Ages: 5-0 through 15-11 Testing Time: 15-20 minutes Administration: Individual
The Test of Narrative Language- Second Edition (TNL-2) is a norm-referenced test that measures children's narrative language abilities (i.e., children's ability to understand and tell stories). Narration is an important aspect of spoken language, not usually measured by oral-language tests, that provides a critical foundation for literacy.
The TNL-2 enables clinicians to assess important aspects of narrative language without having to transcribe children's stories. This saves hours of transcription time, and provides a valid and reliable metric of narrative language development. The TNL-2 is a natural complement to other standardized tests that use contrived formats to assess components of oral language, and it is especially useful for diagnosing language-based learning disabilities.
Features of the TNL-2
The TNL-2 is:
Improvements in the TNL-2
The test has been improved in three major ways: (1) new, more colorful pictures, (2) more inferential comprehension questions, and (3) a consistent scoring format. Additional improvements to the test, based on feedback and current research, include:
COMPLETE TNL-2 KIT INCLUDES: Examiner's Manual, Picture Book, and 25 Examiner Record Booklets, all in a sturdy box. (©2017)