Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test—Third Edition (PPVT-III) - a measure of receptive vocabulary for standard English and a screening test of verbal ability

SCAN-A (Test for Auditory Processing Disorders In Adolescents and Adults)

screening tool to help identify a central auditory processing disorder and obtain information about an individual’s ability to process auditory stimuli

SCAN-C (Test for Auditory Processing Disorders in Children) - assesses the perception stage of auditory processing and helps identify the presence of a central auditory processing disorder

Teacher Surveys (Clinician Developed)

At the high school, teacher surveys are completed by faculty members who have the student in academic courses.  Information gathered from a student’s teachers is often valuable in determining to what extent the student’s academic difficulties are being affected by his/her communication skills.  It also provides some insight as to what other factors might be contributing to his/her struggles.  The survey includes information such as homework completion, class participation, management problems, attendance, level of functioning relative to peers, ability to express ideas and grasp new vocabulary and concepts. 

Test for Auditory Comprehension of Language – Revised (TACL-R)

measures receptive vocabulary, grammar, and syntax skills

Test of Auditory Perceptual Skills: Upper Level (TAPS:UL)

a battery of auditory-perceptual skills which yields valuable information in diagnosing children and adolescents who have auditory-perceptual difficulties, imperceptions of the auditory modality, language problems, or learning problems.

Test for Examining Expressive Morphology (TEEM)

evaluates expressive morpheme development with children

Test of Language Development-Intermediate (TOLD-I)

has five subtests that measure different components of spoken language

Test of Word Knowledge (TOWK)

assesses a student's skill in the reception and expression of semantics

The Phonological Awareness Test (PAT)

designed to diagnose deficits in phonological processing and phoneme-grapheme correspondence

The WORD Test 2: Adolescent

assesses expressive vocabulary and semantic

The WORD Test 2: Elementary

Examines student’s grasp of the relationship among words and how effectively students store, recall, and use vocabulary

Woodcock Language Proficiency Battery- Revised (WLPB-R)

provides an overall measure of language proficiency with measuring abilities and achievement in oral language, reading, and written language.





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