Test of Early Language Development–4 (TELD-4)
Authors: Wayne P. Hresko, PhD / D. Kim Reid / Donald D. Hammill, EdD
The TELD-4 is a highly reliable and valid measure of spoken language in children ages 3 years 0 months through 7 years 11 months. It uses brief, simple tasks to obtain a broad picture of language development, specifically semantics, syntax, and morphology. It is used to identify language delays (compared to age-related peers), to determine language strengths and weaknesses, and to track a child’s progress. Like the previous edition, the test yields Receptive Language and Expressive Language subtest index scores, as well as a Spoken Language index score. The TELD-4 was normed on a nationally representative sample of 1,074 children.
Pictures are in color to make them appealing to children. The test is untimed, and the test kit contains all manipulatives needed.