(STAL) Screening Test of Adolescent Language

by Elizabeth M. Prather, Sheila Van Ausdal Breecher, et al.

(STAL) Screening Test of Adolescent Language

by Elizabeth M. Prather, Sheila Van Ausdal Breecher, et al.
Benefits Provides a quick, convenient way to screen adolescents for receptive and expressive language disorders
Ages 11 through 18 years
Admin time 7 minutes
Scores Unambiguous cutoff scores
Publish Date 1980
Qualifications Level C required.
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BY ELIZABETH M. PRATHER, SHEILA VAN AUSDAL BREECHER, MARIMYN LEE STAFFORD, AND ELIZABETH MATTHEWS WALLACE

Requiring no special materials or expertise, the STAL quickly identifies students whose linguistic skills deviate from the norm enough to warrant further testing. It measures both receptive and expressive language, with 23 items divided among four subtests:

  • Vocabulary—word finding and retrieval, synonym substitution in grammatically correct form
  • Auditory Memory Span—repetition of a sentence in its original syntactical form
  • Language Processing—understanding sentences and identifying absurdities
  • Proverb Explanation—interpreting proverbs

One of the few language screeners available for older students, the STAL is comprehensive yet quick and easy.

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