Practical Test of Articulation and Phonology (PTAP)
Author: Beth Boozer, MA, CCC, SLP
- Articulation and Phonology
- Individual Administration
- Ages 3 through Adult
- Qualification Level B
The PTAP is a comprehensive, quick (4 to 8 minutes), and easy-to-administer assessment and screening tool that helps the clinician make a differential diagnosis between articulation delay, phonological disorder, or a combination of the two. The stimuli to elicit response vocalizations are 36 realistic, sharp color photos of objects that represent basic vocabulary words. Scoring, based on 23 phonemes and 7 phonological processes, is virtually effortless, and takes less than 10 minutes. An Oral Motor Exam is also included as part of the Results Summary Sheet.
PTAP is a valuable RtI tool.
Administration and Scoring
The PTAP is an individually administered, empirically based assessment of articulation and phonology that can be completed and scored in approximately 15 minutes. Hand scoring is quick and easy; errors are recorded and analyzed on one convenient record form.