Preschool Language Scales-5 Screening Test for Early Childhood Educators

PLS-5
The Preschool Language Scales-5 Screening Test for Early Childhood Educators (PLS™-5 Screening Test for Early Childhood Educators) helps screen a broad spectrum of speech and language skills for children. Designed specifically for early childhood specialists, the test uses terminology describing language skills that is familiar to early childhood educators, occupational therapists, and psychologists who screen children birth through age 6:11.

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  • PLS-5 Screening For Early Childhood Educators Birth Record Forms Qty 25 (Print)
    0158008804 Qualification Level B

    $45.75

  • PLS-5 Screening For Early Childhood Educators Age 1 Record Forms Qty 25 (Print)
    0158008812 Qualification Level B

    $45.75

  • PLS-5 Screening For Early Childhood Educators Age 2 Record Forms Qty 25 (Print)
    0158008820 Qualification Level B

    $45.75

  • PLS-5 Screening For Early Childhood Educators Age 3 Record Forms Qty 25 (Print)
    0158008839 Qualification Level B

    $45.75

  • PLS-5 Screening For Early Childhood Educators Age 4 Record Forms Qty 25 (Print)
    0158008847 Qualification Level B

    $45.75

  • PLS-5 Screening For Early Childhood Educators Age 5 Record Forms Qty 25 (Print)
    0158008855 Qualification Level B

    $45.75

  • PLS-5 Screening For Early Childhood Educators Age 6 Record Forms Qty 25 (Print)
    0158008863 Qualification Level B

    $45.75

  • PLS-5 Screening For Early Childhood Educators Stimulus Book/Test Manual (Print)
    0158008782 Qualification Level B

    $181.00

  • PLS-5 Screening For Early Childhood Educators Ages 0-3 Kit (Print)
    0158008642 Qualification Level B

    Includes Manual (Print), Stimulus Book (Print), 25 English Record Form: Age 0 (Print), 25 English Record Form: Age 1 (Print), 25 English Record Form: Age 2 (Print), 25 English Record Form: Age 3 (Print)

    $105.75

  • PLS-5 Screening For Early Childhood Educators Ages 3-6 Kit (Print)
    0158008677 Qualification Level B

    Includes Manual (Print), Stimulus Book (Print), 25 English Record Form: Age 3 (Print), 25 English Record Form: Age 4 (Print), 25 English Record Form: Age 5 (Print), 25 English Record Form: Age 6 (Print)

    $105.75

Overview

Publication date:
2015
Age range:
Birth-6:11
Scores/Interpretation:
Pass/fail scores—emerging interaction and language and speech skills in infants and toddlers; pass/fail scores for articulation, language, social/interpersonal communication skills, stuttering, and voice for children ages 3:0 to 6:11.
Qualification level:
B
Completion time:
5-10 minutes
Administration:
Examiner interaction and verbal response to stimulus pictures
Scoring options:
Manual Scoring

Ordering

To order the Speech and Language version of this test, see the PLS-5 Screening Test.

 

 

Product Details

The Preschool Language Scales-5 Screening Test for Early Childhood Educators can be used to screen children ages 3 to 6:11 in such areas as language, articulation, connected speech, communication skills, stuttering and voice. The PLS-5 also enables screening of emerging interpersonal, communication, and feeding skills for children birth through 2:11.

Benefits

  • Conduct infant, preschool, or kindergarten language screenings of emerging developmental communication skills.
  • Identify children who need to be referred to an SLP for further speech or language assessment.
  • Simplify administration, with stimulus pages, administration and scoring directions, and technical information all in one compact manual.
  • Address newly-proposed Head Start performance standards for assessing dual language learners.

Features

PLS-5 is designed especially for early childhood education, with separate kits for age groups 0–3 and 3–6.

If an SLP uses PLS-5 as the follow-up diagnostic language measure, there's no need to re-administer the test items from the screening - simply transfer responses from the PLS-5 Screening Tests to the PLS-5 protocol.

  • Ideal for programs serving infants, toddlers, and preschoolers whose primary language is English.
  • Brief and engaging for children, and easy to administer and score for the examiner.
  • No manipulatives needed for children ages 3:0 to 6:11. For infants and toddlers, use toys and objects easily found within the child's environment (e.g., squeaky toys, rattles, baby bottle, cup).
  • Record Forms are available in tear-off pads.
 

Resources

Webinars

The following training events are available for PLS-5 Screening Test for Early Childhood Educators.