Slosson Auditory Perceptual Skill Screener NEW(SAPSS) |
Bradley T. Erford
Age: 5 – 10
Administration: 15 minutes
Scoring: 3 – 5 minutes
The SAPSS is a well-standardized, norm-referenced assessment of a child’s ability to perceive auditory information. The three subtests include Auditory Word Discrimination, Auditory Figure-Ground, and Auditory Filtered Words. Each subtest is an important component of auditory-perception, auditory processing, and language skills. The SAPSS is helpful in diagnosing children with learning disabilities, auditory-perceptual deficiencies, and auditory processing disorders. An Auditory Reception subtest is available to assess a child’s basic auditory acuity. The subtests are administered using a standardized audiotape, tape recorder, and headphones.
The SAPSS can be administered by psychologists, learning specialists, educational diagnosticians, resource specialists, reading specialists, speech and language pathologists, audiologists, occupational therapists, teachers, counselors, and other specialists.
The SAPSS allows the conversions of raw scores to standard scores, percentile ranks, interpretive ranges and age-equivalents for each subtest individually. All three subtests can be combined into a Total Standard Score and percentile rank. Standard error of measurement ranges are also provided.