- Ages 5;0 through 9;11
- Time: untimed, but completion requires 10-12 minutes
- Administration: Individual
- Norm-Referenced: standard scores, percentiles, and age equivalents
- Auditory Phoneme Sequencing Test complete kit: Manual, Test Plates, 25 Record Forms, and Administration CD (2014)
- Qualification Level: B
The Auditory Phoneme Sequencing Test provides a quick assessment of a child’s ability to discriminate and retain sounds of language presented in single-syllable words. It can assist professionals in identifying children with weaknesses in discriminating phonemes and in auditory memory, the skills necessary to understand and process language, develop and master written language skills, and store and retrieve information. The test was normed on a nationally representative sample of 750 students.
Administration and Scoring
The APST uses a picture-response method avoiding the need for articulation. Twenty items presented on the CD-ROM include two-word, three-word, four-word, and five-word stimuli. The administrator asks the child to point to the pictures in the order they were presented. All words are monosyllabic and are common for children ages 5 through 9 years old. The test is untimed but takes 10 to12 minutes to complete. Then, convert the overall raw score to a standard score, percentile, and age equivalent.