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Expressive language assessments

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Description

Age range

Needs SLT

RAPT

Renfrew Action Picture Test. Child describes a picture with a single sentence. Assesses length and complexity of spoken sentence structure. Quick.

3 – 8 years

N

Renfrew Bus Story

Story re-telling to assess oralnarrative skills. Quick and very simple analysis – grammatical complexity and information load.

3 – 8 years

N

Renfrew word-finding

Child names series of pictures, errors are recorded. Assesses word finding

3 – 9 years

N

TOWK

Test of Word Knowledge. Assesses semantic skills: vocabulary,understanding and explanation of idiomsmultiple meanings etc.

5 – 18 years

Y

ERRNI

Expression, Reception and Recall of Narrative Instrument. Assess ability to relate, understand and remember a story after a delay

6  years to adult

Y

TOPS

Test of Problem Solving. Presents a pictorial scenario and child has to answer questions. Tests reasoning in context. Useful descriptive information and scoring

6 – 11 years,adolescentversion available also

Y

SNAP

Strong Narrative Assessment Procedure. Analyses story-tellingability

6 – 13 years

 

TWF-2

Peter and the Cat narrative assessment - descriptive profile of the child’s development of keynarrative skills.

5-9

N

STASS

South Tyneside Assessment of Syntactic Structures. Assessment of  what grammatical structureschildren are saying

3,4,5

N

 

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