Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals – Fifth Edition (CELF-5)

Title: Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals – Fifth Edition (CELF-5)
Author: Eleanor Semel, Elisabeth H. Wiig & Wayne A. Secord
Year: 2013
Description: The Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals – Fifth Edition (CELF-5) is an individually administered clinical tool for the identification, diagnosis and follow-up evaluation of language and communication disorders in students 5-21 years old.  The test can be administered by speech-language pathologists, school psychologists, special educators, and diagnosticians who have been trained and are experienced in administration and interpretation of individually administered, standardized tests and have in-depth knowledge of language structure rules.

  • Evaluate a child’s strengths and communication needs, address parent and teacher concerns, and the possible need to develop an Individualized Education Program.
  • Battery of 16 stand-alone tests – ten of the 16 tests are administered depending on an individual’s age
  • Using the Pragmatics Activities Checklist, one of six interactive tasks can be selected to rate behaviours observed during authentic communication activities
  • Targeted assessment of written language
  • Assesses reading comprehension and structured writing
  • Compares skills to oral language performance
Age Range: Ages 5-21 years old
Administration: Individual
Inventory: 1 Complete Kit:

  • Examiner’s Manual
  • Technical Manual
  • Stimulus Book 1
  • Stimulus Book 2
  • Record Form 1 – Ages 5-8 @$5.00/each
  • Record Form 2 – Ages 9-21 @$5.00/each
  • Reading and Writing Supplement 1 – Ages 8-10 @$1.75/each
  • Reading and Writing Supplement 2 – Ages 11-21 @$1.75/each
  • Observational Rating Scale Form @$1.75/each
Location: Test Drawer 1
Publisher: Pearson
Qualification Level: Level B or 2
Test Category: Intelligence, Language and English
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