TECEL

Test of Early Communication and Emerging Language

Mary Blake Huer , Lynda Miller


TECEL

Overview

Overview

The TECEL assesses the earliest communication behaviors and emerging language abilities of infants and toddlers up to 24 months of age. It is a revision and standardization of the Nonspeech Test, a well-regarded assessment used with both typically developing young children and with older individuals with moderate-to-severe language delays.

  • Includes both receptive and expressive color coded items for easy diagnostic analysis of results
  • Flexible administration options include Interview, Observation, and/or a combination of both
  • Recognizes the continuum from pre-linguistic communication behaviors to symbolic forms in emerging language
  • Can be administered to verbal and nonverbal respondents and is suitable for assessing individuals who communicate by means other than speech
  • Test materials and interview questions are designed to be cross-cultural
  • The Informal Assessment and Intervention Plan guides clinicians in analyzing performance on the test, developing recommendations, and generating an Intervention Plan
  • Assesses and charts communication and language strengths and weaknesses
  • Assists with development of intervention plans
  • Helps make estimates about future language developments
  • Serves as a research tool for investigating early communication and emerging language

Quick Reference

Age

Age

0 to 2

Administration Type

Administration Type

Parent
Professional

Administration Time

Administration Time

15 to 45 Minutes

Qualification Level

Qualification Level

B

Format(s)

Format(s)

Handscored

Quick Reference

Age

Age

0 to 2

Administration Type

Administration Type

Parent
Professional

Administration Time

Administration Time

15 to 45 Minutes

Qualification Level

Qualification Level

B

Format(s)

Format(s)

Handscored

Reliability and Validity

Reliability and Validity

Normative Data

Normative Data

Reliability

The TECEL evidences a consistently high degree of reliability related to content (.94), time (.87), and scorer differences (.82). The TECEL possesses relatively little test error and test users can have confidence in its results.


Validity

The TECEL provides strong qualitative and quantitative evidence of validity, including high correlations with age and cognitive and language abilities.

The normative sample consists of 558 children between the ages of 2 weeks and 24 months from 28 states. The sample is demographically representative according to U.S. Census projections for 2010.

Pricing
Online

Online

Assess easily online from anywhere. Includes automatic scoring and report generation.

Software

Software

Requires software. Includes automatic scoring and report generation.

Handscored

Handscored

QuikScore forms are scored by hand without reports.

Starter Kits
Certification

Starter Kits

Simulations
Certification

Simulations

Kits

TECEL Kit

Examiner's Manual, Picture Plates, 25 Examiner's Record Booklets, 25 Informal Assessment and Intervention Plans and an Object Kit, all in a study storage box

Handscored
CA: $290.00

Forms

TECEL Informal Assessment and Intervention Plan

TECEL Informal Assessment and Intervention Plan

Handscored
CA: $39.00
(Sold in packs of 25)

TECEL Examiner's Record Booklets

TECEL Examiner's Record Booklets

Handscored
CA: $70.00
(Sold in packs of 25)

Ortiz PVAT Licenses

Ortiz PVAT Licenses

Online Scoring

Online Scoring

Supplementary Materials

Supplementary Materials

Other Materials

Other Materials

TECEL Picture Plate

TECEL Picture Plate

Default Title
CA:
$44.00

TECEL Object Kit

TECEL Object Kit

Default Title
CA:
$70.00

TECEL Examiner's Manual

TECEL Examiner's Manual

Default Title
CA:
$72.00