Assessment Of Spoken And Language

885 WordsOct 28, 20144 Pages
The CASL or Comprehensive Assessment of spoken and language was administered by two student clinicians. The Test consists of 15 sub tests in the domains of comprehension, expression, and retrieval in the 4 categories of semantics, syntax, supra-linguistics, and pragmatics.. These sub tests are then divided into core or supplementary categories. Core tests are meant to determine basic language components where as supplementary test are meant to convey further information for a diagnosis. Depending on the client’s age, the test can take between thirty minutes to an hour and a half to administer, but overall is not a difficult test and yields useful results. A variety of different factors where taken into account when norming the CASL. The age group used was between 3.0 to 21.11 years, and taken from most areas of the country including the Northeast, northwest, central, and west. Fifty percent of these participants were male and fifty percent were female. Almost 70% of this reference population identified as white while about 20% of the reference population was either Hispanic or African American. Based on these norms this test may be better for some populations rather then others. For example, if a clinician has a Hispanic boy from Texas, she may want to use a different test, or at least keep these norms in mind when scoring. Because this test is normed on a large portion of the population, even with a price of about 500 dollars, many clinics would find this test useful to
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