SpeechPathology.com Speech Pathology logo Phone: 800-242-5183

Language Assessment in Early Childhood

Course: #6918 Level: Intermediate1 Hour 81 Reviews

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.

Preview Exam
unlimited ceu access $99/year Join Now

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to name at least one best practice procedure for evaluating a young child.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe at least one area where the PLS-5 aligns to best practice assessment for young children.
  • checkmarkAfter 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.
  • checkmarkAfter 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


81 Reviews
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented by SpeechPathology.com in cooperation with Pearson Assessments.

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.

Course participation information

To ensure you are ready to participate, please complete our short Test Drive to prepare your computer to view the course.

Review Technical Requirements

Login and logout times will be recorded and documented.
Passing an online exam will be required to earn continuing education credit, where applicable.

Live Webinars allow presenter and participant interaction. The exam and course evaluation for these courses must be completed within 7 days of the event.

On-demand courses include texts, video and audio recordings of live webinars, and multimedia formats. The exam and course evaluation for on-demand courses must be completed within 30 days of course registration.

To participate in the course, complete the exam, and earn continuing education credit (where applicable), you must be a SpeechPathology.com member.

SpeechPathology.com is committed to providing equal opportunities in accordance with all applicable laws. If you are in need of a disability-related accommodation, please contact customerservice@speechpathology.com. We will review your request and respond in a timely manner. Please note that we will require a minimum of 2 weeks to provide a reasonable accommodation for your request.

Visit our Contact us page or give us a call if you have questions.