This work presents a systematic hypothesis testing approach to assessing phonological processing skills in children, and is based on the courses run by the authors. Principles of psycholinguistic/cognitive neuropsychological testing are introduced through a series of activities aimed at heightening awareness of theoretical and practical issues. This book aims to develop the knowledge and analytical skills of those who need to administer and evaluate assessment materials. This book may be of interest to practitioners, researchers and students in the following areas: speech and language therapy; education; clinical, educational and development psychology; child language and clinical linguistics.
Why psycholoinguistic assessment?; what do tests really test?; the assessment framework; a developmental speech processing model; psycholinguistic profiling; using this approach in practice and research; designing your own test items.