S-CAT® Complete Kit

Secord Contextual Articulation Tests

By Wayne A. Secord, Ph.D. & Richard E. Shine, Ed.D

Ages 4;0-Adult

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87% of 100
$248.00
The S-CAT (ages 4-Adult) determines pretreatment status for all phonemes or phonological processes, evaluates progress during treatment, ensures treatment is targeted where needed, links practice materials to assessment process, documents effectiveness of intervention, and helps decide patient dismissal. Includes Storytelling Probes Easel, Contextual Probes Easel, and Target Words for the Contextual Training Book. Boxed. (1997)
The S-CAT (ages 4-Adult) determines pretreatment status for all phonemes or phonological processes, evaluates progress during treatment, ensures treatment is targeted where needed, links practice materials to assessment process, documents effectiveness of intervention, and helps decide patient dismissal. Includes Storytelling Probes Easel, Contextual Probes Easel, and Target Words for the Contextual Training Book. Boxed. (1997)
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Author(s) Wayne A. Secord, Ph.D. & Richard E. Shine, Ed.D
Topic Articulation, Tests
Brand PRO-ED

S-CAT® Complete Kit

  • Testing Time: Varies with student
  • Non-standardized
  • S-CAT Complete Kit includes: Storytelling Probes Easel, Contextual Probes Easel, and Target words for contextual Training Book
  • Qualification Level: A

The Secord Contextual Articulation Test (S-CAT) is a unique, three-part program that helps speech-language pathologists gain greater precision and efficiency in the clinical management of articulation and phonological disorders.

For the first time, it is possible to not only determine the exact pretreatment status for any particular phoneme or phonological process, but also to evaluate progress during treatment, ensure that treatment is targeted where it is most needed, link practice materials to the assessment process, document the overall effectiveness of intervention, and decide with certainty when to dismiss a patient from treatment. It is ideal for use in designing realistic IEPs that contain measurable objectives. Each of the three S-CAT components are self-contained for convenient use and include all stimulus materials, instructions, and money-saving reproducible protocols.

Part 1 – (SPAC) Storytelling Probes of Articulation Competence -

  • Provides 25 humorous and delightfully illustrated children’s stories with a minimum of 10, and often more than 20, uses of the target phoneme in a variety of word contexts and syllable functions.
  • Probes each of 23 consonants, vocalic R, and all vowels and diphthongs.
  • Includes a reproducible record form for each target sound.
  • Record forms highlight all target words in the stories for easy tracking of connected speech.
  • Stories are in color to elicit easy repetition by children ages 4 and older.
  • Includes separate story sections for children and adolescents/adults.
  • Spiral-bound book in an easel format presents each story on one side and the text on the other side.

Part 2 –(CPAC) Contextual Probes of Articulation Competence -

  • Assumes that both articulation and phonology are dynamic, constantly changing processes that require constant monitoring and responsiveness to the day-to-day changes that result from intervention.
  • In-depth contextual probes assess phonemic and phonological contexts for 23 consonants, vocalic R variations, 11 vowels and four diphthongs, and 16 different phonological processes.
  • Includes a reproducible record form for pretest and posttest probes for all consonants, all spiral-bound.

Part 3 – (TWCT) Target Words for Contextual Training -

  • Contains practice words and word combinations for 24 consonant phonemes, vocalic R, and all vowels and diphthongs.
  • Provides over 30,000 training words and word combinations keyed to both the CPAC and SPAC.
  • Includes ideas for facilitating generalization, improving consistency of production, and identifying facilitating context.
Customer Reviews
  1. Review of the S-CAT
    Quality
    100%
    The S-CAT, or the Secord Contextual Articulation Test, is a program that helps speech pathologists diagnose and evaluate articulation and phonological disorders more accurately and efficiently. Of the articulation tests I have observed as a speech pathology student, this is the most exhaustive, effective, and informative. Because this program gives the speech pathologist the opportunity to evaluate clients before, during, and after treatment, I would recommend the S-CAT to any speech pathologist in need of a comprehensive articulation program.

    First of all, this program gives the speech pathologist the opportunity to evaluate clients before treatment. The pretreatment results guide the therapist in choosing the best therapy method for each client. For example, I observed a speech pathologist administer this test to a young girl adopted from China. With this information, the therapist was able to determine a course of treatment that would target this particular phoneme.

    Next, the results obtained during treatment allow the clinician to evaluate the efficacy of the chosen treatment option. Since the S-CAT provides percentage-correct scores, the therapist can compare the pretreatment results to the current results. For example, the same young girl mentioned above showed remarkable improvement in her production of the phoneme /r/ when the clinician re-administered the test. Therefore, it was clear that therapy had been effective.

    Finally, the post-treatment results help the therapist decide when the client has improved enough to terminate therapy. Comparison of post-treatment results to pre-treatment results reveal when a client has made enough progression to end therapy. The young girl I have observed in my sessions has not yet made enough improvement to finish her clinic visits, but administration of the S-CAT will indicate when this is the case.

    The S-CAT is a complete testing system that can be used for a plethora of articulation errors. It aids the speech therapist in making important decisions, such as what course of treatment to use and when to conclude therapy. It also offers insight about how well different treatments are working. Therefore, from my observations, I highly recommend the Secord Contextual Articulation Test above any other articulation test I have encountered.

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  2. Great tool
    Quality
    80%
    The S-CAT is a great tool for demonstrating progress and measuring problem areas. I am especially excited to have it for the client that has no errors in words but has lots of errors in conversation. I just wish it had some norms.

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  3. S-Cat
    Quality
    80%
    I recently bought the S-CAT to use with my articulation kids. It has been an invaluable tool with pinpointing errors in the exact location. It not only provides word prompts, but sentence and story as well. It also gives an extensive list of target words to use for practice. However, it can be difficult to use with non-readers, due to having to make your own picture cards for the stimulus words. Overall, I am very pleased with this product and recommend it for anyone who wants an extensive diagnostic tool to determine the best practice stimulus for therapy.

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