Preschool Language Scale-4 Screening Test (PLS-4 Screening Test)

Preschool Language Scale-4 Screening Test (PLS-4 Screening Test)


Irla Lee Zimmerman, PhD, Violette G. Steiner, BS, Roberta Evatt Pond, MA


PLS™-4 Screening Test can be used to screen a broad spectrum of speech and language skills for children birth through age 6. Updated edition. See PLS™-5 Screening Test and PLS™ Spanish-5 Screening Test

Age Range:


RTI Tiers:

RTI Level 1


Norm-Referenced Criterion Scores

Publication Date:


PLS-5 Screening Test now available!

Quickly assess young children’s speech and language development

With the PLS-4 Screening Test you can screen for a broad spectrum of speech and language skills in young children in less than 5-10 minutes.

Paraprofessionals or teachers’ aides can be trained to administer the PLS-4 Screening Test.

The PLS Screening Test is ideal for:

  • Early childhood screenings
  • Preschool and kindergarten screenings

Features & Benefits

Features include:

  • Test items that are the most discriminating of the PLS-4 comprehensive evaluation
  • Format that is appropriate for young children
  • Identify the abilities of children who are at risk for a language disorder and need further evaluation
  • A screener that evaluates a variety of skills, including language, articulation, connected speech, voice fluency and pragmatics

The PLS-4 Screening Test is designed for ease of administration

  • Record forms come in a tear-off pad format
  • Instructions and stimuli are included in one comprehensive manual
  • No manipulatives are needed

Areas of Assessment

Evaluate the following areas with the PLS-4 Screening Test:

  • Language
  • Articulation
  • Connected Speech
  • Social/Interpersonal Communication Skills
  • Stuttering
  • Voice disorder
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