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Receptive One Word Picture Vocabulary Test-ROWPVT-4

This classic assessment of receptive vocabulary can now be used with adults!

Ages: 2-0 through 80+ Testing Time: 20 minutes Administration: Individual

New Features

  • Expanded age norms; oldest norms group (80+) includes persons up to 103 years
  • New images for youngest and oldest ages Updated word list
  • Updated developmental sequence of images
  • More words added for youngest ages
  • Readjusted starting points
  • Ability to use test with young adults, older adults

The Receptive One-Word Picture Vocabulary Test–Fourth Edition (ROWPVT-4) now features norms through geriatric ages (80+). It can be used with persons who have experienced stroke, concussion, traumatic brain injury, or neurodegenerative disease (e.g., Alzheimers, Parkinsons, etc.). The ROWPVT-4 is an individually administered, norm-referenced assessment of how well persons age 2 years 0 months to over 80 years can match a word that is heard (in English) to objects, actions, or concepts presented in full-color pictures (in a multiple-choice format). The ROWPVT-4 features additional items for younger children as well as for older adults.

The test now consists of 190 items presented in a developmental sequence (based on the 2010 normative sample) that reflects the concepts with which people currently have experience through home, school, or media. The expanded norms allow use of the test with adults in various diagnostic, rehabilitation, or therapeutic settings. The ROWPVT-4 has been co-normed with the EOWPVT-4 to provide a comprehensive assessment of expressive and receptive vocabulary.

Administration and Scoring The examinee indicates (by pointing or saying) the correct color picture (out of four presented) that matches the word spoken by the examiner. Age-related starting points and ceilings (reached when the examinee makes a set number of consecutive errors) ensure that only a subset of items (the critical range) is administered.
The ROWPVT-4 is untimed and can be administered in about 20 minutes. Scoring is easy and straightforward, generally taking less than 5 minutes. Raw scores are reported as standard scores, percentile ranks, and (if necessary) age equivalents.

Complete ROWPVT–4 Kit  includes: Examiner's Manual, Test Plates, and 25 Record Forms. (©2011)

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