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Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing (CTOPP)

Wagner, Torgesen, & Rashotte (Pro-Ed, 1999). The CTOPP, with different forms for ages 7 21and 5 6, uses a variety of tasks to assess a student's ability to perceive and manipulate the sounds that make up words. The CTOPP was normed in 1997-98 on 1,656 individuals around the U.S. Many of the tasks are presented by tape recordings. It includes the following subtests and scales (no rhyming, sadly):

  • elision (say "blend" without saying /l/)
  • blending words (what word do these sounds make? /k/ /a/ /t/)
  • memory for digits (say these numbers: three, five, one, nine, six, two)
  • rapid digit naming (name these numbers as fast as you can: 3 7 8 1 9 6 2)
  • nonword repetition (say "dooloowheep")
  • rapid letter naming (name these letters as fast as you can: m t g k b h r a n)
  • rapid color naming (name these colors as fast as you)
  • phoneme reversal (say "foob"; now say "foob" backwards)
  • rapid object naming (name these objects as fast as you can: ??? ? ??)
  • blending nonwords (what made-up word do these sounds make? /r/ // /b/)
  • segmenting words (say "pit" one sound at a time)
  • segmenting nonwords (say "kloop" one sound at a time)
  • Phonological Awareness: elision and blending words
  • Phonological Memory: memory digits and nonword repetition
  • Rapid Naming: rapid digit naming and rapid letter naming
  • Alternate Phonological Awareness: blending and segmenting nonwords
  • Alternate Rapid Naming: rapid color naming and rapid object naming
To read a review of the CTOPP press here