DTAP: Developmental Test of Auditory Perception $186.00 + S/H If you’ve been in the field long enough you may remember the Test of Auditory Comprehension, which used audio-taped stimuli to determine where a student fell along the continuum of skills on the auditory hierarchy. The TAC has been out of print for many years but is still missed. I came across the DTAP and was excited to find that it offered some of the information that only the TAC had previously provided. Better yet, it is normed on typically hearing students, allowing us to compare the student’s use of his or her auditory perception on foundational skills necessary for learning in a typical classroom environment. A valuable addition to your assessment library and especially helpful to show the challenges of student who ‘look good’ and have ‘great speech’ and ‘seem to be doing okay.’ In those places where functional results are not considered sufficient for eligibility decisions, the results of the DTAP can be used to verify concern areas based on observation, the Listening Inventory For Education, or other functional measures. Karen Anderson
DTAP: Developmental Test of Auditory PerceptionAges 6-0 through 18-11 Test time: 30 minutes Administration: Individual/Small Group
- The DTAP is a battery of 5 item sets that measure different, but interrelated, aspects of auditory perception.
- The comprehensive battery is designed to assess auditory perception without invoking higher order verbal reasoning or extensive memory capacity.
- Items are presented via a CD to standardize presentation of the language item sets and to include various nonlanguage sounds as well.
- The DTAP uses a simple response format easily understood and accommodated even by children in the primary grades.
- Using various language-related as well as non-language-related sounds, pairs of stimuli are presented and students indicate whether the pairs are the same or different.
- Phonemes in Isolation
- Word Discrimination
- Rhyming Sounds (all language-related)
- Tonal Patterns
- Environmental Sounds (all nonlanguage-related)
- Language Auditory Perception Index (LAPI)
- Nonlanguage Auditory Perception Index (NAPI).
- Combine the LAPI and the NAPI to form the Composite Auditory Perception Index (CAPI), which is the best measure of auditory perception.
- The DTAP has empirically established reliability and validity.
- Assesses not only the important domain of accurate perception of language sounds, but includes assessment of the accuracy of perception of important, common environmental sounds.
- Rapid, easy administration and scoring.
- The normative sample consists of 1,920 children residing in 13 states; demographic characteristics approximate the current census data.
- Evidence is provided to show that the test is unbiased with respect to gender and race.
- Strong ecological validity for students with academic problems, assessing auditory perceptual skills not only in a quiet environment but also using standardized, volume controlled ambient classroom noise.
- Examiner’s Manual
- 25 Examiner Record Forms
- 25 Student Record Forms
- Administration CD.