The assessment of a child’s development during his early years often proves to be a complex analysis, driven by both variability in skill acquisition and the navigation of regional service provision criteria. By choosing an appropriate assessment battery based on strengths of the instrument, a clinician is often able to overcome the issue of qualifying children with varying functional levels. During this course, participants will review best practice principles for early language assessment. In addition, participants will review test items, research samples, and test results of the PLS-5 and CELF Preschool-2. This information can be used to guide how clinicians choose tests and interpret the results to drive appropriate programming recommendations.
- After this course, participants will be able to name at least one best practice procedure for evaluating a young child.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe at least one area where the PLS-5 aligns to best practice assessment for young children.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe at least one type of referral for which the PLS-5 can be used effectively to answer evaluation questions.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe at least one score on the CELF P:2 and how it can be used to answer a specific referral question.
|0-20 Minutes||Review of Best Practice Procedures (PLS-5 Alignment with Best Practice)|
|20-40 Minutes||Uses and score analysis: PLS-5|
|40-55 Minutes||Uses and score analysis: CELF Preschool-2|
|55-60 Minutes||Conclusion; Q&A|
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Content Disclosure: This presentation focuses on the Preschool Language Scales-5 (PLS-5) and the Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals-Preschool-2 (CELF-P-2) assessment tools. Other similar products will not be discussed.
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