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The VCSL was developed as a paper-and-pencil checklist and distributed by EL2. It is the first standardized assessment tool that documents language growth. It also identifies gaps or delays in typical language development in children between birth and 5 years of age.

It assists teachers and early childhood education service providers by planning language development activities for individual children.

In FY 2017, we developed an online version that automates the administration and scoring. It also provides links to video examples to help educators understand the language element being rated, creates PDF reports, and saves the data in a national database that we have begun to use for research and analysis.

During FY 2018, we began to analyze the information in this database.

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EL2: Visual Communication and Sign Language Checklist: Online

Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto

SLCC S242

(202) 651-5085

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