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Preschool Language Scales, Fifth Edition - Australian and New Zealand Language Adapted Edition

PLS-5
An interactive, play-based assessment of language skills from birth to 7 years 11 months

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  • PLS-5 Australian & New Zealand Language Adapted Edition Complete Kit with Manipulatives
    9780655797326 Qualification Level B

    Includes

    Examiner's Manual
    Administration Scoring Manual
    Picture Manual
    Record Forms (Pack of 25)
    Home Communication Questionnaire (Pack of 25)
    Complete Manipulatives Kit

    WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for Children under 3 years

    AUD 933.46

  • PLS-5 Australian & New Zealand Language Adapted Edition Basic Kit
    9780655797319 Qualification Level B

    Includes

    Examiner's Manual
    Administration Scoring Manual
    Picture Manual
    Home Communication Questionnaire (Pack of 25)
    Record Forms (Pack of 25)

    AUD 679.47

  • PLS-5 Complete Manipulative's Kit
    0158659899 Qualification Level B

    WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for Children under 3 years

    AUD 320.98

  • PLS 5 Australian and New Zealand Language Adapted Administration and Scoring Manual
    9781922021168 Qualification Level B

    AUD 257.51

  • PLS-5 Australian and New Zealand Language Adapted Examiner's Manual
    9781922021144 Qualification Level B

    AUD 128.26

  • PLS-5 Australian & New Zealand Language Adapted Edition Record Forms
    9781922021120 Qualification Level B

    Pack of 25

    AUD 248.49

  • PLS-5 Australian & New Zealand Language Adapted Edition Home Communication Questionnaire
    9781922021137 Qualification Level B

    Pack of 25

    AUD 29.59

  • PLS-5 Australian and New Zealand Language Adapted Picture Manual
    9781922021151 Qualification Level B

    AUD 385.66

Overview

Publication date:
2012
Completion time:
45-60 minutes
Administration:
Individual
Age range:
Birth to 7 years 11 months
Qualification level:
B

Product Details

The PLS-5 is a comprehensive developmental language assessment, providing you with reliable and trusted information about language skills for children up to 7 years 11 months.

The PLS-5 is an interactive, play-based assessment featuring:

  • Progress tracking using Growth Scores
  • Items to address a wider variety of early play behaviours
  • Better elicit target responses
  • Streamlined administration with minimised transitions between the play and picture pointing tasks
  • Colourful instructions to engage children
  • The brief Articulation Screener, enabling targeting of multiple phonemes within words
  • More plastic manipulatives (including Mr. Bear!) so they can be wiped clean after each administration

(U.S. kit is pictured)

Content & Administration

  • Administer PLS-5 to test a full range of language skills across the developmental language spectrum
  • Link the Home Communication Questionnaire items directly to test tasks to serve as a baseline for testing. This frees testing time for observing natural interactions between parents and children from Birth–2:0.
  • Address the needs of children up to 8 years of age who have severe, persistent deficits such as autism or severe developmental delays

Use PLS-5 to:

  • Target interaction, attention, vocal/gestural behaviours, and different levels of play for children from Birth to 2:11
  • Assess preschoolers with new items for letter naming and book handling, and updated school readiness skills
  • Target language skills that tap Theory of Mind and emergent literacy skills for 6- and 7-year-olds
  • Assess children at age 7 with new language tasks such as assessing use of irregular plurals and synonyms, constructing sentences using two or three target words in the sentence, and answering questions about a story

PLS-5 Items: Changes from PLS-4 during U.S. Development

Changes from PLS4

Features & Benefits

  • NEW! Track progress using Growth Scores to monitor a child’s skills from Birth through to 7:11
  • Address a wider variety of early play behaviours
  • Better elicit target responses due to test item modifications that are based on examiner feedback
  • Minimise transitions between the play and picture pointing tasks now that test items with manipulatives are grouped to streamline administration
  • Engage children with the new Picture Manual featuring large, colourful illustrations
  • Target multiple phonemes within words using the brief Articulation Screener, which now includes picture stimuli
  • Many of the manipulatives are plastic (including Mr. Bear!) so they can be wiped clean after each administration

Areas Assessed

Psychometric Information

  • 1,400 children participated in the standardisation normative sample, collected in more than 45 states in the United States
  • Norms are reported for 3-month intervals for children Birth to 11 months and 6-month intervals for ages 12 months through to 7 years, 11 months
  • Clinical studies include a developmental delay study and three language disorder studies (children with receptive language disorder, expressive language disorder, and both receptive and expressive disorder)
  • Case studies include children identified as high risk (environmental risk) and children identified with autism
  • Multiple reviews for bias were conducted throughout the test development. Nationally recognised U.S. experts in assessment and bias issues conducted a thorough review of test items and art. An additional sample of African American and Hispanic children were tested to conduct the statistical analysis of bias.
  • Split half reliabilities range from .80 to .97. Sensitivity for the Total Language score is .83; and specificity is .80.

Materials

In addition to the Examiner's Manual, Administration Scoring Manual, Picture Manual, Record Forms, and Home Communication Questionnaire, the following manipulatives are needed for administration:

PLS-5 manipulatives

 

Resources

The following resources are available for PLS-5.