Preschool Language Scale Fourth Edition. Sandra R. Gomes Caldwell College. Assessment Needs. The limitations of preschool assessments have been well documented (McCauley, 2001). Therefore, reliable and valid assessments are needed. Summary of Presentation.
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Sandra R. Gomes
“What Your Child Understands”
Restrepo et al. (2001)
Qi et al. (2003)
Zimmerman et al. (2005)
Allows for repeated administration over the child’s development
Used extensively by researchers in a broad variety of areas
Enables clinicians to gain insight into a child’s underlying deficits
Administration time is fairly brief
Reliable and valid
Useful tool for evaluating children with special needs
Easy to scorePros of Assessment Tool
McCauley, R. (2001). Assessment of language disorders in children. Mahwah, NJ: Laurence Erlbaum Associates.
Qi, C. H., Kaiser, A. P., Milan, S. E., Yzquierdo, Z., & Hancock, T. B., (2003). The performance of Low-Income, African American Children on the Preschool Language Scale-3. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 46, 576-590.
Restrepo, M., & Silverman, S. W., (2001). Validity of the Spanish preschool language scale-3 for use with bilingual children. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 10, 382-393.
Zimmerman, I. L., & Castilleja, N. F., (2005). The role of language scale for infant and preschool assessment. Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, 11, 238-246.
Zimmerman, I. L., Steiner, V. G., & Pond R. E., (2002). Preschool Language Scale, 4th edition. San Antonio, TX: The Psychological Corporation.