Preschool Language Scales-5 Spanish Screening Test for Early Childhood Educators
(PLS-5 Spanish Screening Test for Early Childhood Educators)
Overview: PLS™-5 Spanish Screening Test for Early Childhood Educators can be used to screen a broad spectrum of speech and language skills for Spanish speaking children birth through age 6.
Age Range: Birth-6:11
RTI Tiers: RTI Level 1
Administration: Examiner interaction and verbal response to stimulus pictures
Completion Time: 5-10 minutes
Scores/Interpretation: Pass/fail scores—emerging interaction and language and speech skills in infants and toddlers; pass/fail scores for articulation, language, social/interpersonal communication skills, stuttering, and voice for children ages 3:0 to 6:11.
Scoring Options: Manual scoring
Publication Date: 2015
The PLS-5 Spanish Screening Test for Early Childhood Educators is an efficient tool to help specialists from multiple disciplines identify infants, toddlers, and young children who are at-risk for a speech or language disorder. Adapted from the PLS-5 Spanish Screening Test used by speech-language pathologists (SLPs), this tool can help you screen for a broad spectrum of skills within three to six speech and language areas—in just 5 to 10 minutes.
Conduct infant, preschool, or kindergarten language screenings of emerging developmental communication skills
Identify children who need to be referred to an SLP for further speech or language assessment
Features & Benefits
It’s designed especially for early childhood educators, with separate kits for age groups 0-3 and 3-6.
The PLS-5 is ideal for programs serving infant, toddler, and preschool-age dual language learners.
It addresses newly-proposed Head Start performance standards for assessing dual language learners.
This brief screening test is engaging for children, and easy to administer and score for the examiner.
If the SLP uses PLS-5 Spanish as the follow-up diagnostic measure, review the child's responses with the SLP to determine if the scores can be transferred from the PLS-5 Spanish Screening Test for Early Childhood Educators Record Form to the PLS-5 Spanish Record Form.
Stimulus pages, administration and scoring directions, and technical information are all included in one compact manual, simplifying administration.
Record Forms are available in tear-off pads.
No manipulatives are needed for children ages 3:0 to 6:11. For infants and toddlers, collect the materials you need from toys and objects that are easily found within the child’s environment (squeaky toys, infant toys such as rattles, baby bottle, cup).
You have the option of training paraprofessionals or teacher’s aides to screen speech and language skills using this tool.
Areas of Assessment
Enables you to screen emerging language, interpersonal communication, and feeding skills for children birth through 2:11.
Screen children ages 3:0 to 6:11 in six areas:
- Connected Speech
- Social/Interpersonal Communication Skills