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Receptive language assessments

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Description

Age range

Needed SLT

BPVS-3rd edition

Tests understanding of single words, child points to picture from a choice of 4. Widely used as a link with cognitive potential

3-16 years

N

TROG-2

Test of Reception of Grammar. Assesses child’s understanding of a range of grammatical structures.
Electronic version available – TROG-E

4 years to adult

Y

Bracken Basic concept scale – 3rd edition

Tests understanding of concepts, associated programme of concept teaching

3 – 6;11 years

 

TOWK

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

5 – 18 years

Y

TALC

Test of Abstract Language Comprehension (Elklan) Tests child’s understanding of (classroom) instructions – analysed at 4 levels of cognitive load (Blank levels).

3 – 5 years

N

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

 

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