About the Measure

Domains Literacy
Subscales Subtests examining a range of aspects of phonological skills including blending and phonological working memory
Target Construct Literacy: Alliteration, Naming speed, Rhyme, Spoonerisms, Fluency, Non-word reading, Blending. Phonological WM, Phoneme segmentation and Phoneme deletion.
Description A toolkit for SENCOs, specialist teachers and educational psychologists, it helps identify the phonological difficulties some children encounter in learning to read. In turn, this allows appropriate intervention to be provided to help improve underlying literacy skills.
Test Authors Gibbs, S. & Dodman, S
Publisher GL-Education (2014)
Psychometry
Implementation

Implementation details

Respondent Child
Prior knowledge Required Speech and language therapists, educational psychologists, experienced ASfL teachers
Scoring Orally presented which requires training - scoring transparent
Time 30 to 40 minutes for the 6 subtests
Age 5 years to 11 years

Psychometric details

UK norms YES
Norm / Criterion referenced Norm referenced
Standardisation sample Insufficient data in the public domain to evaluate.
Reliability Cronbach’s alpha (α) as a measure of internal reliability, with values for the rhyme subtest ranging from α=.89 - .95 across four age groups
Criterion validity Insufficient data in the public domain to evaluate
Construct validity Insufficient data in the public domain to evaluate
Concurrent validity Correlation coefficients between the PhAB and Neale Analysis of Reading Ability are significant at the one per cent level (p<0.01) and positive. The majority of correlations between the PhAB and the BAS-II are positive and significant at the one per cent level (p<0.01).