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Preschool Language Assessment Instrument—Second Edition

  • Laura J. Berlin
  • Marion Blank
  • Susan A. Rose
An individually administered language test for young children

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  • PLAI-2 Complete Kit
    10895DR Qualification Level B

    Includes Examiner's Manual, Picture Book, Profile/Examiner Record Booklets for age 3 and ages 4 to 5 (pkg of 25 each)

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    10898DR Qualification Level B

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    10899DR Qualification Level B

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The PLAI–2 assesses children's abilities to meet the demand of classroom discourse. Now including full-color artwork, it measures how effectively a child integrates cognitive, linguistic, and pragmatic abilities for adult-child exchanges. Teachers, speech-language pathologists, and special education professionals appreciate the multi-faceted information this tool provides.

Measure young children's discourse abilities

The PLAI-2 offers two types of assessment:

Norm-referenced (formal) assessment

Uses items that require matching, analysis, reordering, and reasoning by verbal and nonverbal responses. This assessment includes:
• Four subtests that assess levels of abstraction
• Two subtests that assess modes of response
• Discourse Ability Score – Presents overall estimate of performance

Non-standard (informal) assessment

Provides two pragmatic measures:
• Adequacy of Response–Evaluates the quality of the child's expressive language on a four-category scale
• Interfering Behaviors–Quantifies two major patterns of behaviour that hamper interaction