Speech and language assessment

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Common speech and language therapy assessments include:

For children[edit]

Many assessments exist for investigating children's language. Here is a selection of commonly used assessments by speech and language therapy services in the UK:

  • Talking Point Check the progress of your child's language development
  • British Picture Vocabulary Scale (BPVS)[1] - a receptive assessment of vocabulary
  • Test for Reception of Grammar (TROG)[2] - understanding of language (grammar)
  • Preverbal Communication Schedule (PVCS) [3] - preverbal communication checklist
  • Derbyshire picture test[4] - simple understanding
  • Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals (CELF-4)[5][6] - Assesses receptive, expressive, and pragmatic language.
  • Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals: Pre-School (CELF-P)[7] - Assesses receptive, expressive, and pragmatic language skills in Pre-School aged children.
  • Assessment of Comprehension and Expression 6-11 (ACE 6-11)[8] - a battery of receptive, expressive and pragmatic language tests
  • RAPT - picture naming and grammar/content analysis
  • RWFVS - Picture naming/vocabulary test
  • STASS - expressive grammar
  • The Bus Story Test - early narrative assessment
  • CLEAR - phonology screening assessment
  • STAP - expressive phonology
  • DEAP - expressive phonology
  • Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (PPVT-R)[9][10]
  • Language for Thinking assessment - inferential thinking and understanding

For adults[edit]

  • PALPA - Psycholinguistic Assessment of Language Processing in Aphasia
  • Boston diagnostic battery
  • Boston Naming Test[11][12]
  • Western Aphasia Battery (WAB)[12]
  • Reading Comprehension Battery for Aphasia (RCBA)[12]
  • Confrontation naming tests

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "British Picture Vocabulary Scale II(BPVS II)". Early Language and Intercultural Acquisition Studies (ELIAS). 2008. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Test for Reception of Grammar (TROG)". Pearson Education Limited. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Preverbal Communication Schedule". Complexneeds. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Derbyshire picture test". Medoc Computers Ltd. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  5. ^ Paslawski, T. (2005). "The Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals, Fourth Edition (CELF-4): A Review". Canadian Journal of School Psychology 20 (1–2): 129–134. doi:10.1177/0829573506295465. 
  6. ^ "Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals - Fourth Edition". Pearson Education Limited. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals - Preschool-2". Pearson Education Limited. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "Assessment of Comprehension and Expression 6-11 - GL Assessment". GL Assessment. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  9. ^ Lloyd M. Dunn, Leota M. Dunn, Gary J. Robertson, and Jay L. Eisenberg (1981). "Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test - Revised". 
  10. ^ "Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test - Revised (PPVT-R) - National Longitudinal Surveys". National Longitudinal Surveys - Bureau of Labor Statistics. 2012. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  11. ^ Baldo, JV.; Arévalo, A.; Patterson, JP.; Dronkers, NF. (Mar 2013). "Grey and white matter correlates of picture naming: evidence from a voxel-based lesion analysis of the Boston Naming Test.". Cortex 49 (3): 658–67. doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2012.03.001. PMID 22482693. 
  12. ^ a b c Raymer, A.; Kohen, F. (2006). "Word-retrieval treatment in aphasia: Effects of sentence context.". J Rehabil Res Dev 43 (3): 367–78. doi:10.1682/JRRD.2005.01.0028. PMID 17041822. 

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