Test of Pragmatic Language - TOPL-2 Complete Kit

12665 - Diana Phelps-Terasaki & Trisha Phelps-Gunn
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Diana Phelps-Terasaki & Trisha Phelps-Gunn

Ages: 6-0 to 18-11 
Testing Time: 45 to 60 minutes
Administration: Individual

The Test of Pragmatic Language–Second Edition (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, behavior 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 behavioral 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, counselors, 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. (© 2007)

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