- Ages: 3;0-9;11
- Testing Time: 15 minutes
- Norm-referenced: standard scores, confidence intervals, and percentile ranks and bands
- Qualification Level: A
SPAT-D 3 Test Complete Kit: Examiner’s manual, 44 color photographs (4”x 6”) in a bound album, 30 response forms, laminated page of eliciting statements, and laminated multi-syllabic basic screener photo sheet. Boxed. (2016)
The revised Structured Photographic Articulation Test –featuring Dudsberry® 3 (SPAT-D 3) provides clinicians with not only a quantitative tool but, in addition, a way to gather important qualitative information to assess the speech production skills of children ages 3 to 10. Use the results of the various quantitative and qualitative aspects of the SPAT-D 3 for qualifying the child for services as well as developing goals, monitoring progress, and determining dismissal.
Quantitative analysis of 65 singleton consonants and 17 consonant blends at the word level are elicited by 36 color photographs of Dudsberry, the Golden Retriever, interacting with objects which contain the target phonemes allowing for calculation of standard scores, confidence intervals, percentile ranks, and percentile bands. Determining consonant inventory, percent of consonants correct, word shape, and presence of phonological patterns, as well as evaluating vowel production, provide a qualitative analysis at the word level.
- Assessment of Complex Contexts empirically linked to reading deficits
- Two levels of Multi-syllable Word Screeners help evaluate whether children receiving services for speech sound disorders (phonological or articulation) and appearing ready for discharge have the phonological skills necessary to meet grade-level expectations (set forth by the Common Core State Standards in Speaking and Listening as well as Reading and Writing).
BASIC: Ages 5-7 (picture stimuli)
- 25 target words
- 17-3 syllable words; 7-4 syllable words; 1-5 syllable word
ADVANCED: Age 7 and older (printed word lists)
- 65 target words
- Arranged by theme
- Use target words to create a unique word list for specific children based on their sound challenges.
- Examiner’s manual provides an in-depth guide for the influence on English production of the 6 most prevalent languages/dialects spoken in the United States to help determine a speech difference versus a true disorder.
- Normative tables are based on a national sample of over 2400 children from the four geographical areas (including rural, suburban, and urban areas) specified by the current U.S. Census Bureau.
- Thirty- six 4” x 6” real life color photographs of Dudsberry serve as stimuli to spontaneously elicit the word-level production of 65 single consonants and 17 consonant blends.
- Validity, reliability, sensitivity and specificity, positive and negative likelihood ratios, and bias data included support SPAT-D 3 as part of the assessment protocol for a child suspected of a speech sound disorder.
- Color-coded response form enables examiner to immediately analyze articulation errors according to syllabic function and manner of articulation. No whole word transcription necessary.
- Response form includes sections for consonant inventory, percentage of consonants correct (PCC) and PCC-Revised, word shapes, and vowels inventory.
- Common phonological processes can be assessed.
- Phoneme production in connected speech can be assessed to determine consistency in sound production across contexts (word-connected speech).
- Multisyllabic Word Screeners target syllable fidelity and stress in addition to sound production/stability.
- Includes a separate response form for Multisyllabic Word Screeners.