Speech and Language Therapists

by Elizabeth Carrow-Woolfolk

Purpose: Assesses a student's ability to understand spoken language
Age: 3 through to 9.11yrs
Admin: Individual
Time: 15-25 minutes

Description

The TACL-3 is a receptive language test that assesses a student's ability to understand spoken language.
 
Three subtests assess
(1) word classes, such as nouns, verbs, and adjectives;
(2) grammatic morphemes in simple sentences, such as prepositions, suffixes, and noun-verb agreement; and
(3) elaborate sentence constructions. Norms are based on a standardisation sample of 1,102 children.

Administration and Scoring

Each stimulus item is composed of a word, phrase, or sentence and a corresponding picture plate that has three full-colour drawings. The examiner reads the stimulus aloud, and the child is directed to point to the picture that illustrates the meaning of the word or words spoken. The TACL-3 test items are ordered according to difficulty within each of the three categories of items. Basal and ceiling rules provide for efficient test administration. The test can be completed in 15-25 minutes. Standard scores, percentiles, and age equivalents are provided for subtests and for total test performance.   
 
NOTE: THE IMPROVED AND UPDATED TACL4 IS NOW AVAILABLE

 

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