Author/s: J Scott Yaruss and Robert Quesal
Publication year: 2010
Age Range: 7 years to 18 years; 18 years and older
Administration: Individual – 20 to 45 minutes
Scores/ Interpretation: Impact Scores and Impact Ratings for four sections (General Information, Your Reactions to Stuttering, Communication in Daily Situations, and Quality of Life) and Overall Score
Scoring options: Hand scoring (5 minutes or less), mail-in scoring, and Q Local™ software (Ages 18+ form only)
A measure of the effect of stuttering on a person’s life
With fewer items and age-appropriate modifications, the record forms for ages 7-12 and 13-17 provide deeper insight into the impact of stuttering on a young person than traditional fluency assessment. New data collected from January through June 2010 support the criterion-referenced scores for each form.
The OASES assessment uniquely measures the impact of stuttering on a person’s life—unlike most other stuttering instruments, which focus mainly on the frequency and type of stuttering events. This brief, yet comprehensive self-report is built on a solid theoretical foundation to help you assess the impact of stuttering in multiple life situations. Use this evidence-based tool to support effective intervention.
- Part of an initial diagnostic evaluation
- Interview tool during intervention
- Collaborative treatment planning tool with your client
- Outcome measure
- Progress monitoring tool to evaluate treatment strategies
- General Information
- Your Reactions to Stuttering
- Communication in Daily Situations
- Quality of Life
There also is an overall score.
- Provides a quick and easy self-assessment that adds to a comprehensive evaluation
- Enables insight beyond a numerical stuttering severity rating
- Helps you better understand the complexity of a stuttering condition
- Allows you to evaluate the speaker’s perceptions about stuttering behaviors, the speaker’s reactions to stuttering, and difficulties he or she may have in performing daily activities that involve communication
- Offers the first published measure designed to examine functional communication difficulties and quality of life for those who stutter
- Promotes self-awareness for a person who stutters of how the condition affects different areas of his or her life, including school, work, home, and social settings
- Based on the author‘s adaptation of the World Health Organization’s original ICIDH and current ICF frameworks
- Developed using a varied sample of individuals who stutter, ages 7:0–78:11
- Produces a descriptive Impact Rating
- Scores are not age- or ability-based, since stuttering is not an age- or ability-specific communication disorder
Use one of these convenient scoring options:
Traditional paper-based administration and scoring (all forms): Buy the hand-scoring starter kit and administer and score as you typically do.
Q Local™ software (Ages 18 form only): Purchase an annual license to the Q Local software for computer-based administration, scoring, and reporting—the first year is free! Then, buy a Q Local starter kit to try out the program.
OASES Interpretive Sample Report (PDF – 275 KB)
OASES Profile Sample Report (PDF – 277 KB)
OASES Progress Sample Report (PDF – 159 KB)
Hand-scoring starter kit (ages 18 years and older):
Includes technical manual and 25 record forms