Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals-Fourth Edition


The Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals-Fourth Edition (CELF-4), features a new approach to assessment that enables you to accurately and reliably assess a child's language difficulties in one-third less time.



With improved diagnostic power, CELF-4 uses a four-step assessment approach to identify students with language disorders quickly and with confidence.

Administer the core subtests, four of CELF-4's most discriminating subtests, to get a Total Language Score to determine if a problem exists and whether the student qualifies for services.

Going beyond the core subtests, the next step in the CELF-4 assessment process helps you to determine the nature of the language disorder: the student's language strengths and weaknesses; Receptive Language and Expressive Language Scores; and, new to CELF-4, additional composite scores--Language Structure, Language Content, Language Content and Memory, and Working Memory Scores.

Further testing with supplementary subtests--Phonological Awareness, Rapid Automatic Naming, Digit Span, Sequences, Word Associations and the Memory Composites--enables you to determine what critical clinical skills and behaviors underlie the student's language disorder.

To determine a student's academic and social language learning needs in the classroom, use the CELF-4 components that provide a bridge to classroom language and broad-based IEP planning. Use the Observational Rating Scales (ORS) and Pragmatics Profile as authentic and descriptive measures of a student's language performance at school and at home. CELF-4 complies with the most-up-to-date legislative mandates, including IDEA.


Introducing CELF-4, a time-efficient, systematic approach to proceed through the language evaluation process.

CELF-4 ultimately gives you everything that you are looking for when evaluating a student's language performance. Combine core subtests with supplementary subtests to get a comprehensive assessment of a student's language skills as you create a pathway to intervention.

CELF-4 presents a multi-step assessment process that provides fast and accurate results that you can depend on.

Use the core subtests to qualify a student in one-third less time.

CELF-4 results help you to develop the most appropriate solutions for addressing students' language problems in the classroom.

Simple to administer and score, CELF-4 has two new easy-to-use Record Forms that provide only the subtests you need based on the student's age.

Flexibility of subtest administration allows for shorter testing times while providing highly reliable, accurate results.

New composite scores include Language Structure, Language Content, Language Content and Memory, and Working Memory Scores.

Culturally diverse contexts and visual stimuli make CELF-4 appropriate and interesting for conditions and diagnosed language disorders.

New subtests include Expressive Vocabulary, Word Definitions, Number Repetition 1 & 2, Familiar Sequences level 2, Phonological Awareness, Pragmatics Profile, and the Observational Rating Scales.


CELF-4 Scoring Assistant

Score CELF-4 accurately and quickly with new software that calculates the Core Language Score, norm-referenced indexes, criterion-referenced cut scores, and summarizes the authentic assessments.

The Scoring Assistant provides a Summary, a Composite Score Chart, a Scaled Scores Chart, a Narrative, an Item Analysis, a Pragmatics Profile, and an Observational Ratings Scales Report.