Preschool Language Scale – Fifth Edition (PLS -5)

Title: Preschool Language Scale – Fifth Edition (PLS -5)
Author: Irla Lee Zimmerman, Violette G. Steiner & Roberta Evatt Pond
Year: 2011
Description: The Preschool Language Scales – Fifth Edition (PLS-5) is an individually administered test used to identify children who have a language delay or disorder. This interactive, play-based assessment provides you with comprehensive, reliable, and trusted information about language skills for children who are at high risk for moderate-to-severe language delays. PLS-5 is developed for use with children from birth through 7 years 11 months of age. It can also be administered to older children (e.g, 8 or 9 years old) who function developmentally within this age range; however, normative scores are not provided beyond 7 years 11 months.

PLS-5 can be used to help you:

  • determine if a chid has a language delay or disorder
  • determine if a child has primarily a receptive or expressive language delay/disorder, or a delay/disorder that involves both;
  • determine eligibility for early intervention or speech and language services
  • identify receptive and expressive language skills in the areas of attention, gesture, play, vocal development, social communication, vocabulary, concepts, language structure, integrative language, and emergent literacy;
  • identify a child’s language strengths and weaknesses so that appropriate interventions can be provided; and
  • measure efficacy of speech and language treatment
Age Range: Children
Administration: Individual
Inventory: 1 Complete Kit

  • 1 Examiner’s Manual
  • 1 Administration and Scoring Manual
  • 1 Picture Manual
  • 1 Record forms @$7.50/each
  • 1 Home Communication Questionnaire @$0.75/each

MANIPULATIVES

  • 2 Books
    • “A dog named Sam”
    • “Three by the sea”
  • 1 Blue Pitcher
  • 1 Plastic box with lid (blue)
    • 4 cars
    • 1 squeaky toy yellow duck
    • 3 bowls
    • 3 cups
  • Bag #1
    • 2 Wind toys
    • 1 Green Ball
    • 3 Spoons
    • 1 Comb
    • 1 Plastic bear
  • Bag #2
    • 8 Crayons
    • 2 Rattles
    • 1 Cloth
  • Bag #4
    • 8 Plastic Blocks (2 yellow, 2 Green, 2 Blue, 2 Red)
  • PLS™–5: PLS–5 Normative Data Reported in 1-Month Increments for Ages 2:6 through 2:11 (August 1, 2012)
Location: BSB 160G (Shelf 6)
Notes:
Publisher: Pearson
Qualification Level: Level B or 2
Test Category: English and Language, Neuropsychological
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