Action Picture Test: Picture Cards, 5th Edition (Flashcards) book cover

Action Picture Test

Picture Cards, 5th Edition

By Speechmark, Catherine Renfrew


10 pages | 10 Color Illus.

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Flashcards: 9780367200152
pub: 2019-12-20
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These updated and revised picture cards are designed to be used as a physical accessory to the digital version of the Renfrew Action Picture Test.

Since its first publication in 1967, the Renfrew Action Picture Test has been a reach-for assessment used by a range of professionals dedicated to the speech and language development of children between 3.0–8.5 years of age.

Widely used by Speech and Language Therapists / Pathologists, SENCOs, and teachers, among other professionals, the test covers words used to convey information (i.e. nouns, verbs, prepositions); present, past and future tenses; irregular forms of plural and past tenses; simple and complex sentence construction; and passive voice. The test provides an Information and Grammar score that can be benchmarked against a UK school population.

Table of Contents

10 picture cards depicting a range of everyday scenarios.

About the Authors

Catherine Renfrew

Catherine trained as a speech therapist at the Glasgow School of Speech Therapy, qualifying in 1944. She was awarded a Fellowship of the College of Speech Therapists in 1950 resulting from her thesis on speech assessment. As a Fulbright Scholar she attended a post-graduate course at the State University of Iowa in 1955-6.

After working mainly with school children in Lancashire and Nottingham she was appointed Chief Speech Therapist to the United Oxford Hospitals in 1953. During 1964-6, with leave of absence, she taught speech pathology as Visiting Lecturer at the University of Toronto. After leaving her post in Oxford in 1973, she travelled widely, lecturing in all five continents.

While working with school children she began developing norm-referenced speech and language tests to find out whether children who experienced difficulty with spoken language development made more progress resulting from speech therapy than expected from maturation. The Articulation Attainment Test was first published in 1963, the Action Picture Test in 1966, the Word Finding Vocabulary Scale in 1968, and the Auditory Discrimination Test in 1973.

This edition was revised under the guidance of:

Stephen Parsons

Stephen is a Speech and Language Therapist, trainer and author of practical language development resources for teachers and SLTs. From 1996-2017 Stephen worked as a Speech and Language Therapy Services Manager in Hackney and the City of London. With 30 years’ experience in the field, he is co-author of best-selling resources ‘Language for Thinking’ and ‘Word Aware’. Stephen graduated in Speech Pathology from Flinders University, before attaining an MSc in Speech and Language Therapy from City University in 2000. He currently serves as Chair of NAPLIC, the UK organisation for professionals working with developmental language disorder.

Anna Branagan

Anna has 25 years’ experience as a Speech and Language Therapist. Anna trained in Leeds and now works for the NHS in both Gloucestershire and Worcestershire. In a specialist role she supports schools to develop inclusive practice. Anna works within a Youth Support Team with vulnerable teenagers. She is co-author of best-selling resources ‘Language for Thinking’ and ‘Word Aware’.

About the Series

The Renfrew Language Scales

Catherine Renfrew's three tests have been used for many years and provide a means of assessing children's speech and language. Presented in a simply and easy-to-use format, they stimulate children to give samples of spoken language that can be evaluated in terms of grammatical structures, sentence length and identifying information. Completely revised, these new editions contain line-drawn pictures, a manual and a photocopiable scoring form.

All tests are suitable for use with 3-8 year olds are norm referred to enable therapists to produce comparative results. Norms are given at six-monthly intervals for both the Action Picture Test and Word finding Vocabulary and monthly for the Bus Story Test.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Special Education / General