Standardised assessments to help identify speech and language delays and impairments in young children and pupils.
Communication difficulties can put children at a huge disadvantage to their peers and severely affect their education and future. It is therefore imperative that these children receive the necessary supporting intervention to become successful learners. GL Assessment offers a range of assessments and resources to for this purpose, supporting speech and language therapists in delivering tailored intervention programmes.
To aid early identification, GL Assessment offers the WellComm Toolkit, a complete speech and language toolkit that can be used by all Early Years practitioners. Included are tailored intervention activities that can help improve the language skills of all children from six months to six years, whatever their ability.
Speech and language delays and impairments in very young children can also be identified using the New Reynell Developmental Language Scales (NRDLS). Available for use by speech and language therapists only, NRDLS tests both production and understanding of language.
Also popular are the Phonological Assessment Battery (PhAB), designed to assess phonological processing in individual children, and the British Picture Vocabulary Scale: Third Edition (BPVS3). Featuring full colour illustrations, BPVS3 is especially suitable for non-readers and children with specific learning disabilities such as autism. Further assessments for language development and specific learning difficulties can be found in the listing to the right.
Tutors and Parents
Resources to support tutors and parents, from the publishers of the actual 11+ tests
As the developer and publisher of the actual 11+ test papers that the majority of candidates will take, GL Assessment offers what are widely regarded as the most authentic practice materials available for the 11+.
The Official 11+ Practice Papers series mirror the exact design of the real 11+ test and you can choose from a range of English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Variety practice packs.