The Test of Auditory Processing Skills Version 4 (TAPS-4) provides information about language processing and comprehension skills across three intersecting areas: phonological processing, auditory memory and listening comprehension. These areas underpin the development of effective listening and communication skills, and are critical to the development of higher order language skills, including literacy skills.
• The Phonological Processing Index portion is administered using recorded speech. Subtests include Word (Pair) Discrimination, Phonological Deletion, Phonological Blending, and Syllabic Blending (Supplemental).
• The Auditory Memory Index portion is administered using live voice. Subtests include Number Memory Forward, Word Memory, Sentence Memory, and Number Memory Reversed (Supplemental).
• The Listening Comprehension Index portion is administered using recorded speech for subtests Processing Oral Directions (without background noise) and Auditory Figure-Ground (Processing Oral Directions with background noise) (Supplemental); however, the Auditory Comprehension subtest is administered using live voice.
Administration time is 60-90 minutes.
The TAPS-4 includes a) audio recording, b) manual and score forms. The extensive manual includes normative data for ages 5-21. Available from Auditec, Inc. Call 1-800-669-9065 (from US) or 314-416-1050 (outside the US) to order. FREE shipping within the contiguous US.
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