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TOCS: Test of Childhood Stuttering

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TOCS: Test of Childhood Stuttering

  • Publisher: Pro-Ed Inc
  • Grade Level: All
  • Item #: 12200

Price: $201.00   SRP: $201.00


Ages:4 through 12 yearsTesting Time: 20 to 30 minutes

The Test of Childhood Stuttering (TOCS)
provides clinicians and researchers with a sound method for assessing
speech fluency skills and stuttering-related behaviors in children 4
through 12 years of age. Its main purposes are to (1) identify children
who stutter, (2) determine the severity of a child's stuttering, and (3)
document changes in a child's fluency functioning over time. It can
also be used as a tool in research on childhood stuttering. The TOCS is comprised of three major components:

The Standardized Speech Fluency Measure

Four speech fluency tasks are used to identify children who stutter and rate the severity of their stuttering.

  • Rapid
    Picture NamingChildren are to name a series of 40 pictures as quickly
    as possible. This determines how fluently children produce single words
    in a time-stressed context.
  • Modeled SentencesChildren are
    shown two pictures, side-by-side, differing in one important detail. The
    examiner says a sentence about one of the pictures. Children are to
    produce sentences that contain the same syntactic structure as the
    sentence the examiner has modeled. This evaluates children's ability to
    speak fluently in a context in which sentences that vary in syntactic
    complexity must be formulated and then spoken.
  • Structured
    ConversationChildren are asked to answer open-ended questions about a
    sequence of eight pictures. This evaluates children's ability to speak
    fluently in a dialogue context.
  • NarrationChildren are to
    generate a story that is based on the picture cards used in "Structured
    Conversation." This assesses children's ability to speak fluently in a
    monologue context.

The Observational Rating Scales

Speech Fluency Rating Scale and the Disfluency-Related Consequences
Rating Scale enable the examiner to gather information about stuttering
and related behaviors from parents, teachers, and other individuals who
have known the child for an extended period of time.

The Supplemental Clinical Assessment

Eight supplementary fluency-related assessments enable examiners to probe disfluency-related data in greater detail:

  1. clinical interviews,
  2. comprehensive analysis of disfluency frequency and types,
  3. speech rate analysis,
  4. disfluency duration analysis,
  5. repetition length analysis,
  6. associated behavior analysis,
  7. stuttering frequency analysis, and
  8. speech naturalness analysis.

Complete TOCS Kit Includes:
Examiner's Manual, Picture Book, 25 Examiner Record Booklet, and 25
Observational Rating Scale, all in a sturdy storage box. (2009)