Author: Janet Barker Fudala
Purpose: Provides a quick, reliable, measure of articulation proficiency in children
Ages: 1 year, 6 months through 18 years
Administration Time: Less than 3 minutes
Restriction Level: Medium
When you need a precise, objective, and well-standardized assessment of articulatory skill in children, reach for the Arizona Articulation Proficiency Scale-3rd Edition (Arizona-3). Comprehensive, simple, and brief, the Arizona-3 covers all major speech sounds in the English language, including initial and final consonants and blends, vowels, and diphthongs. All target sounds are tested with just 42 cards, in less than three minutes. The test generates a clear-cut Total Score, which indicates severity of articulatory deviation. It's an ideal way to quickly assess articulation proficiency, select children for speech therapy, measure treatment progress, and explain language competencies to parents, teachers, and other professionals.