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Assessment Tools: TECEL: Test of Early Communication and Emerging Language

The assessment tool collection encompasses all assessments that are used in medical rehabilitation with a primary focus on physical therapy and occupational therapy.

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TECEL: Test of Early Communication and Emerging Language

Author: Mary Blake Huer

Summary: Designed to aid in assessing and charting communication and language strengths and weaknesses, aid in designing intervention plans, assist in making estimates about future language development, and serve as a research tool for investigating early communication and emerging language

Format: kit

Library Record:  Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library Reserves (WL 340.2 T255t 2011 ATOOLS)

Population: 2 weeks to 24 months (standard scores, percentiles, and age equivalents); older children, adolescents and adults who have language delays (age equivalents only)

  • 1 examiner's manual (vi, 68 p. ; 26 cm.)
  • 1 examiner record booklet (16 p. ; 28 cm.)
  • 1 informal assessment and intervention plan (4 p. ; 28 cm.)
  • 9 picture plates
  • object kit (baby doll, 2 pencils, dog puppet, cup, ball, bell, spoon, large felt square, small felt square, 5 wooden blocks (various colours) in mesh bag)
  • in container, 24 x 30 x 16 cm..

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Determine Validity and Reliability    
To determine validity and reliability of this test copy and paste the search string into a PubMed (U of M faculty, students and affiliated users use this PubMed link):

("cognitive performance test") AND ((((("Reproducibility of Results"[Mesh]) OR "Sensitivity and Specificity"[Mesh])) OR (reliabl* OR valid*)) OR (sensitiv* AND specif*)) 

To search the validity and reliability in CINAHL copy and paste this search string into CINAHL (U of M faculty, students and affiliated users only)

(("cognitive performance test”) OR (IN cognitive performance test)) AND (( (MH "Reliability and Validity+") OR (MH "Measurement Issues and Assessments+") OR (MH "Predictive Validity") OR (MH "Sensitivity and Specificity") ) OR ( reliabil* OR valid* ) OR ( sensitivity and specificity ))

Use Policy

The Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library will provide assessment tools and outcome measures for loan to faculty, students and staff of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) with a valid University of Manitoba (U of M) Library ID. If you qualify to borrow a tool you will need to fill out and present this form to the NJMHSL Circulation staff.


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