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Evaluation of Language
Fundamentals 3 (CELF-3)
Eleanor Semel, Ed. D.; Elisabeth H. Wiig, Ph.D., and Wayne A. Secord,
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Administered to child:
1. Sentence structure: points to 1 of 4 pictures in response to
an orally presented stimulus.
2. Concepts and directions: identifies pictures of geometric shapes
in response to orally presented direction.
3. Semantic relations: listen to 4 facts, then select 2 of 4 visually
4. Word classes: picks 2 out of 3 or 4 words orally presented that
5. Recalling sentences: imitation of orally presented sentence.
1. Sentence assembly: produces 2 semantically and syntactically
intact sentences from visually and orally presented words or word
2. Word structure: completes orally presented sentences with picture
3. Formulated sentences: given target word and picture stimulus
and asked to form sentence.
4. Recalling sentences: imitate orally presented sentences.
5. Word associations: lists as many words within given category
as possible in 1 minute.
|Content: What it Tests
The relationships among semantics, syntax/morphology, and pragmatics
(form, content and use) and the interrelated domains of receptive
and expressive language.
1) integrated measures:
a) content and form (semantics, syntax, morphology): semantic relationships,
listening to paragraphs, b) memory and recall: listening to paragraphs.
2) Specific measures: a) content (semantics): word classes; concepts
and direction, b) form (morphology and syntax): sentence stricture,
c) memory (recall and retrieval): concepts and directions.
Expressive language subtests:
1) integrated measures: a) content and form (semantics, syntax,
and morphology): formulated sentences; sentence assembly, b) memory
and recall: recalling sentences.
2) Specific measures:
a)content (semantics): word associations,
b) form (morphology and syntax): word structure, c) memory (recall
and retrieval): word associations.
||Receptive language composite, expressive language composite,
total language score, standard scores, percentile ranks, total language
||Internal consistency, test-retest, inter-rater (varied
across ages and subtests)
||Content, construct, concurrent reported as strong,
although no specific data provided.
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