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Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals | Fifth Edition

CELF-5
  • Elisabeth H. Wiig, PhD
  • Eleanor Semel, EdD
  • Wayne A. Secord, PhD
CELF-5 provides clinicians with a streamlined, flexible battery to assess semantics, morphology, syntax, and pragmatics for students ages 5-21. CELF-5 features structured and authentic tests of language ability (including observational and interactive measures) for a complete picture of students' language skills. Guidance on using this test in your telepractice.

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  • CELF-5 Complete Kit with Case (Print)
    0158036301 Qualification Level B

    This product cannot be used with Q-interactive, please order the UK version instead CELF-5 UK Complete Kit (Print).


    Includes:

    • Examiner's Manual (Print)
    • Technical Manual (Print)
    • 2 Stimulus Books (Print)
    • 15 Record Form 1 (Print)
    • 15 Record Form 2 (Print)
    • 10 Reading and Writing Supplement 1 (Print)
    • 10 Reading and Writing Supplement 2 (Print)
    • 50 ORS Forms (Print)
    • Luggage Tag
    • Softcase

    USD 1,024.65

  • CELF-5 Observational Rating Scale Record Forms Qty 50 (Print)
    0158036468 Qualification Level B

    USD 80.39

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  • CELF-5 Examiner's Manual (Print)
    0158036344 Qualification Level B

    USD 212.18

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  • CELF-5 Complete Kit with Case / CELF-5 Screening Complete Kit (Print)
    0158036859 Qualification Level B

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    USD 1,233.95

  • CELF-5 Complete Kit / CELF-5 Screening Complete Kit (Print)
    0158036867 Qualification Level B

    Includes CELF-5 Complete Kit [CELF-5 Examiner's Manual (Print), Technical Manual (Print), 2 Stimulus Books (Print), 15 Record Form 1 (Print), 15 Record Form 2 (Print), 10 Reading and Writing Supplement 1 (Print), 10 Reading and Writing Supplement 2 (Print), 50 ORS Forms (Print), Luggage Tag], CELF-5 Screening Test Complete Kit [CELF-5 Screening Test Manual with stimulus pages, administration and scoring information, and technical information (Print), 25 Record Forms (Print)]

    USD 1,186.51

  • CELF-5 Complete Kit (Print)
    015803631X Qualification Level B

    This product cannot be used with Q-interactive, please order the UK version instead CELF-5 UK Complete Kit (Print).


    Includes:

    • Examiner's Manual (Print)
    • Technical Manual (Print)
    • 2 Stimulus Books (Print)
    • 15 Record Forms 1 (Print)
    • 15 Record Forms 2 (Print)
    • 10 Reading and Writing Supplements 1 (Print)
    • 10 Reading and Writing Supplements 2 (Print)
    • 50 ORS Forms (Print)
    • Luggage Tag

    USD 972.90

  • CELF-5 LUGGAGE TAG
    0154036366 Qualification Level B

    CELF-5 LUGGAGE TAG

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  • CELF-5 KIT & CELF-5 SCREENING KIT SUBSID
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  • CELF-5 R&W SUPPLMT AGE 8-10
    0154036439 Qualification Level B

    CELF-5 READING & WRITING SUPPLEMENT AGES 8-10

    USD 1.73

  • CELF-5 Reading and Writing Supplement Record Forms Ages 8-10 Qty 25 (Print)
    0158036433 Qualification Level B

    USD 40.54

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    015803645X Qualification Level B

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  • CELF-5 R&W SUPPLMT AGE 11-21 (10)
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  • CELF-5 REC FM AGES 5-8
    0154036323 Qualification Level B

    CELF-5 RECORD FORM AGES 5-8

    USD 7.19

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    0154036404 Qualification Level B

    CELF-5 READING & WRITING SUPPLEMENT AGES 8-10 (10)

    USD 16.39

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  • CELF-5 REC FM AGES 9-21
    0154036331 Qualification Level B

    CELF-5 RECORD FORM AGES 9-21

    USD 7.19

  • CELF-5 Stimulus Book 2 (Print)
    0158036484 Qualification Level B

    Includes Following Directions, Sentence Assembly, Semantic Relationships, Reading Comprehension

    USD 310.50

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  • CELF-5 Record Forms Ages 5-8 Qty 25 (Print)
    0158036328 Qualification Level B

    USD 119.60

  • CELF-5 REC FM AGES 5-8 (15)
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    CELF-5 RECORD FORM AGES 5-8 (15)

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  • CELF-5 REC FM AGES 9-21 (15)
    0154036315 Qualification Level B

    CELF-5 RECORD FORM AGES 9-21 (15)

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  • CELF-5 Q-global Examiner's Manual (Digital)
    0150014708 Qualification Level B

    Once ordered, the digital asset is accessible by logging into Q-global and visiting the Q-global Resource Library. It is a view-only digital file.

    USD 211.60

  • CELF-5 Technical Manual (Print)
    0158036352 Qualification Level B

    USD 74.29

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    0150014090 Qualification Level B

    USD 1.38

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  • CELF-5 Record Forms Ages 9-21 Qty 25 (Print)
    0158036336 Qualification Level B

    USD 119.60

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  • CELF-5 Q-global Scoring Subscription 1 Year (Digital)
    QG1CF5 Qualification Level B

    Includes unlimited scoring per user within an account

    USD 57.50

  • CELF-5 Stimulus Book 1 (Print)
    0158036476 Qualification Level B

    Includes Sentence Comprehension, Linguistic Concepts, Word Structure, Word Classes, Formulated Sentences

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  • CELF-5 Q-global Kit (Digital) and CELF-5 Record Forms (Print)
    0158009479 Qualification Level B

    This product cannot be used with Q-interactive, please order the UK version instead CELF-5 UK Q-global Kit (Digital).

    Includes:

    • Examiner's Manual (Digital)
    • Technical Manual (Digital)
    • Stimulus Book (Digital)
    • 15 Record Form 1 Ages 5-8 (Print)
    • 15 Record Form 2 Ages 9-21 (Print)
    • 10 Reading and Writing Supplement 1 for ages 8-10 (Print)
    • 10 CELF-5 Reading and Writing Supplement 2 for ages 11-21 (Print)
    • Pad of 50 Observational Rating Scale Record Forms (Print)

    Once ordered, the digital assets are accessible by logging into Q-global and visiting the Q-global Resource Library. They are view-only digital files.

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  • CELF-5 Q-global Technical Manual (Digital)
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    Once ordered, the digital asset is accessible by logging into Q-global and visiting the Q-global Resource Library. It is a view-only digital file.

    USD 73.60

  • CELF-5 R&W SUPPLMT AGE 11-21
    0154036455 Qualification Level B

    CELF-5 READING & WRITING SUPPLEMENT AGES 11-21

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  • CELF-5 QG SCR RPT 1 YEAR SUBS
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    CELF-5 QG SCR RPT 1 YEAR SUBS

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  • CELF-5 Q-global Stimulus Book (Digital)
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  • Speech & Language Q-interactive License · 1 Year (Digital)
    9780749172534 Qualification Level B

    Tests Included:
    BBCS-4R, BSRA-4, CELF-5 UK, EVT-3, GFTA-3

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  • CELF-5 UK Q-Global Kit (Digital) and CELF-5 Record Forms (Print)
    9780749173470 Qualification Level B

    This product is compatible with Q-interactive.

    Includes:

    • Digital examiner's manual
    • Digital technical manual
    • Digital stimulus book
    • Digital scoring manual
    • 1 year digital scoring subscription
    • Paper record form 1 Ages 5-8 (25)
    • Paper record form 2 Ages 9-21 (25)
    • Paper observational rating scale (25)

    USD 1,276.48

  • CELF-5 UK Digital Stimulus Book (Digital)
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  • CELF-5 UK Q-Global Score Report (Digital)
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  • CELF-5 UK Digital Scoring Manual (Digital)
    9780749172114 Qualification Level B

    USD 106.62

  • CELF-5 UK Q-global Digital Examiner's Manual (Digital)
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    Once ordered, the digital asset is accessible by logging into Q-global and visiting the Q-global Resource Library. It is a view-only digital file.

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  • CELF-5 UK Q-global 1 Year Scoring Subscription (Digital)
    9780749172091 Qualification Level B

    Manually enter data to generate scores and reports.

    USD 74.49

  • CELF-5 UK Examiners Manual (Print)
    9780749169527 Qualification Level B

    USD 147.51

  • CELF-5 UK Complete Kit (Print)
    9780749172060 Qualification Level B

    Includes:

    • UK examiners manual
    • UK scoring manual
    • Stimulus book 1
    • Stimulus book 2
    • Record form 1, pack of 25
    • Eecord form 2, pack of 25
    • Observational rating scale, pack of 25
    • US Technical Manual

    USD 1,340.74

  • CELF-5 UK Stimulus Book 2 (Print)
    9780749169589 Qualification Level B

    USD 283.34

  • CELF-5 UK Stimulus Book 1 (Print)
    9780749169503 Qualification Level B

    USD 283.34

  • CELF-5 UK Scoring Manual (Print)
    9780749172053 Qualification Level B

    USD 119.76

  • CELF-5 UK Observational Rating Scale (Print)
    9780749169510 Qualification Level B

    Pack of 25

    USD 56.96

  • CELF-5 Technical Manual (Print)
    9780158036359 Qualification Level B

    US Technical Manual.

    USD 59.00

  • CELF-5 UK Record Form 2: Ages 9 - 21 (Print)
    9780749169572 Qualification Level B

    Pack of 25

    USD 169.42

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  • CELF-5 UK Record Form 1: Ages 5 to 8 (Print)
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Overview

Publication date:
Fall, 2013
Age range:
5:0 –21:11
Scores/Interpretation:
Core Language Score, Receptive Language, Expressive Language, Language Structure and Language Content standard scores, percentile ranks, growth scale values, and age equivalents.
Qualification level:
B
Completion time:
30–45 minutes for the Core Language Score. Total assessment: variable.
Administration:
Verbal response to picture stimuli
Scoring options:
Q-global® Web-based Administration, Scoring, and Reporting; and manual scoring
Telepractice:
Guidance on using this test in your telepractice

Product Details

The new CELF-5 is a comprehensive battery of 16 standalone tests that provides a streamlined, flexible and interactive approach to language assessment.

Benefits

  • Comprehensive, with measures that include structured, interactive, and observational/interview-based tasks.
  • Flexible--administer only the tests you need to address referral and clinical concerns
  • Now Available!  Standard scores available for Reading Comprehension, Structured Writing, and the Pragmatics Activities Checklist.
  • Compare written skills to oral language skills.
  • Now available in print and digital editions (on Q-global and Q-interactive)

Features

  • CELF-5 provides highly accurate diagnostic information with current normative data (see Technical Information).
  • Item analysis of performance on individual tests.
  • Automated scoring available in real time on Q-interactive or with item or subtest raw scores entered on Q-global.
  • Digital editions offer 24/7 secure, web-based access on Q-global or Q-interactive, ideal for telepractice and in-person digital test administration.
  • Q-interactive and Q-global provide automated Graphical and narrative reporting data.

Tests included

  • Observational Rating Scale
  • Sentence Comprehension
  • Linguistic Concepts
  • Word Structure
  • Word Classes
  • Following Directions
  • Formulated Sentences
  • Recalling Sentences
  • Understanding Spoken Paragraphs
  • Word Definitions
  • Sentence Assembly
  • Semantic Relationships
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Structured Writing
  • Pragmatics Profile
  • Pragmatics Activities Checklist

Samples

Telepractice

Find out how to use this test in your telepractice.

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Resources

FAQs

FAQs

Select a question below to see the response.

CELF-5

What does CELF-5 have in common with previous editions of CELF?

Age range: 5:0 through 21:11 (Except Reading Comprehension and Writing. Those are for ages 9:0 through 21:11.) Index Scores Core Language, Content, Structure, Language Memory, Receptive Language, Expressive Language (there is no Written Language Index). Test Items on some tests.

What has changed in CELF-5 compared to previous editions?

Battery of tests: The CELF-5 is a battery of 16 tests (each age group takes 10 tests) Test Changes: Revisions: All of the tests have some revisions to the wording or artwork based on clinician feedback and research data.

Major revisions to the CELF-4 subtests include:

  • Splitting the Concepts and Following Directions subtests into two different tests.
  • Word Classes: there is no longer an expressive portion of the test.
  • Pragmatics Profile now reports scaled scores.
  • Expressive Vocabulary, Word Associations, Rapid Automatic Naming, Number Repetition and Familiar Sequences have been deleted from the CELF-5.
  • New tests: Reading Comprehension and Writing.
  • New Checklist: Pragmatic Activities Checklist (completed based on activity-based interaction with the student; is a deep dive into nonverbal and verbal behaviors that the student exhibits so that you can better plan intervention.
  • Basals, ceilings, raw score/scaled scores based on current research data.

Normative data

  • Based on current U.S. Census figures.
  • Large minority population.

Sentence Comprehension

Is this a new subtest? Is it something other than auditory comprehension at the sentence level rather than the paragraph level?

It is not. The Sentence Structure test was renamed to better describe the construct being tested. It is auditory comprehension at the sentence level.

Following Directions

One reason I stopped using the CELF is that the Concepts and Following Directions subtest was so heavily dependent on a child having adequate attention and memory that it often pulled a score down far below what made sense for a child. Children who have adequate concept knowledge and language skills but poor attention are penalized by this subtest. How does the new FD subtest compare to the old CFD subtest?

The CELF-5 splits Concepts and Following Directions into two different subtests. One focuses on comprehension of concepts; the other is a set of items that requires a child to point to pictures following directions that are increasingly complex (1, 2, and 3 step commands.) Examples: "Before pointing to the last square, point to the first circle."

A student with a language disorder may have appropriate concept knowledge for his or her age, but experience difficulty in the classroom when he or she cannot integrate concept knowledge into increasingly long and complex directions typically given by teachers in the classroom. The difficulty may lie in understanding long complex directions and/or attention and memory deficits. You will need to work with the psychologist on your team to better understand the role of memory and attention that contribute to the child's deficits in comprehending complex directions.  

Formulated Sentences  

While I understand the rationale behind this subtest for measuring syntax skills, I have found that children who have poor attention (and therefore memory) score more poorly on this subtest than is indicated by their conversational syntax.

The CELF-5 splits Concepts and Following Directions into two different subtests. One focuses on comprehension of concepts; the other is a set of items that requires a child to point to pictures, following directions that are increasingly complex (1, 2, and 3 step commands.) Examples: "Before pointing to the last square, point to the first circle."

There are two ways to look at a child's morphosyntax abilities: Formulated Sentences and Recalling Sentences. Formulated Sentences gives you information about a child's ability to construct a sentence without auditory cues; Recalling Sentences gives you information about a child's ability to use his or her knowledge of linguistic rules--to repeat a long sentence, a child has to have mastery of the underlying grammatical structures rather than depend on memory alone. Having both tests enables you to do some differential diagnosis—is a child capable of producing a morphosyntactically complex sentences on his own, but not in a sentence repetition task (then it may be an attention or memory problem) or is the child unable to do either task well? If the latter is the case, memory and attention may not be the issues causing the problem.

  • Understanding Spoken Paragraphs
  • Word Definitions
  • Sentence Assembly
  • Semantic Relationships

Written Language (Reading Comprehension and Writing)

Is the age range for Reading and Writing the same as the other CELF-5 tests?

9:0 through 21:11

Are the Reading and Writing subtests required to obtain composite scores for certain ages?

They are not.

Core Language Skills  

If a Core Language score of 64 is obtained when administering the CELF-4, should the CELF-4 then be administered in entirety to optimally identify strengths and weaknesses (if also being used to classify a student)? Is the Core Language Standard Score ever sufficient in and of itself?

The Core Language Score is the most reliable and sensitive indicator of the presence of a language disorder. When the Core Language Score is low, it seems prudent to administer all the standardized subtests of CELF-4 to identify potential patterns of strengths and weaknesses.

 

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