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Child Cognition, Language and Neuropsychology -
Language

Process Assessment of the Learner™ (PAL™): Test Battery for Reading and Writing
Virginia Wise Berninger, 2001

Overview:
Examines student's strengths and weaknesses
in reading and writing, in order to guide focused
intervention

Age Range:
5 to 12 years

Administration:
Individual - 30 to 60 minutes

 

 

Based on the latest research using a neuropsychological model - the PAL is a systematic approach, which examines the underlying processes of a student's strengths and weaknesses in reading and writing, in order to guide focused intervention. Developmentally appropriate subtests can be used to evaluate the component skills necessary for successful reading and writing. Flexible administration procedures mean that the test does not need to be given in its entirety, and instead, the most relevant tasks can be chosen. These include measures of:

Summary scores indicate the students need for remediation and aid intervention planning. While the PAL compliments classroom instruction, it is not only a school-based test. It can be used in clinical settings to make recommendations to families and schools about student's needs. 


Available Products

Materials

Complete kit: Includes examiner's manual, stimulus booklets, 25 record forms, 25 reponse forms, stylus-wood, word card, audiotape and shield in a bag
Additional copies of materials:
Record forms, pack of 25
Response booklets, pack of 25