Test of Pragmatic Language (TOPL-2)

Test of Pragmatic Language (TOPL-2)

Second Edition

Diana Phelps-Terasaki and Trisha Phelps-Gunn


· Ages: 6-0 to 18-11 Years

· Testing Time: 45 to 60 minutes

· Administration: Individual


The Test of Pragmatic Language-2 (TOPL-2) expands the original test for an even more in-depth and comprehensive analysis of social communication in context. Its four principal uses include:

·   identifying individuals with pragmatic language deficits

·   determining individual strengths and weaknesses

·   documenting an individual’s progress

·   researching pragmatic language skills.


This updated edition addresses reviewers’ concerns with the previous edition, adding and improving on important components such as:

·   Pragmatic Evaluation — focuses on a student’s ability to monitor and appraise the effectiveness of the response to resolve the social problem situation.

·   Detailed IEP’s — addresses students with emotional disabilities, learning disabilities, behaviour problems, Asperger’s Spectrum Disorders, language impairments, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders, and Depression and Anxiety Disorders. Includes goals, objectives, and progress monitoring.

·   Clinical Interpretive Framework — allows the test user to see at a glance which components of the model are relevant to each item.

·   Extended Norms — provides an assessment for all school-aged students up to age 18-11, allowing older students to benefit from an assessment of pragmatic language. Examines further the relationship between behavioural problems and pragmatic difficulties.

·   Color Picture Prompts — aids in evaluation, clarity, and student interest in an easy to use easel-back format. Picture content has also been updated to reflect more accurately the environment of children and adolescents.

·   Verbal Prompts — reflects more accurately the environment of children and adolescents.

·   Comprehensive Scoring Guideline — indicates the components that each response measures, with multiple correct/incorrect response samples.


This test was originally designed for use by speech-language pathologists. However, with the ever-increasing emphasis on social skills and conflict resolution in students, the TOPL-2 test provides essential information for all team members: school psychologists, counsellors, clinical psychologists, and special education specialists. These varied team members now use the TOPL-2 as part of a full individual evaluation and program planning, and were part of TOPL-2 development and norming.


COMPLETE TOPL-2 KIT INCLUDES: Examiner’s Manual, Picture Book, 25 Examiner Record Booklets for ages 6-7, 25 Examiner Record Booklets for ages 8-18, all in a sturdy storage box.


12665...TOPL-2 Complete Kit      
12666...TOPL-2 Examiner’s Manual
12667...TOPL-2 Picture Book
12668...TOPL-2 Examiner Record Book 6-7 Year Old  
12669...TOPL-2 Examiner Record Book 8-18 Year Old  
6553…..TOPL Profile Examiner Record Book (25)
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