The TEWL-3 and TOWL-4 are
comprehensive diagnostic tests of written expression the results providing
insight into a child’s understanding about language and his/her ability to use
the writing tools of language and their ability to construct a story when
provided with a picture prompt. These tests are used to: identify students who
have poor written language skills; determine students’ particular strengths and
weaknesses in various writing abilities; and document students’ progress in
intervention writing programs.
The OWLS-II provides a detailed
and integrated assessment of basic oral and written language skills. Using the OWLS-II scales you can pinpoint: language
delays; identify strengths and weaknesses; and guides intervention planning.
Therefore, it is imperative to
administer and score the student’s results accurately as this will aid
interpretation and enhance therapy planning.
Targeted therapy planning is integral to a student’s improved progress
and learning achievements.
Angela Kinsella-Ritter is the
Consultant Speech Pathologist for Pearson Clinical Assessment for Australia and
New Zealand. Angela specialises in
paediatric language and literacy and the impact it has on academic achievement.
Her extensive experience includes senior roles in community health, disability
services and private practice. Angela has worked with children of all ages and
abilities, and implements Best Practice standards and the most current
evidence-based research in her work. Angela is a Certified Practising Speech
Pathologist and a Member of Speech Pathology Australia.