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Preschool Language Scales-5 Screening Test for Early Childhood Educators
(PLS-5 Screening Test for Early Childhood Educators)

 

Overview: PLS™-5 Screening Test for Early Childhood Educators can be used to screen a broad spectrum of speech and language skills for children birth through age 6.

Age Range: Birth-6:11

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

 
 
 

Product Details

The PLS-5 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 Screening Test used by speech-language pathologists (SLPs), this tool can help you screen for a broad spectrum of skills within six speech and language areas—in just 5 to 10 minutes.

Applications

  • 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.

  • PLS-5 is ideal for programs serving infants, toddlers, and preschoolers whose primary language is English.

  • Newly-proposed Head Start performance standards for assessing dual language learners are addressed.

  • This brief screening test is engaging for children, and easy to administer and score for the examiner.

  • If an SLP uses PLS-5 as the follow-up diagnostic language measure, there's no need to re-administer the test items from the screening—simply transfer the responses from the PLS-5 Screening Tests to the PLS-5 protocol.

  • 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).

Areas of Assessment

  • Enables you to screen emerging interpersonal, communication, and feeding skills for children birth through 2:11

  • Screen children ages 3 to 6:11 in six areas:

    • Language
    • Articulation
    • Connected Speech
    • Social/Interpersonal Communication Skills
    • Stuttering
    • Voice

Resources

Training

Pre-recorded Webinars

  • Prime Time to Screen--PLS-5 & CELF-5 Screening Tests and Shaywitz DyslexiaScreen

    Presenter: Adam Scheller, PhD

    Back-to-school is an ideal time for screening! Obtain important information about how screening helps identify children and adolescents at-risk for a disorder, as well as screening benefits and limitations. Specifics about screening tools available for children from birth through age 21 such as age ranges, content, understanding screening results, and next steps will be presented.  

    Date: Aug 17, 2017

    pdf PDF: Prime Time to Screen--PLS-5 & CELF-5 Screening Tests and Shaywitz DyslexiaScreen

    link Video: Prime Time to Screen--PLS-5 & CELF-5 Screening Tests and Shaywitz DyslexiaScreen

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Pricing & Ordering


To order the Speech and Language version of this test, visit this page.

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Order Components

 
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  • Kits

    Price

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  • 0-3 English Kit
    0158008642
    $84.25
     

    Includes: Stimulus Book/Test Manual (with stimulus pages, administration and scoring directions, and technical information) and 25 Record Forms for each age group from birth through age 3.

  • 3-6 English Kit
    0158008677
    $84.25
     

    Includes: Stimulus Book/Test Manual (with stimulus pages, administration and scoring directions, and technical information) and 25 Record Forms for each age group from ages 3 through 6.

  • Manuals

    Price

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  • English Stimulus Book/Manual
    0158008782
    $146.50
     
  • Administration Materials

    Price

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  • English Stimulus Book/Manual
    0158008782
    $146.50
     
  • English Record Form: Birth
    0158008804
    $39.00
     

    Pad of 25

  • English Record Form: Age 1
    0158008812
    $39.00
     

    Pad of 25

  • English Record Form: Age 2
    0158008820
    $39.00
     

    Pad of 25

  • English Record Form: Age 3
    0158008839
    $39.00
     

    Pad of 25

  • English Record Form: Age 4
    0158008847
    $39.00
     

    Pad of 25

  • English Record Form: Age 5
    0158008855
    $39.00
     

    Pad of 25

  • English Record Form: Age 6
    0158008863
    $39.00
     

    Pad of 25

 
 
 
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