Purpose: Use the Language Processing Test 3 Elementary (LPT3) to diagnose language processing disorders in underachieving children. The test evaluates the ability to attach increasingly more meaning to information received to then formulate an expressive response. Ages: 5 to 11 years Grades: K-6 Administration Time: 35 minutes
Description: The skills evaluated are discrete and carefully controlled, beginning with simple tasks and progressively increasing the language processing demand placed upon the student. This hierarchical approach ensures evaluation of prerequisite skills for increasing demand. There are two pretest and six subtests. Each subsequent subtest builds on the skills previously evaluated. The test items are valid clinical indicators of the ability to attach meaning to language.
Pretest 1: Labeling: Name pictures with a one-word response
Pretest 2: Stating Functions: State a verb that describes the function of a specific noun.
Subtest A: Associations: Name an additional item that is typically associated with a specific noun
Subtest B: Categorization: Name at least three items that belong to the specific category presented
Subtest C: Similarities: Compare two items and state the similar characteristics that place them in the same category
Subtest D: Differences: Contrast two items and state the differences between them
Subtest E: Multiple Meanings: State three definitions for each stimulus word. Each stimulus word is presented in 3 different sentence contexts. To receive full credit, the student must provide an acceptable definition for 2 of the three sentences.
Subtest F: Attributes: Spontaneously describe a specific noun. Success on this task is evaluated by the number of different attribute areas, or depth of processing that the student addresses without the use of prompts.
Test Scoring/Types of Scores For Pretest 1, Pretest 2, and Subtests A through E, a correct response is scored as 1. An incorrect response is scored as 0. In some subtests, the examiner writes in the student's response for comparison to the scoring standards, For subtest F, 1 point is given for every attribute category stated appropriately by the student.
Raw scores are converted to:
Test Set includes: Examiner's Manual, 20 Test Forms
Author: Gail J. Richard, Ph.D., CCC-SLP and Mary Anne Hanner, Ph.D., CCC-SLP