Preschool Language Scales, Fifth Edition Spanish
Overview: PLS™-5 Spanish is an interactive assessment that captures bilingual children’s language skills in a single score.
RTI Tiers: RTI Levels 2 and 3
Administration: Examiner interaction and verbal response to object and picture stimuli
Completion Time: 20-45 minutes (Spanish Administration Only); 20-65 minutes (Dual Language Administration)
Total language, auditory comprehension, expressive communication, standard scores, percentile ranks, language age equivalents
Scoring Options: Manual scoring
Publication Date: 2012
New! PLS-5 Spanish Norms in 1-Month Increments for Children Ages 2:6 to 2:11.
Content & Administration
When using PLS-5 Spanish with bilingual children, administer the test items in Spanish, then readminister the items with 0 scores in English. When using the test with monolingual Spanish speakers, administer only the items in Spanish. Many of the children you test speak both Spanish and English. Before PLS-5 Spanish, you needed to administer a test in English and a test in Spanish to obtain information about a bilingual child’s skills in each language. Often, both scores were low, because children have acquired some language skills in English and some in Spanish. Now, you can obtain an Auditory Comprehension, Expressive Communication, and Total Language score that captures the child’s Spanish and English skills in one score.
Features & Benefits
- The test provides bilingual-conceptual language scores for Auditory Comprehension and Expressive Communication, plus a Total Language score.
- The test is normed with 1,150 monolingual and bilingual Spanish-speaking children in the United States and Puerto Rico. PLS-5 Spanish uses the same manipulatives kit as the PLS-5 English edition. Spanish storybooks can be ordered separately.
Using PLS-5 Spanish Dual Language Scores to Assess Spanish Speaking Children
Presenter: Nancy Castilleja, MA CCC-SLP & Marie Sepulveda, MS CCC-SLP
PLS-5 offers you a comprehensive developmental language assessment, with items that range from pre-verbal, interaction-based skills to emerging language to early literacy! This interactive, play-based assessment provides you with comprehensive, reliable, and trusted information about language skills for children birth through age 7.
Date: Sep 05, 2012
Overview of PLS-5 Spanish and Our New Dual Language Scoring
Presenter: Nancy Castilleja, MA, CCC-SLP
Bilingual children’s language skills are often assessed first in their first language (L1), then in their second language (L2.) However, testing one language at a time often results in an underestimation of ability. Research examining the impact of dual language scoring to assess children’s combined language ability with a PLS-5 Spanish will be presented.
Date: Jul 17, 2012