Similarity of Function

Pre-SLAM (Pre-School Language Assessment Measures)

Crowley, C. (2023)

This task assesses whether the child can learn how to infer Similarity of Function using illustrations of two objects. There is a dynamic assessment component to this that is described in the instructions. Click the buttons below to access the image and questions for your desired language.

Trial Cards

1. Glass + Cup

2. Pencil + Pen

3. Boot + Sandal 

4. Car + Bicycle 

5. Poncho + Umbrella 

6. Bus + Train

7. Knife + Scissors 

8. Bookbag + Tote bag

9. Slide + Swing

Selected References:

Peña, E. D., & Quinn, R. (1997). Task familiarity: Effects on the test performance of Puerto Rican and African American children. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 28, 323-332.

Patterson, J., Rodriguez, B., & Dale, P. (2013). Response to dynamic language tasks among typically developing Latino preschool children with bilingual experience

Am J Speech Lang Pathol. 22(1):103-12. doi: 10.1044/1058-0360(2012/11-0129 

Patterson, J., Rodriguez, B., & Dale, P. (2020). Dynamic Assessment Language Tasks and the Prediction of Performance on Year-End Language Skills in Preschool Dual Language Learners

Am J Speech Lang Pathology, 29(3):1226-1240.  DOI: 10.1044/2019_AJSLP-19-00120