early intervention evaluations HELP

8 Jun

Hey friends,

At my facility we are currently using the PLS-5 for early intervention language evaluations for both initial intake as well as transition to the school district. We’re finding that it is somewhat soft, and we’re having a hard time qualifying children based on the standard scores and age equivalencies (it would appear from FB that other SLPs nation-wide are experiencing the same.)

I’m wondering what other tests are out there? I’ve got a list going that includes:

Norm-referenced:
DAYC-2
CSBS
REEL-3 (only goes up to 3)
BDI-2
LAP-D – 30mos+
TELD-3
LUI – for children with suspected or confirmed ASD: http://knowledgeindevelopment.ca/ (I have never heard of this)
CELF-PS – 36 mos+
Criterion based:
Rosetti – only up to 3, questionnaire in Eng and Span
Early Functional Communication Profile Set
The MacArthur Bates and associated alternate language inventories
What are you early intervention clinicians using? Anything you prefer or passionately loathe? Are you having similar difficulties with the PLS-5? We typically have children up to 36 months, but if they were born after May, we can have them almost up to 40 mos so we’re really needing tests that are normed birth-40 mos. We have talked about using the PLS-5 plus one of the inventories like the Rosetti, we’re just kind of investigating what other SLPs are doing right now, before A PLAN is implemented. Suggestions welcome and appreciated!
(The Bayley was suggested but our ECEs use that.)
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One Response to “early intervention evaluations HELP”

  1. weathersby June 8, 2014 at 8:36 pm #

    Sometimes wordpress does this weird formatting thing. I apologize.

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