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A Sampling of Tests Measuring Aspects of Phonological Awareness

Melissa Farrall, Ph.D. & Sara Brody, Ed.D.

 

                                  TESTS

rapid naming

word discri-mination

rhyming

segmen-tation

isolation

deletion

substi-tution

blending

graph-emes

Test of Auditory-Perceptual Skills - Revised (TAPS-R)   Auditory Word Discrimination Subtest: identifying whether  two words spoken by  examiner are SAME or DIFFERENT

 

 X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Test of Phonological Awareness (TOPA): Marking pictures of orally presented words that are distinguished by the same or different sound in the word-final position.

 

 

 

 

 X

 

 

 

 

Rosner Test of Auditory Analysis Skills (TAAS):  Say  "cowboy" without the "cow."  Say "picnic" without the "pic."   Say "cart" without the '/t/."  Say "blend" without the /bl/."

 

 

 

 

 

 X

 

 

 

Lindamood Auditory Conceptualization Test (LAC): Using colored blocks to represent differences or changes in sequences of speech-sounds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 X

 

 

Woodcock-Johnson III  (WJ III):  Incomplete Words,  Sound  Blending,  Auditory Attention,  Auditory Working Memory,  Rapid  Picture Naming,  Word Attack,  Spelling of Sounds, Sound  Awareness.

 X

X

X

X

X

 X

X

X

X

Goldman-Fristoe-Woodcock Auditory Skills Test Battery  (GFW)  Listening to taped words and pointing to a matching  picture, repeating specified sounds in taped words, reading & spelling nonsense words, other auditory tasks.

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

X

X

Roswell-Chall Auditory Blending Test: Blending sequences of sounds spoken by the examiner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

Phonological Abilities Test (PAT)  by Muter, Hulme, & Snowling

X

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

X

The Phonological Awareness Test (TPAT)  by Robertson & Salter

 

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing (CTOPP) Tests of phonological awareness, memory, & rapid naming.

X

 

 

X

 

X

 

X

 

This table is adapted from Brody, S. (Ed) (2001).  Teaching reading: Language, letters & thought (2nd ed.).  LARC Publishing, P.O. Box 801, Milford, NH 03055 (603-880-7691 http://www.larcpublishing.com).  The selection and sequence of tests are entirely arbitrary, whimsical, and based on personal experience.   The listing of categories for tests is as accurate as we could make it, but there may be errors.  We would be grateful for corrections and suggestions for improvement.