Hi, I currently work as a SLP in an elementary school.
I have a doubt regarding interpretation and deciding eligibility based on the results obtained using CELF-5. When free, please go through the mail and let me know how I should go about.
I assessed CELF-5 for a 10year old male [currently in 5th Grade]
When considering his eligibility for Speech Language Services using CELF-5, which measures scores should I consider?
1] Test Scales Scores for each sub test : The percentile rank obtained for each sub test.
2] Core Language Score and Index Scores: The percentile rank obtained for Core Language Score, Receptive Language Index, Expressive Language Index, Language Content Index, Language Memory Index
because, the student,
has obtained lesser than 7percentile rank only in 3 sub-tests: [the other 5 sub-tests, he has a percentile score greater than 7]
Formulated Sentences - 2 Percentile Rank
Recalling Sentences - 5 Percentile Rank
Understanding Spoken Paragraphs - 5 Percentile Rank
His overall Index Scores have been affected only for:
Expressive Language Index: 3 percentile rank
Language Memory Index: 2 percentile rank
Should I consider his eligibility based on his percentile rank being lower than 7 percentile only for 2 Index scores?
In Core Language Score: he obtained 8 Percentile Rank
I have administered only 1 core language test for his as it's his Triennial assessment. I have a language sample to support my findings and reports.
With my clinical knowledge, I understand that he still requires services.
Kindly guide me through this doubt, when you have the free time.
- Need for Clarification