Range: First to fourth year of schooling
Administration: 10 to 15 minutes
The Sutherland Phonological Awareness Test - Revised (SPAT-R) is a comprehensive standardised test that provides an overview of the phonological awareness skills required for early literacy development.
Generally used in the first-fourth year of schooling, the SPAT-R can also be used diagnostically for older children.
Phonological awareness is tested at the levels of syllable, onset-rime and phoneme (CVC and consonant clusters).
- In-depth analysis of nonword spelling errors provides a normed diagnostic picture of emerging phonemic awareness skills
- Comprehensive manual covers qualitative interpretation and follow-up
- Choice of test booklet to streamline administration and reporting, or economical one-page test scoresheet for school screenings
- Alternate forms for pre-and post-testing are available.
- Sound identification
- Nonword reading
A 30-minute DVD is also available, which demonstrates administration of the entire test, including discontinuation guidelines, and provides an overview of scoring.
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Specialist: Speech Therapist (S2)
- Master degree in Speech Pathology OR
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- Master degree in Special Education OR
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