Ages: 2 weeks to 24 months (standard scores, percentiles, and age equivalents); older children, adolescents and adults who have language delays (age equivalents only) Testing Time: 15 to 45 minutes Administration: Individual remark and/or parent/caregiver interview The Test of Early Communication and Emerging Language (TECEL) assesses the earliest communication behaviors and emerging language abilities in infants and toddlers as much as 24 months old. It’s well-constructed, reliable, practical, research-based, and theoretically sound. The TECEL is a revision and standardization of Mary Blake Huer’s Nonspeech Test, a well-regarded assessment used with both usually developing young children and with older individuals with moderate-to-severe language delays. The TECEL can be utilized by: Speech Language Pathologists Early Intervention and Early Childhood Professionals Special Educators Psychologists Diagnosticians Assistive Technology and AAC Specialists and related professionals. It may be used to: (1) assess and chart communication and language strengths and weaknesses and design intervention plans, (2) make estimates about future language development, and (3) serve as a research tool for investigating early communication and emerging language. Statistical and Technical Characteristics of the TECEL Norms – The TECEL is normed on 558 children between the ages of 2 weeks and 24 months from 28 states. The sample is demographically representative in keeping with U.S. Census projections for 2010. Reliability – The TECEL evidences a consistently high degree of reliability related to content (.94), time (.87), and scorer differences (.82). The TECEL possesses rather little test error and test users can have confidence in its results. Validity – The TECEL provides strong qualitative and quantitative evidence of validity, including high correlations with age and cognitive and language abilities.
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COMPLETE TECEL KIT INCLUDES: Examiner’s Manual, Picture Plates, 25 Examiner Record Booklets, 25 Informal Assessment and Intervention Plans and an Object Kit, all in a sturdy storage box. (©2011)
Now you’ll assess the language abilities of infants and toddlers; or test older people who have moderate to severe language delays.