Tele-Collaboration in Speech and Hearing Sciences: Social Communication

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- CELF-3
- TOLD-I:3

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  decorative cubeClinical Evaluation of Language
     Fundamentals 3 (CELF-3)

Eleanor Semel, Ed. D.; Elisabeth H. Wiig, Ph.D., and Wayne A. Secord, Ph.D. (Authors)
The Psychological Corporation (Publisher)
555 Academic Court
San Antonio, TX 78204
(800) 211-8378



(as of 06/2001)

Complete Kit: includes examiner's manual, 2 stimulus manuals, technical manual, 12 record forms, and vinyl briefcase = $348.
No price without briefcase listed.


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 presented options.

4. Word classes: picks 2 out of 3 or 4 words orally presented that go together.

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 clusters.

2. Word structure: completes orally presented sentences with picture stimuli.

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.

Receptive 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.

Time 30-45 minutes
Age 6-21
Scores Provided Receptive language composite, expressive language composite, total language score, standard scores, percentile ranks, total language age equivalent.
Reliability Internal consistency, test-retest, inter-rater (varied across ages and subtests)
Validity Content, construct, concurrent reported as strong, although no specific data provided.


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