Aids in the diagnosis and treatment of childhood apraxia of speech.
The Kaufman Speech Praxis Test (KSPT) is a norm-referenced, diagnostic test assisting in the identification and treatment of childhood apraxia of speech. Easy to administer and score, KSPT measures a child’s imitative responses to the clinician, identifies where the speech system is breaking down, and points to a systematic course of treatment. Breakdowns in KSPT match the levels of treatment in the K-SLP Treatment Kits, allowing for a seamless transition to therapy. Ages: 2;0 – 5;11. Admin time: 5-15 minutes.
The KSPT is useful beyond establishing an initial diagnosis, as results can be used to measure and quantify gains in motor-speech proficiency. Also, test sections can assist in developing goals for IEPs and measuring progress. Order includes complete KSPT with a packet of 25 score sheets. Additional score sheets may be ordered here.
- Identifies where the child’s speech system is breaking down and points to a specific course of treatment.
- Norm-referenced and standardized items that provide a raw score, standard score, and a percentile ranking.
- Provides normative information for the “normal” pediatric speaking population and the “disordered” population.
- Results assist in planning treatment, developing goals for IEPs, and measuring progress.
- Breakdowns in KSPT match the levels of treatment in the K-SLP Treatment Kits, allowing for a seamless transition to therapy.
Ages: 2-0 through 5-11
Testing Time: 5 to 15 minutes
The KSPT identifies the level of breakdown in a child’s ability to speak so that treatment can be established and improvement tracked. Easy to administer and score, the test helps you measure a child’s imitative responses to the clinician, locates where the child’s speech system is breaking down, and points to a systematic course of treatment.
Results of the KSPT are useful beyond establishing an initial diagnosis. Gains in motor-speech proficiency can be measured and quantified in several ways. Individual sections of the test can be used to establish treatment goals and measure progress. KSPT results also can be used to generate Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). This assessment tool is critical for speech and language pathologists who work with children in public schools, hospitals, universities, and private practice.
Highlights of the KSPT:
- Items organized from simple to complex motor-speech movements, using meaningful words whenever possible
- An imitative, stimulus/response format that can be administered easily without pictorial stimulation
- Norm-referenced and standardized items that provide a raw score, a standard score, and a percentile ranking for each part of the test
- A diagnostic rating scale that assists in delineating severity levels on a continuum
- Normative information related to the “normal” speaking population of children and the “disordered” population
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