So often our students test out ‘normal’ on receptive/expressive vocabulary or other language tests but you KNOW that he cannot carry on a typical conversation or relate a story of an event like age peers. The Test of Narrative Language is a fast, easy to use test that provides insights to a student’s ability to interact, that are not identified by standard language tests.
Ages: 4-0 through 15-11; testing time: 15 to 20 minutes; individual administration $192.00
The Test of Narrative Language–Second Edition (TNL-2) is a norm-referenced test that measures children’s narrative language abilities (i.e., children’s ability to understand and tell stories). Narration is an important aspect of spoken language, not usually measured by oral-language tests, that provides a critical foundation for literacy.
The TNL-2 enables clinicians and teachers to assess important aspects of narrative language without having to transcribe children’s stories. This saves hours of transcription time, and provides a valid and reliable metric of narrative language development.
Features of the TNL-2
The TNL-2 is:
- a functional assessment of narrative comprehension and narrative production;
- a dynamic assessment in which comprehension and production tasks are alternated so children have the opportunity to profit from adult narrative models;
- a measure of the ability to comprehend and produce three types of stories: a script, a personal narrative, and a fictional narrative;
- a system for scoring oral narratives that does not require clinicians to transcribe the stories;
- a normative test with clear, well-organized norms tables and administration procedures, as well as an easy-to-use record form; and
- a fair and equitable assessment of narrative discourse for all children.
- 2 children going to eat at McDonalds with their mother
- school art project
- boy late for school
- finding treasure at a park