The MAVA, Or Montgomery Assessment Of Vocabulary Acquisition

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To: Ms. Harris Working with your daughter, Sarah Lee, has been a wonderful experience. On November 1st, 2010, you signed a parental permission form that allowed me to begin our sessions together. I administered two different tests to Sarah Lee in order to understand why she has been feeling speechless and tongue-tied. The tests were the MAVA and the Told I;4. The MAVA, or Montgomery Assessment of Vocabulary Acquisition, is broken into two parts: an expressive vocabulary part, and a receptive vocabulary part. The entire test takes approximately 30 minutes to take, 15 minutes per section. The receptive part of the test is given to the child orally and via pictures and the child answers questions based on those. Sarah Lee scored well on the …show more content…
Unlike the MAVA receptive section of the test, Sarah Lee fell well below the age and grade expectations for children her age when administered the expressive section of the MAVA Test and the Told I;4. The expressive section of the MAVA examines the child’s speaking skills and their ability to use tier 1, tier 2, and tier 3 words. This test is administered to children via pictures and prompts, and then the child is asked to answer questions and give information based on the pictures or what has been asked by the examiner. This half of the MAVA test also takes approximately 15 minutes to administer. Despite Sarah Lee’s best efforts, she struggled with the expressive portion of the MAVA test and …show more content…
 Listening: 42%, meaning that Sarah Lee scored equal to or above 42% of her peers during this test. This portion of the test was fairly consistent with other children her age; therefore I can conclude that Sarah Lee most likely does not have issues with listening.

 Organizing: 7%, meaning that Sarah Lee scored at or below 93% of the children her age that took this test, rending her score significantly low.
 Speaking: 9%, meaning that Sarah Lee scored at or below 91% of the children her age that took this test, rending her score very low.
 Grammar: 25%, meaning that Sarah Lee scored at or below 75% of the children her age that also took this; however, despite it being one of the better scores for this test, it is still below average.
Semantics: 5%, meaning that Sarah Lee scored at or below 95% of the children her age that took this test, rending her score significantly low.
 Spoken language: 10%, meaning that Sarah Lee scored at or below 91% of the children her age that took this test, rending her score very

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