Ages: 3-0 through 6-11Testing Time: 10 minutesAdministration: Individual
The Fluharty Preschool Speech and Language Screening Test-Second Edition (Fluharty-2) contains five subtests: Articulation, Repeating Sentences, Responding to Directives and Answering Questions, and Describing Actions and Sequencing Events. Scores reflect performance in articulation, receptive language, expressive language, and composite language. The Fluharty-2 provides rapid identification of those preschool children for whom a complete speech and language evaluation is recommended. The Fluharty-2 is a complete revision, normed on 705 children in 21 states. Sample populations represent the geographical distribution of the United States in 1998 and projected figures for 2000.
Test ReliabilityCoefficient alphas and test-retest correlations are high enough to warrant individual administration of the Fluharty-2.
ValidityContent validity studies related the test's content to current developmental studies and provided thorough individual item analysis. Criterion-related validity studies compared subtests of the Fluharty-2 to the TOLD-P:3 composites. Results demonstrated a strong correlation between the two instruments. Construct validity measures support the Fluharty-2 as a valid screening tool for use with preschool children.
Limiting BiasExamination of items on the Fluharty-2 indicated little or no bias relative to gender, disability, racial, socioeconomic or ethnic group.
Features of this major revision include:
COMPLETE FLUHARTY-2 KIT INCLUDES: Examiner's Manual, Picture Book, 25 Profile/Record Forms, and 3 ea. yellow, white, blue, and black blocks, all in a sturdy storage box. (©2000)