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BBTOP: Bankson-Bernthal Test of Phonology

BBTOP: Bankson-Bernthal Test of Phonology | Special Education

BBTOP: Bankson-Bernthal Test of Phonology

  • Publisher: Pro-Ed Inc
  • Grade Level: All
  • Item #: 8970

Price: $214.00   SRP: $214.00


Ages: 3-0 through 9-0
Testing Time: 15 to 20 minutes
Administration: Individual

The Bankson-Bernthal Test of Phonology
(BBTOP) can be administered in 15 to 20 minutes to individuals of ages
3-0 through 9-0. The BBTOP allows clinicians to assess a childs
articulation and phonology from three different points of view: a whole
word accuracy analysis; a traditional consonant articulation analysis;
and a phonological process analysis. Designed for preschool and
school-age children, the BBTOP includes a colorful Picture Book
containing 80 pictures, one for each test item, and an easel on which to
place the book. You may interpret the results in the way that best
describes the childs performance and needs.

The Word
Inventory, based on percentage of words correctly produced, quickly
indicates if more in-depth analysis is needed. The Consonant Inventory, a
traditional articulation assessment, examines misarticulations by
individual segments in initial and final positions. The Phonological
Process Inventory probes 10 of the most frequently occurring
phonological processes: assimilation, gliding, cluster simplification,
final consonant deletion, weak syllable deletion, deaffrication,
stopping, vocalization, depalatalization, and fronting.

Record Form makes scoring easy by including examples of all the common
phonological processes observed for each target word in the
standardization sample. Practice phonological process scoring exercises
are also provided in the manual, with examples drawn from many ages and
levels of phonological accuracy.


  • Elicits sounds in multiple positions
  • Yields normed scores for word accuracy, consonant articulation, and phonological processes
  • Lists common responses from standardization for each target
  • Includes practice exercises for scoring the Phonological Process Inventory
  • Gives clinicians the ability to report either percentile ranks or standard scores (M = 100, SD = 15)
  • Was standardized on 1,000 children
  • Has
    high reliabilities: internal consistency from .92 to .98, test-retest
    from .74 to .85, and interrater from .93 to .99 for the three

Complete BBTOP Kit includes Manual, Picture Book, 25 Record Forms, and an easel, all in a carrying case. (1990)