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Alvin Independent School District

Special Programs Department

 

Date of Report: 4/13/2011

Student INFORMATION

Name: Mount, Dean

D.O.B: 3/14/2005

School/Agency: R.L. Stevenson Primary

Report Type: Initial Psychoeducational

District Student ID: 126246

Common Name: Dean

Gender: Male

Grade: KG

Parent/Guardian Name: Michelle Mount

Ethnicity: Indian

Primary Language: English

Teacher Name: Julie Welch

Examiner Name: Gena Reine

 

Report Prepared By: Gena Reine

TEST GIVEN

DATE OF TEST

Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of

Intelligence, Third Edition (Ages 4:0-7:3)

2/16/2011

Adaptive Behavior Assessment System,

Second Edition-Teacher (Ages 5-21)-Mrs.

Raska

2/23/2011

Adaptive Behavior Assessment System,

Second Edition-Parent (Ages 5-21)-Michelle

Mount

2/23/2011

Functional Communication Profile-R

 

Gilliam Autism Rating Scale-Second

Edition

2/23/2011

Goldman Fristoe Test of Articulation,

Second Edition

4/13/2011

Preschool Language Scale, Fourth Edition

4/13/2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full and Individual Evaluation

Student Information

 

Name: Mount, Dean

D.O.B: 3/14/2005

School/Agency: R.L. Stevenson Primary

Report Type: Initial Psychoeducational

District Student ID: 126246

Common Name: Dean

Gender: Male

Grade: KG

Parent/Guardian Name: Michelle Mount

Ethnicity: Indian

Primary Language: English

Examiner Name: Gena Reine

Teacher Name: Julie Welch

 

CONFIDENTIAL REPORT

This report is to be interpreted and used only by individuals
properly trained and certified by state agencies, and/or
by parents or legal guardians of the stated child.
This report is confidential and must not be released to persons
who do not have a legitimate professional interest in the child.

Tests Administered

The assessment procedures used in this analysis include:

 

TEST GIVEN

ACRONYM

DATE OF TEST

Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence, Third Edition (Ages 4:0-7:3)

WPPSI-III

2/16/2011

Adaptive Behavior Assessment System, Second Edition-Teacher (Ages 5-21)-Mrs. Raska

ABAS II-Teacher

2/23/2011

Adaptive Behavior Assessment System, Second Edition-Parent (Ages 5-21)-Michelle Mount

ABAS II-Parent

2/23/2011

Functional Communication Profile-R

FCP-R

 

Gilliam Autism Rating Scale-Second Edition

GARS-2

2/23/2011

Goldman Fristoe Test of Articulation, Second Edition

GFTA-2

4/13/2011

Preschool Language Scale, Fourth Edition

PLS-4

4/13/2010

 

Reason for Evaluation

Mount, Dean was referred for testing to determine continued eligibility for services, as well as to identify cognitive and academic strengths and weaknesses.

Review of Previous Assessments

A 2008 assessment concluded that Dean meets eligibility criteria as a student with Autism and Speech Impairment. At that time Dean's intellectual functioning fell in the extremely low range and his speech was significantly limited.

Background Information

Dean lives with his biological mother, stepfather, and two younger brothers. During ARD committee meetings Dean's mother, Michelle Mount, shares stories about Dean's interests and activities at home. According to her information, they see and are addressing many of the same behaviors at home--compliance, task completion, and attention to tasks.

Language/Communication Status

Test Intro: Preschool Language Scale, Fourth Edition

The Preschool Language Scale-Fourth Edition (PLS-4) is a norm-reference test that assesses expressive and receptive language skills in young children.  It is composed of two subscales, Auditory comprehension and Expressive Communication.  The Auditory Comprehension subscale is used to evaluated how much language a child understands.  The Expressive Communication subscale is used to determine how well a child communicates with others.  The PLS-4 yields test scores for the Auditory Comprehension and Expressive Communication subscales, as well as a Total Language Score.  The scores are reported as standard scores with a mean of 100 and a standard deviation of 15.  Dean earned the following scores on this test:

Scores: Preschool Language Scale, Fourth Edition

 

 

 

SS

Conf Int

%-ile

Descriptor

Auditory Comprehension

73

63 to 83

4

Moderate disorder - between 1.5 and 2 SDs below Mean

Expressive Communication

67

60 to 74

1

Severe disorder - more than 2 SDs below Mean

Total Language Score

67

60 to 74

1

Severe disorder - more than 2 SDs below Mean

 


Test Analysis: Preschool Language Scale, Fourth Edition

The Preschool Language Scale 4th Edition was administered to assess receptive and expressive language skills.  Dean 's chronological age is 6 years 0 months.  The Auditory Comprehension subscale fell between 1.5 and 2 standard deviations of the mean.  His Expressive Communication and Total Language subscale scores fell more than 2 standard deviations from the mean. The following is a breakdown of Dean 's strengths and weaknesses by age level.  Items for which credit was received are preceded by a + and items for which no credit was received are preceded by a 0.

42 to 47 months
Auditory Comprehension - no tasks administered
Expressive Communication - one task administered
+ answers questions about  hypothetical events

48 to 53 months
Auditory Comprehension - no tasks administered
Expressive Communication
+ responds to 'where' questions
+ completes analogies
0 names objects when the object is described

54 to 59 months
Auditory Comprehension
+ understands time concepts
+ understands expanded sentences
+ understands noun + modifying adjectives
0 understands qualitative concepts

Expressive Communication
0 responds to 'why' questions
+ names categories
0 repeats sentences
0 uses qualitative concepts (short and long)
0 uses adjectives to describe objects
0 uses -er endings to indicate 'one who'
0 uses past tense forms

60 to 65 months
Auditory Comprehension
0 identifies an object that doesn't belong
+understands quantity concepts of three and five
0 indicates body parts elbow and eyelashes (not forehead and wrist)
0 understands passive voice sentences

Expressive Communication
0 formulates meaningful, grammatically correct questions
+ describes similarities
0 names the items that fit into categories

66 to 71 months
Auditory Comprehension
+ orders pictures from largest to smallest
0 understand quantity concepts (half, whole)
0 understands time/sequence concepts

Expressive Communication
0 completes similes
+ counts items and gives correct number
0 repairs semantic absurdities

72 to 77 months
Auditory Comprehension
+ identifies initial sounds
+ understands quantitative concepts (each)
0 understands rhyming words

Expressive Communication
0 defines words
0 repairs grammatical errors
0 rhymes words
0 segments words

78 to 83 months
Auditory Comprehension
0 adds and subtracts numbers to five
0 understands time concepts (seasons)
0 makes grammaticality judgments

Expressive Communication
0 tells a story in sequence using grammatically correct sentences
0 tells a story with introduction, sequence and conclusion

A review of previous Speech and Language Evaluation indicated that Dean communicated using gestures, taking his mother by her finger to desired object and very limited, meaningful verbalizations that consisted of mostly vowels or consonant-vowel combinations.  His mother estimated that he had a speaking vocabulary of about 30 words.    The PLS-4 was given and he obtained the following standard scores:  Auditory Comprehension 50; Expressive Communication 58; Total Language Score 50.    Current standard scores indicate an improvement in all areas.  Dean uses complete sentences to communicate with those in his environment.  He is able to verbalize, almost demand, what he wants, when he wants it.  Some examples of his connected speech during this evaluation follows:

*The tree is tall.
*A telephone to talk to me.
*Excuse me, I'll turn page.
*The scissors went cut the papers.
*I'm sleeping.
*Take off glasses.  Oh, no they're broken.  
*But he have to cry.
*Swimming in the sea.

These phrases and sentences were taken during the articulation evaluation using the GFTA -2.  He has been working on answering in complete sentences and when asked "what is this?" he would respond in a phrase or sentence.  Based on formal testing and classroom teacher information, it appears that Dean has made tremendous gains in his language skills.  During the language evaluation, one task asked Dean to identify pictures that began with a certain sound.  The task ask "Here are four pictures.  cat, girl, book, badge.  Find a picture that begins with the /k/ sound like car."  Dean responded with "No, I want the 'b' sound."  He was asked again for the picture that began with /k/.  He again responded as previously.  He would not comply with the directions until the examiner asked for something that began with the /b/ sound in which he correctly identified the book and badge.  Then when asked for the third time, Dean identified the 'cat'.  Formal testing of Dean's language skills indicate that his overall language skills continue to be below average.  Dean's self-directed and spontaneous language skills are stronger than his ability to answer direct questions or provide desired information. 

Dean DOES continue to meet Alvin ISD eligibility criteria as a student with a Speech Impairment in the area of language.

Test Intro: Functional Communication Profile-R

The FCP-R evaluates communication skills in individuals across age ranges with developmental and acquired delays.  Dean demonstrated the following levels of functioning on this test:

Articulation/Phonological Processes

Test Intro: Goldman Fristoe Test of Articulation, Second Edition

The GFTA-2 assesses articulation of the consonant sounds of Standard American English. Mount, Dean earned the following scores on this test:

Scores: Goldman Fristoe Test of Articulation, Second Edition

 

 

 

%-ile

Sounds-in-Words

5

 

 

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