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.
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.
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