Wadt sentence example
- Two of the most commonly used ADTs are Wepman's Auditory Discrimination Test (WADT) and the Goldman-Fristoe-Woodcock Test of Auditory Discrimination.
- The WADT is used to evaluate communication skills in general, as well to identify potential reading difficulties and to predict certain types of speech defects.
- Because it requires a child to recognize small differences between phonemes, the WADT is widely used to measure a child's readiness for reading instruction using a phonic method.
- The WADT commonly is used to test for an auditory discrimination deficit in such children.
- The WADT, first published in 1958 and revised in 1973, is designed to measure the ability of children aged four to eight to recognize small differences between English phonemes.Advertisement
- Often the WADT is administered by a special education teacher or a speech/language pathologist.
- The WADT is widely considered to be both reliable and valid, with norms based on the scores of 2,000 children.
- The WADT is considered to be a fast, inexpensive means of screening children for auditory discrimination deficits and for identifying children who are slower than average in developing auditory discrimination skills.
- The WADT often is used as a component of formal reading assessments.
- Wepman's Auditory Discrimination Test (WADT)-A commonly used test for evaluating auditory discrimination skills.Advertisement