Academic Communication Associates

AcademicÊ CommunicationÊ Associates,Ê Inc.Ê 86 ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENTS Kindergarten Language Screening Test (KLST-2) Charles L. Madison This norm-referenced, five-minute screening test is a norm-referenced screening measure is used to facilitate the identification of children with language deficits. Vocabulary, the ability to follow commands, comprehension of questions, describing similarities and differences, counting, sequencing pictures, identifying body parts, and other skills are assessed using this instrument. Stanines and percentiles are reported. The norming sample was representative of the nation as a whole with regard to geographic region, gender, and race. The complete kit includes the test manual, record forms, picture manual, and picture cards. This test is easy to administer and score. Kindergarten Language Screening Test (KLST-2) #26801-C23 KLST-2 Complete Kit $178.00 #26802-C23 KLST-2 Record Forms (50) $64.00 Auditory Processing Abilities Test (APAT) Deborah Ross-Swain and Nancy Long Ages 5-0 through 12-11 This comprehensive norm-referenced battery includes 10 subtests: Phonemic Awareness, Word Sequences, Semantic Relationships, Sentence Memory, Cued Recall, Content Memory, Complex Sentences, Sentence Absurdities, Following Directions, and Passage Comprehension. Subtest scores can be converted to scaled scores, percentile ranks, and age equivalents. A Global Index, Linguistic Processing Index, and a Memory Index are compiled using the test results. Auditory Processing Abilities Test (APAT) #00353-C23 APAT Complete Kit $140.00 #00354-C23 APAT Test Booklets (25) $55.00 #00355-C23 APAT Summary Forms (25) $25.00 Pragmatic Language Skills Inventory (PLSI) James Gilliam and Lynda Miller Ages 5 through 12 This 45-item norm-referenced rating scale takes 5 to 10 minutes to administer and assesses personal interaction skills, social interaction skills, and classroom interaction skills. The instrument helps examiners identify specific difficulties that the child is experiencing when interacting with others in real-life situations. Cut-off scores are used to determine if the child exhibits characteristics of a pragmatic language disorder. The instrument can also be helpful in developing intervention programs relevant to the student’s specific learning needs. Guidelines are included to facilitate the interpretation of results. Identify students who have a disorder, document progress, and target pragmatic language goals with this user-friendly instrument. Pragmatic Language Skills Inventory (PLSI) #21365-C23 PLSI Complete Kit $131.00