PPVT vs. ROWPVT Survey Results

Dec 26, 2012 by

This was an easy survey to interpret.  About 80% of the therapists who responded use the PPVT and EVT combo to assess vocabulary skills.  15% are using the ROWPVT/EOWPVT combo and 5% reported using neither. The most common response for choosing a test is because that’s what is available.  With therapists moving around so much, you are usually in a position where you are using tests chosen by another therapist.  Sometime the administration thinks they know better and buy the ROWPVT/EOWPVT combo because it is significantly less expensive. No one gave any praise for the ROWPVT/EOWPVT combo but those who use the PPVT/EVT combo felt that it was reliable and give s a good overall representation of the students ability. One person who wrote neither followed up with the following comment.  “I work in...

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Nov 23, 2012 by

Last Monday the day after posting my first article on PPVT/EVT vs. ROWPVT/EOWPVT I was reviewing previous testing on a student and couldn’t believe my eyes.  Only 3 year ago, a therapist actually used the PPVT/EOWPVT combo when assessing a student.  I haven’t seen that in years. The comparison of the scores was PPVT 84 and EOWPVT 94.  General receptive skills fell in the average to below average range and general expressive skills fell almost consistently in the below average range.  This is the exact pattern we use to see in the old days.  Everything falling quite a bit lower than the EOWPVT. Now the ROWPVT/EOWPVT was updated in 2011 so perhaps that pattern doesn’t show up anymore.  I just thought it was funny to see that right after putting the  PPVT/EVT vs. ROWPVT/EOWPVT...

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Nov 19, 2012 by

Unless you are a speech pathologist you probably have no idea what the title is referring do. Well it’s all about vocabulary testing. These tests, with the exception of the EVT have been around for years. The Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test was originally Published in 1959. It is probably the first test most therapists in training learn to give. Do you believe that back when I was in school we were actually able to calculate something that they referred to as an IQ score. Thank goodness for updates. The test was good even back then and really seemed to reflect the true ability of the student. The Expressive One Word Picture Vocabulary Test came next in 1979. Everyone started using it almost immediately. This was the vocabulary testing everyone used for many years, even...

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