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Paediatric Assessments
Language: Composite / General

Preschool Language Scale-3 UK Edition (PLS-3UK)
Irma Lee Zimmerman, Violette Steiner and Roberta Exatt Pond
UK Adaptation: Jill Boucher and Vicky Lewis, 1997

Measure expressive and receptive
language ability

Age Range:
Birth to 6 years

Individual - 45 minutes

The Preschool Language Scale-3 (PLS-3) is a widely used measure which uses two broad subscales (Auditory Comprehension and Expressive Communication) to assess a variety of language based skills.

The UK version, based on a national sample of 339 children, takes into account linguistic and socio-cultural differences between the US and the UK.

The user is able to generate Total Language, Auditory Comprehension and Expressive Communication scores, standard scores, percentile ranks and language age equivalents.

The PLS-3
UK has many positive features:

Available Products


Complete kit: Includes picture book, examiner's manual and 25 record forms
Additional copies of materials:
Examiner's manual
Record forms, pack of 25
Picture book
PLS-3 Upgrade kit