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Links: Apraxia Assessment Tools

The Verbal Motor Production Assessment for Children (VMPAC)
Deborah Hayden, M.A., CCC-SLP and Paula Square, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Identify children with motor issues that have negative effects on the development of normal speech motor control. Pinpoint where the child begins to have difficulty, with items arranged from basic to complex. This test leads you step-by-step through the evaluation; helpful Clinician’s Notes provide explanation.

The Apraxia Profile
By Lori Hickman, M.S., CCC-SLP

Use to assist in the differential diagnosis of developmental verbal apraxia, identify the presence of oral apraxia, and reveal the most problematic oral-motor sequences and movements.
Document a child’s oral-motor sequencing deficits and establish the level of oral movements and sequences produced successfully. Obtain helpful information to share with parents, teachers, and other professionals.

Kaufman Speech Praxis Test
By Nancy Kaufman, M.A., CCC-SLP

the KSPT identifies the level of breakdown in a child’s speech so that treatment can be established and improvement tracked. Easy to administer and score, the test measures a child’s imitative responses to the clinician, locates where the child’s speech system is breaking down, and points to a systematic course of treatment.

The Screening Test for Developmental Apraxia of Speech (STDAS-2)
By Robert Blakeley, Ph.D.

The Screening Test for Developmental Apraxia of Speech (STDAS) assists in the differential diagnosis of developmental apraxia of speech. This screening instrument points out the need for additional and more specific speech and neurological evaluation.