CELF-4

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Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals 4th Edition:

Victoria Villanueva Professor Martin Azusa Pacific University EDCO 534 Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals 4 th Edition

CELF-4:

CELF-4 is an individually administered clinical tool for the identification, diagnosis and follow-up evaluation of language and communication disorders in individual ages 5-21. It also evaluates an individuals strength and communication needs. CELF-4

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What is being measured? It is measuring an individuals core language, receptive language, expressive language, language content, language memory and working memory. How is this accomplished? This can be measured by administering subtest. The top four subtest are concepts, following directions, recalling sentences and formulated sentences. CELF-4

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Which subtest are adequate for what is being attempted to be measured ? T he person administering the test must be sure that the proper testing material are gathered as indicated on the cover page of the “Record Form”. There are a total of six areas being measure and they all require different subtest. CELF-4

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Who can administer the assessment? Speech-Language pathologist, school psychologist, special educators, educational diagnosticians and individual's that have received proper training in administering this assessment. CELF-4

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There are four levels of testing to help in the diagnosing an individuals disorder Level 1- Identifying the problem and determining eligibility Level 2 - Describing the nature of the disorder Level 3 – Evaluating underlying clinical behaviors Level 4 – Evaluating language in context CELF-4

Core Language:

Ages 9-12 Subtest Concept Following Directions Recalling Sentences Formulated Sentences Word Classes- Receptive/Expressive Subtest Recalling Sentences Formulated Sentences Word Classes- Receptive/Expressive Word Definitions Core Language Ages 13-21

Receptive Language:

Ages 9-12 Subtest Concept Following Directions Word Classes- Receptive Subtest Word Classes- Receptive Understanding Spoken Paragraph Semantic Relationships Receptive Language Ages 13-21

Language Content:

Age 9 Subtest Word Classes- Receptive/Expressive Expressive Vocabulary Understanding Spoken Paragraph Language Content Ages 10-12 Subtest Word Classes- Receptive/Expressive Word Definition Understanding Spoken Paragraph Subtest Sentence Assembly Word Definition Understanding Spoken Paragraph Ages 10-12

Language Memory:

Ages 9-12 Subtest Concept Following Directions Recalling Sentences Formulated Sentences Subtest Recalling Sentences Formulated Sentences Semantic Relationships Language Memory Ages 13-21

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Expressive Language Ages 9-21 Subtest Recalling Sentences Formulated Sentences Word Classes- Expressive Ages 9-21 Subtest Number Repetition Familiar Sequences 1/2 Working Memory

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TEST REVIEW FORM Name of Reviewer : Victoria Villanueva Title of Test : Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals Fourth Edition (CELF-4) Authors : Eleanor Semel, Elisabeth H. Wiig, and Wayne A. Secord Publisher : The Psychological Corporation Date :3/22/11 Purpose of Test : CELF-4 is an individually administered clinical tool for the identification, diagnosis and follow-up evaluation of language and communication disorders in individual ages 5-21. It also evaluates an individuals strength and communication needs. CELF-4 is designed specifically for the testing and identification of language-skill deficits in individuals Development: Standardization: CELF-4 is the third revision. Study was conducted in 2002 with 4,500 participants across all geographical regions of the Unites States ages 5-21. This sample representation was used for standardization sample. Reliability: CELF-4 used a variety of methods to establish reliability. Including test-retest with a mean of 16 days between test and it demonstrated higher scored than the initial test. This was seen across all subtest. There was also evidence of internal consistency. Validity: Clinical validation studies confirmed CELF-4 validity. Administration: Speech-Language pathologist, school psychologist, special educators, educational diagnosticians and individual's that have received proper training in administering this assessment. Individuals that have been referred by other educational professionals can use CELF-4 to identify possible language deficits. CELF-4 complies with IDEA and it may aide in the development of an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Interpretation of Scoring: Scoring is dependent on a varied of factor contributed by the individuals taking the assessment. Age is the biggest factor. There are four levels in CELF-4. Level 1- Identifying the problem and determining eligibility . Level 2 - Describing the nature of the disorder . Level 3 – Evaluating underlying clinical behaviors . Level 4 – Evaluating language in context . The extent of testing is dependent on individuals scoring in level 1 Limitations: Complexity in scoring Age: 5-21 Grade: K-12 Other: Strengths: Clear cut directions to administer test. Limited material needed to carry out assessment.