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Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals®—Preschool: Second Edition
(CELF® P–2)

2004 | Wiig, Elisabeth H., Secord, Wayne A., Semel, Eleanor

Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals®—Preschool: Second Edition

Measure a broad range of expressive and receptive language skills in preschool- and early elementary- aged children

Ages / Grades 3:0 to 6:11 years
Administration Setting Level 1: 15–20 minutes Entire test: variable
Administration Format Verbal response to picture stimuli
Scores / Interpretation Core language score, receptive and expressive language index scores, expressive language, language content, and language structure index scores, standard scores, percentile ranks, age equivalents, and growth scores and growth charts
Scoring Options Scoring Assistant® software or handscoring
Report Options Summary, narrative, graphical options, pre-literacy ratings scale, and descriptive pragmatics profile reports
Qualification Level B


The Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals: Preschool—Second Edition (CELF:P–2) is a language assessment specifically designed for preschool-aged children. It provides a variety of subtests and new features to comprehensively test language skills in an academic setting.

The CELF Preschool–2 helps you conduct a comprehensive language evaluation using an approach that is engaging for preschool children, providing you with in-depth information on semantics, morphology, and syntax.

Four Levels of Assessment

Level 1—Test for the presence of a language disorder with these subtests—in just 20 minutes:

  • Sentence Structure
  • Expressive Vocabulary
  • Word Structure
  • Follow up with additional testing

Level 2—Determine the nature of the disorder with these subtests:

  • Concepts and Following Directions
  • Word Classes
  • Basic Concepts
  • Recalling Sentences

Level 3—Pinpoint the critical clinical skills or behaviours that underlie the disorder with these subtests:

  • Recalling Sentences in Context
  • Phonological Awareness
  • Pre-Literacy Rating Scale

Level 4—Evaluate how the disorder affects classroom performance with this subtest:

  • Descriptive Pragmatics Profile

Features and Benefits

This easy-to-use tool offers:

  • New: Growth Scores and Growth Charts now available on our website
  • In-depth assessment of semantic, morphology, and syntax skills for children ages 3:0–6:11
  • Subtests that are age-appropriate versions of CELF–4 subtests (and share some subtest items, which facilitates score consistency between the two tests for 5- and 6-year olds)
  • A Phonological Awareness subtest to, along with the Pre-Literacy Rating Scale, provide you with information about a child’s emerging pre-literacy skills
  • A Descriptive Pragmatics Profile to describe the child’s language use at school or home
  • Full-colour stimulus books with intriguing pictures that help hold the child’s attention during testing
  • Easy-to-follow instructions for administration, with directions and tabs for subtests in the Stimulus Book

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015-8034-945 CELF® Preschool 2: Complete Kit
Includes Examiner's Manual, 25 Record Forms, and 2 Stimulus Books
015-8020-979 CELF® Preschool 2: Scoring Assistant
015-8034-953 CELF® Preschool 2: Examiner's Manual
015-8034-961 CELF® Preschool 2: Stimulus Book #1
Includes Linguistic Concepts, Formulating Labels, Sentence Structure, and Basic Concepts with Easel.
015-8034-97X CELF® Preschool 2: Stimulus Book #2
Includes Recalling Sentences in Context
015-8034-988 CELF® Preschool 2: Record Forms
Pkg of 25
015-8035-291 CELF® Preschool 2: Pre-Literacy Rating Scale Pad

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