Strong Quantitative and Qualitative Features; Exceptional Tool for Assessing Production in Complex Contexts; Excellent Resource for Use with Linguistically Diverse Speakers
Ages: 3 through 10Testing Time: 15 minutes
More than 35 years since the introduction of Dudsberry, the Golden Retriever puppy, at the 1988 ASHA Convention in Boston, this popular articulation assessment, Structured Photographic Articulation Test, has once again been revised to provide clinicians with not only a reliable quantitative tool but also a means to gather important qualitative information to aid in assessing the speech production skills of children ages 3 to 10. Data gained from the various quantitative and qualitative aspects of the SPAT-D 3 can be used for qualifying a child for services as well as developing treatment goals, monitoring progress, and determining dismissal.
The 5-year development process resulted in the new edition of Structured Photographic Articulation Test, SPAT-D 3, providing normative data based on a sample of over 2,400 children reflecting the most recent U.S. census data. Quantitative analysis of 65 singleton consonants and 17 consonant blends at the word level are elicited by 36 color photographs of Dudsberry interacting with objects that contain the target phonemes, allowing for calculation of standard scores, confidence intervals, percentile ranks, and percentile bands. Determination of a child’s consonant inventory, percent of consonants correct, word shape knowledge, and presence of phonological patterns as well as evaluation of vowel production all provide valuable qualitative analyses at the word level.
Additional qualitative features of SPAT-D 3 include consistency in sound production and intelligibility in connected speech utilizing the story of “Dudsberry’s Day at School,” two Multisyllabic Word Screeners (Basic and Advanced) for qualitative assessment of consonants in complex contexts to aid in gathering data regarding the stability of sound production in more complex sound contexts and goal formulation for older children, and resources to provide an in-depth guide for the influence on English production of the six most prevalent languages/dialects spoken in the United States to help determine a speech difference versus a true speech disorder.
COMPLETE SPAT-D 3 KIT INCLUDES: Examiner’s Manual, 44 Color Photographs (4" x 6") in a Bound Album, 30 Response Forms, Laminated Page of Eliciting Statements, and Laminated Multisyllabic Basic Screener Photo Sheet, all in a sturdy storage box.