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The Kaufman Speech Praxis Test for Children

Nancy R. Kaufman

Bestsellers, Speech and Language Pathology

Published: July 1995
ISBN: 9780814324677
Pages: Size: 10 x 12
Published: July 1995
ISBN: 9780814324684
Pages: Size: 10 x 12

Based on years of experience and research, The Kaufman Speech Praxis Test for Children (KSPT) is an innovative new resource that assists in the diagnosis and treatment of developmental apraxia (dyspraxia) of speech in preschool children. Developed by Nancy Kaufman, a national authority on verbal dyspraxia, the KSPT identifies the level of breakdown in a child's ability to speak so that treatment can be established and improvement tracked. Easy to administer and score, the test measures a child's imitative responses to the clinician, locates where the child's speech system is breaking down, and points to a systematic course of treatment. Results of the KSPT are useful beyond establishing an initial diagnosis. Gains in motor-speech proficiency can be measured and quantified in several ways. Individual sections of the test can be used to establish treatment goals and measure progress.

The KSPT kit features a sturdy carrying case that includes the reference Manual, which includes normative data and Information on the psychometric properties of the test. It also includes a spiral-bound Clinician’s Guide, which can be set up on the user’s desk or table to refer to as the test is being given. This guide has an overview and section-by-section instructions on administering and scoring the test, along with a helpful Glossary. The KSPT kit also includes 25 Test Booklets, used in administering and scoring the test; there is space for the initial assessment and retest scores. (Additional test booklets can be purchased separately, 25 to a package.)