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Pragmatic Language Skills Inventory (PLSI) (#21365-IN)

Jamaes Gilliam and Lynda Miller
 
Ages: 5-0 through 12-11
Testing Time: 5-10 minutes

The Pragmatic Language Skills Inventory (PLSI) is an easy-to-use, norm-referenced rating scale designed to assess pragmatic language abilities. Its 45 items can be administered in only 5-10 minutes. The PLSI has three subscales:
  • Personal Interaction Skills - assesses initiating conversation, asking for help, participating in verbal games, and using appropriate nonverbal communicative gestures.
  • Social Interaction Skills - assesses knowing when to talk and when to listen, understanding classroom rules, taking turns in conversations, and predicting consequences for one's behavior.
  • Classroom Interaction Skills - assesses using figurative language, maintaining a topic during conversation, explaining how things work, writing a good story, and using slang appropriately.
Cut-off scores are included for determining whether the student exhibits characteristics of a pragmatic language disorder and if referral for a more comprehensive language assessment is warranted. Guidelines are provided to assist the examiner in interpreting the results. Reliability and validity ratings are exceptionally strong and support the use of the PLSI as a diagnostic instrument. Teachers, early interventionists, and other professionals will find this test useful and thorough. Identify students who have a disorder, document progress in ability, collect data for research, and target pragmatic language goals all with this succinct test, user-friendly test.

COMPLETE PLSI KIT INCLUDES: Examiner Manual and 25 Summary/Response Forms, all in a sturdy storage box.





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