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ERIC Number: EJ905043
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
Test Review: R. W. Keith "SCAN-3 for Adolescents and Adults--Tests for Auditory Processing Disorders". San Antonio, TX: Pearson, 2009
Lovett, Benjamin J.; Johnson, Theodore L.
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v28 n6 p603-607 Dec 2010
The SCAN-3 is a battery of tasks used for the screening and diagnosis of auditory processing disorder. It is available in two versions, one for children (the SCAN-3: C) and one for adolescents and adults (the SCAN-3: A); the latter version of the SCAN-3 is reviewed in this article, although it is very similar to the child version. The primary difference between the SCAN-3 and earlier editions is the SCAN-3's diagnostic use; earlier editions were meant for screening alone, whereas the SCAN-3 contains subtests for both screening and diagnostic purposes. The SCAN-3 has many attractive features: It is extremely easy to administer and score, and any speech pathologist or psychologist could administer the SCAN-3 with nothing more than a portable CD player and headphones. However, the SCAN-3 has a variety of limitations that make its use for high-stakes diagnostic decisions questionable. Although administration issues have received more attention in this revised edition, the variability in administration conditions continues to be a potential problem. Similarly, although score reliability has improved, it remains low when compared with other tests used for diagnostic decisions
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Language: English
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