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 key areas are:
• Phonological Processing Index: Word (Pair) Discrimination, Phonological Deletion, Phonological Blending, Syllabic Blending (Supplemental)
• Auditory Memory Index: Number Memory Forward, Word Memory, Sentence Memory, Number Memory Reversed (Supplemental)
• Listening Comprehension Index: Processing Oral Directions (without background noise), Auditory Comprehension, Auditory Figure-Ground (Processing Oral Directions with background noise) (Supplemental)
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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