This assessment tool is modeled on the Blank’s Model of Classroom Language
Blank, Rose & Berlin 1978
The Wise Words Screening Advantage offers an assessment tool which is quick and easy for clinicians and teachers to administer.
Ten colour pictures provide the stimulus for the questions and instructions.
The questions/instructions have been designed to represent all four levels of Blank’s model and offer two questions/instructions at each level for each picture presented.
This screening tool can be used to plan goals for children and will monitor the child’s progress over time.
Contents – The questions/instructions have been designed to represent all four levels of Blank’s model and offer two questions/instructions at each level for each picture presented. The test form provides space beneath the prompts/questions for the clinician/teacher to transcribe the child’s response. A comprehensive table is available to allow more detailed analysis of the child’s responses.
The question types have been arranged into two sets, (either highlighted or non-highlighted) in order to provide the option of retesting the child without compromising the outcome. Each set ensures that the results reflect the child’s functional level of understanding. On completion of the screener, the clinician or teacher enters the raw score of the number of questions asked at each level and the number of correct responses. The number correct at each level is then calculated as a percentage.