Kindergarten Language Screening Test (KLST-2)
Sharon V. Gauthier and Charles L. Madison
· Ages: 3-6 through 6-11 Years
· Testing Time: 5 minutes
· Administration: Individual
This individually administered screening test helps you identify children who need further diagnostic testing to determine whether or not they have language deficits that will accelerate academic failure. In 5 minutes, you’ll be able to identify a child who may fail academically because of a language deficit.
The KLST-2 is a thorough, quick language screener based on the original KLST, which has a 25-year history of use in the field. This edition is completely restandardised and updated; some items have been modified, and the test has been normed. You will find this to be a user-friendly screening test that employs a number of psycho-linguistically relevant tasks.
Assess expressive and receptive language competence by screening the child’s ability to:
· Demonstrate common preschool knowledge
· Understand questions
· Follow commands
· Repeat sentences
· Compare and contrast common objects
· Use spontaneous speech
Thoroughly researched, the KLST-2 helps you obtain all of this information for individuals ages 3-6 through 6-11. The KLST-2 has strong predictive validity.
The KLST-2 was normed on a sample of 519 children, ages 4-0 through 6-11. Reliability coefficients through 4 test/retest studies were .82 or above. Criterion-related validity has been demonstrated through three studies that demonstrate correlations with PLS3, TOLD-P:3, and CELF-P.
COMPLETE KLST-2 KIT INCLUDES: Examiner’s Manual, 50 Profile/Examiner Record Forms, Picture Book, and 3 Picture Cards, all in a sturdy storage box.