Language Processing Test 3: Elementary (LPT 3: Elementary)
by Gail J. Richard, Ph.D., and Mary Anne Hanner, Ph.D.
The LPT 3: Elementary assesses a hierarchy of discrete language processing skills, from simple to complex. In doing so, it maps each student's strengths and weaknesses, helping you diagnose and treat language processing disorders.
Designed for children aged 5-0 through 11-11, the LPT 3: Elementary is composed of eight subtests that measure the student's ability to assign meaning to auditory stimuli.
The student labels a picture using a single word.
The student uses a verb to describe the function of a noun.
The student names an item associated with a particular noun.
The student names three different objects that share similar features.
The student compares two items, identifying ways in which they are alike.
The student contrasts two items, identifying ways in which they differ.
The student is asked to define a word in three different contexts.
The student describes a given noun, naming as many attributes as possible (such as function, parts, color, size, shape, category, composition)
The first two subtests function as warm-up exercises and do not contribute to overall test results.
Requiring just 35 minutes to complete, the LPT 3: Elementary is easy to administer and score. It provides raw scores, age equivalents, percentiles, and standard scores. The Manual includes clear scoring instructions, response examples, and norms based on a sample of 1,313 children representative of the U.S. school population in regard to race, gender, age, and educational placement. It also offers remediation suggestions, placement guidelines, and tips for communicating test results to parents. All of this information can be used to create individualized language processing therapy plans.