Target Group: Ages 4-0 through 9-11 yearsAdministration: 15 to 25 minutes
Structured Photographic Expressive Language Test–Third Edition (SPELT-3) targets the assessment of morphology and syntax (morphosyntax) skills in children from ages 4-0 through 9-11. This third edition is a revision of an accepted tool for measurement of children’s morphosyntactic development. The SPELT-3 measures a child’s generation of specific morphologic and syntactic structures. It elicits responses from a child through structured visual and auditory stimuli. Each test item includes a visual stimulus that is a full color photograph of an everyday situation or activity.
Individual test items assess the child’s use of MORPHOLOGY (preposition, plural, possessive noun and pronoun, reflexive pronoun, subject pronoun, direct/indirect object, present possessive noun and pronoun, reflexive pronoun, subject pronoun, direct/indirect object, present progressive aspect, regular and irregular past tense, modal auxiliaries, contractible/uncontractible copula, and contractible/uncontractible auxiliary) and SYNTACTIC structures (negative, conjoined sentences, wh question, interrogative reversal, negative infinitive phrase, propositional complement, relative clause, and front/center embedded clause).
Photographic Stimulus Book contains: a practice item photograph to elicit the appropriate type of response needed for the test items, and Fifty-four 4” x 6” photographs to elicit the various targeted morphological and syntactical structures.
Response Form Includes:
COMPLETE SPELT-3 KIT INCLUDES: Test Manual, Photographic Stimulus Book, and 50 Response Forms all in sturdy storage box. (©2005)