Receptive Language Assessment
Last week we took a look at Common Core Language Assessment by Smarty Ears Apps. So staying with the theme of iPad assessment apps, here is another one called Receptive Language Assessment. It's developed by The Speech and Language Store and costs $24.99. The Speech and Language Store are the developers of Splingo's Universe so this app also includes Splingo as reinforcement if you want that option. This is another non-normed language assessment you can use to get a feel for your student or client's receptive language abilities.
The app has the ability to keep track of multiple student profiles that are saved by name and birthdate. It will also keep track of complete and incomplete assessments and allow you to go back and "retest" at a later date to track progress on the specific goals you are targeting. You can also print out or email an assessment report identifying the strength and weaknesses identified by the assessment.
You are able to begin this assessment for any of the four built in levels.
Level 1: 1 main word- object nouns, pronouns, location nouns, verbs, prepositions, and adjectives
Level 2: 2 main words- 7 different sentence types e.g., object-person, adjective-object etc.
Level 3: 3 main words- 7 different sentence types e.g., adjective-object-location, person-action-location etc.
Level 4: 4 main words- 7 different sentence types, e.g., object-preposition-adjective-location, person-action-preposition-location etc...
I like the fact that for the verb section of the assessment the characters actually move and act out the verbs. Two things I didn't like are on the screens where they ask "Find the girl's orange etc..." the pictures are too close together and it deserves a line clearly separating the belongings you are looking for. Also I am not a big fan of the arrows (similar to Splingo's Language Universe) they use to prompt where to place an object. Overall I think this can be a useful app to put in your "app toolbox."
We're having another giveaway for 3 lucky SLPs to get this app for FREE! Just share your favorite assessment app or tip on working on receptive language with children below in the comments section. We're going to choose 3 readers at random, and they'll receive codes to install the app for FREE. Winners will be notified Monday, Sept. 17!