Ages: birth through 3 years
Testing time: 20 minutes
Typically used to screen for emergent language-learning problems, support clinical diagnosis, set intervention goals, and measure delays in infants with congenital anomalies and physical handicaps. Test results are helpful in determining the effect of physical and/or environmental risks on early speech and language development.
Consists of two core subtests - Receptive Language and Expressive Language - and a supplementary subtest - Inventory of Vocabulary Words. Results are obtained from a caregiver interview.
Based on a contemporary linguistic model and includes current studies relating to normative base, reliability, and validity. Normative sample includes 1,112 infants and toddlers from around the nation. Demographic characteristics of the sample were matched to those of the United States according to the 2000 census. The average reliability coefficients for all the test scores are high (exceeding .90) Test/retest studies show that the REEL-3 is stable over time.
The REEL-3 can be used for the following purposes:
Screening infants and toddlers for emergent language-learning problems
Screening older preschoolers in whom delays are expected
Obtaining a description of a child's present language environment
Aiding clinical diagnosis
Setting intervention goals
Measuring delays in emergent speech and language development in infants with congenital anomalies and medically related handicaps
Complete kit includes Examiner's Manual and 25 Profile/Examiner Record Booklets.
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