PLS-5 Training. Who Can Administer the PLS-5. The Manual does not indicate who can administer. What Areas Does the PLS-5 Test?. Expressive Communication Auditory Comprehension (Receptive). Age/Time. AGE Birth to 7 years 11 months
Example:Seeks attention from others. The caregiver may report that the child seeks attention by pulling on her father’s pant leg and lifting her arms to be picked up. This meets the pass criteria for the item, so you would circle CR, write down the example and give the child credit for passing. However, if the caregiver says that the child seeks attention by smiling when she sees them, the behavior as described, does not meet the pass criteria. You would still circle CR and write down the child’s behavior, but you ld not give the child credit for the item.
Example: Uses at least five words. The child may not have labeled five toys or objects in response to the item stimulus. However, if the child names five different toys or objects during the session, you can circle O and give the child credit.
* You can assess the child by using any two or all three of the described methods, in any combination. The child does not get additional credit if you circle more than one code for an item.
“1” Circle the 1 if the child’s response meets the pass criterion for an item.
“0” Circle the 0 if the child’s response does not meet the criterion for an item.
* If a child self-corrects a response on any item, even if the self-correction occurs later in the test session, write SC next to item and record the child’s revised response. Rescore the item based on the self-correction.
Child scores 1 on three consecutive items.
Child scores 0 on six consecutive items.
Refer to pages 25-99 in the PLS-5 Administering and Scoring Manual for detailed instructions on how to administer each test item.
Watch Video footage of PLS-5 being administered.
Step 1 Calculating Raw Scores: Record the number of the last item administered on the Record Form. Subtract the number of 0 scores from this item number.
Step 2 Converting Raw Scores to Standard Scores: Use the tables in appendix A to convert raw scores obtained to (1) standard scores (2) percentile ranks (3) confidence intervals (the range of scores within which you would expect the child’s score to lie).