Download: PLS-5 Biases Test Review – LEADERS PDF

Cate Crowley and several recent graduates of the Teachers College Columbia University speech-language pathology program created and presented this poster at the ASHA convention in Chicago, 2013. This is one of a set of two posters discussing issues related to using the PLS-5 in assessment and evaluation of language impairment in children. It highlights the areas of bias within the PLS-5 resulting in misdiagnosis of children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds when the PLS-5 is the basis for diagnosis of langauge impairment. The PLS-5 contains many items biased against children because of the their cultural and linguistic background, socioeconomic status and prior knowledge and experiences. To view the text of the poster, download the pdf version of the poster from the link below.