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Speech-Language Evaluations

Speech and language pathologists (SLPs) are nationally certified by the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA).

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Children’s Communication Checklist – Second Edition (CCC-2)

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The Children’s Communication Checklist – Second Edition, U.S. Edition (CCC-2; Bishop, 2006) is a norm-referenced measure designed to assess children’s communication skills in the areas of pragmatics, syntax, morphology, semantics, and speech. It is used with children who speak in sentences and whose primary language is English.

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Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals – Fifth Edition (CELF-5)

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The Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals – Fifth Edition (CELF-5; Semel, Wiig, & Secord, 2013) is an individually administered instrument used for identifying and diagnosing language disorder in individuals ages 0–5 and 11–21 years.

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Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals – Preschool – Second Edition (CELF-P2)

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The Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals – Preschool – Second Edition (CELF-P2; Wiig, Secord, & Semel, 2004) is an individually administered instrument designed to assess performance in the aspects of language that are considered to be fundamental to the development of effective communication skills for children ages 3 through 6.

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Communication and Symbolic Behavior Scales Developmental Profile (CSBS DP)

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The Communication and Symbolic Behavior Scales Developmental Profile (CSBS DP; Wetherby & Prizant, 2001) is a norm-referenced screening and evaluation tool that helps determine the communicative competence (use of eye gaze, gestures, sounds, words, understanding, and play) of children with a functional communication age between 6 and 24 months (chronological age from about 6 months to 6 years). Any professional trained to assess developmentally young children is approved to administer this assessment tool.

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Comprehensive Assessment of Spoken Language (CASL)

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The Comprehensive Assessment of Spoken Language (CASL; Carrow-Woolfolk, 1999) is an individually administered oral language assessment battery for individuals ages 3 through 21.

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Informal Language and Communication Sample

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Most standardized tests do not adequately assess social communication; therefore, it is necessary to provide informal assessments of social communication when assessing a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Language and communication sampling is an informal tool that most speech pathologists are trained to complete and it allows the professional to examine as much or as little linguistic information as is necessary to “fill in the gaps” from the child’s formal assessment profile by determining the child’s functional language and communication skills.

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Language Curriculum – Referenced Assessment (LCRA)

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The Language Curriculum – Referenced Assessment (LCRA; Cannon, Johnsen, Malone, Walsh, & Fagan, 2002) is a criterion-referenced assessment instrument that uses the language areas of listening comprehension, oral expression, semantics, syntax, and pragmatics to identify areas of strengths and challenges. It is recommended that the LCRA be administered by an SLP knowledgeable about typical language development and disorders of listening comprehension, oral expression, semantics, syntax, and pragmatics.

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Pragmatic Language Observation Scale (PLOS)

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The Pragmatic Language Observation Scale (PLOS; Newcomer, & Hammill, 2009) is a norm-referenced checklist that is completed by teachers or other professionals.

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Preschool Language Scale-5 (PLS-5)

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The Preschool Language Scale-5 (PLS-5; Zimmerman, Steiner, & Pond, 2011) is an individually administered instrument that assesses developmental language skills in children from birth to 7 years, 11 months.

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Receptive-Expressive Emergent Language Scale-3 (REEL-3)

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The Receptive-Expressive Emergent Language Scale-3 (REEL-3; Bzoch, League, & Brown, 2006) is a 132-item checklist that uses reports by parents or caregivers to identify major receptive and expressive language problems in infants and toddlers up to 3 years of age.

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Test of Expressive Language (TEXL)

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The Test of Expressive Language (TEXL; Carrow-Woolfolk & Allen, 2014) is a norm-referenced measure of expressive spoken language skills designed for use with individuals aged 3 years through 12 years, 11 months.

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Test of Language Development: Intermediate-4 (TOLD: I-4)

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The Test of Language Development: Intermediate-4 (TOLD: I-4; Newcomer & Hammill, 2008a), appropriate for individuals from ages 8 through 17 years, 11 months, consists of six subtests that measure semantics and grammar skills.

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Test of Language Development: Primary-4 (TOLD: P-4)

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The Test of Language Development: Primary-4 (TOLD: P-4; Newcomer & Hammill, 2008b) contains nine subtests measuring various aspects of oral language in children ages 4 through 8 years, 11 months: picture vocabulary, relational vocabulary, oral vocabulary, syntactic understanding, sentence imitation, morphological completion, word discrimination, word analysis, and word articulation.

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Test of Problem Solving – Third Edition – Elementary (TOPS-3)

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The Test of Problem Solving – Third Edition – Elementary (TOPS-3; Huisingh, Bower, & LoGiudice, 2005) is a diagnostic test designed for children ages 6 through 12.

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Test of Problem Solving 2 – Adolescent (TOPS-2-Adolescent)

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The Test of Problem Solving 2 – Adolescent (TOPS-2-Adolescent; Bowers, Huisingh, & LoGiudice, 2007) is a diagnostic test of problem solving and critical thinking in verbal and print format for adolescent ages 0–12 through 11–17.

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The Communication Matrix

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The Communication Matrix (Rowland, 1996) is designed to determine how a child communicates and to provide a framework for determining communication goals.

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The Rossetti Infant-Toddler Language Scale

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The Rossetti Infant-Toddler Language Scale (Rosetti, 2006) was designed to assess the preverbal and verbal aspects of communication and interaction in young children from birth to 3 years of age.

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The Test of Pragmatic Language – Second Edition (TOPL-2)

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The Test of Pragmatic Language – Second Edition (TOPL-2: Phelps-Terasaki & Phelps-Gunn, 1992) examines social communication in individuals aged 6 through 18 years, 11 months.

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