PLS-5: Administration, Scoring, and Interpretation – Complimentary Webinar
August 30, 2012
Shannon Wang and Nancy Castijella, MA CCC-SLP will present a complimentary webinar entitled “PLS-5: Administration, Scoring, and Interpretation” on August 30, 2012 from 1:00 to 2:00 EST.
PLS-5 offers a comprehensive developmental language assessment, with items that range from pre-verbal, interaction-based skills to emerging language to early literacy! This interactive, play-based assessment provides you with comprehensive, reliable, and trusted information about language skills for children birth through age 7.
This webinar will provide current PLS-5 information as well as answers to clinicians’ frequently asked questions about administration, scoring, and interpretation.
At the completion of the webinar, participants will be able to:
- identify three key differences between PLS-4 and PLS-5
- describe the difference between test start points and age level items
- explain why item placements differ on PLS-4 and PLS-5
About the Presenters
Chien (Shannon) Wang is a Senior Research Director at Pearson Assessment. She has directed development of assessments for young children, including Assessment of Literacy and Language, CELF Preschool-2 Spanish, and PLS-5 English and Spanish Editions. Shannon has presented at state and national conferences on Spanish assessment and literacy.
Nancy Castilleja is Senior Product Manager at Pearson Assessment. Prior to this role, Nancy was a Senior Research Director at Harcourt Assessment, directing development of preschool assessments (PLS-3 and PLS-4) and Spanish assessments (PLS-4 Spanish, CELF-4 Spanish). Nancy has experience working with children and adults in community and school settings. She has presented at state and national conferences on the early childhood assessment and bilingual assessment issues.
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area.
Program completion requirements: Participants in this program must meet the time requirements for module completion and webinar participation. Individuals who do not meet time requirements will not be recommended for ASA CEUs. No partial credit will be provided.
Nancy Castilleja, MA CCC-SLP and Chein J. Wang, MA CCC-SLP
The presenters are employed by Pearson Clinical Assessment
There are no non-financial relationships to disclose. The Pearson Assessments Division has developed an assessment trademarked as the PLS-5. This course will focus exclusively on PLS-5 and will only cover information that pertains to the appropriate use of the test.