Brookes Publishing Co.
Recent Publications from Brookes Publishing Co.
|TILLS™: Test of Integrated Language & Literacy Skills™|
Nickola W. Nelson, Ph.D., Nancy Helm-Estabrooks, Sc.D., Gillian Hotz, Ph.D., and Elena Plante, Ph.D.
The Test of Integrated Language & Literacy Skills™ (TILLS™) is the groundbreaking assessment professionals need to test listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in students ages 6—18, and to assess the role of memory in how students perform. Reliable, valid, and comprehensive, TILLS will help you streamline assessment, monitor progress, and reach your ultimate goal: improving students' communication skills so they can succeed in school.
Why use TILLS?
TILLS is the only test that assesses both spoken AND written language and shows how these skills relate to each other. You'll get a meaningful profile of skills for each learner, so you can be sure you understand a student's strengths and needs and aren't overlooking something crucial. Unlike most other tests, TILLS also provides diagnostic accuracy in "age bands" meaningful to the development of language and literacy skills, so you'll have the evidence base you need to determine if test scores reflect typical or impaired performance. And if you're an experienced clinician, you can finish TILLS in just 90 minutes or less—which means you'll spend less time testing and more time helping students and planning interventions.
This Examiner's Kit gives you everything you need to get started with TILLS: an Examiner's Manual, Stimulus Book, 25 Record Forms, Technical Manual, Quick Start Guide, 1 Practice Workbook, 25 Student Response Forms, tablet of Student Rating Scales, and a USB drive of audio and text files.
Bilingual English-Spanish Assessment (BESA)
Elizabeth D. Peña, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Vera F. Gutiérrez-Clellen, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Aquiles Iglesias, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Brian A. Goldstein, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, & Lisa M. Bedore, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
When a young bilingual child experiences language difficulties, it can be hard to tell if those challenges are due to a disorder or just limited exposure to the English language. That's a critical distinction—because while limited language exposure will fix itself over time, a language impairment is a clinical issue that will cause the child difficulties in school without timely and effective intervention.
Now there's a valid, reliable assessment that specifically responds to the needs of young Spanish-English bilingual children. For use with children ages 4 through 6 years who have varying degrees of bilingualism, the Bilingual English-Spanish Assessment (BESA) was developed to:
|Quick Interactive Language Screener™ (QUILS™)|
Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Ph.D., Jill De Villiers, Ph.D., Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Ph.D., Aquiles Iglesias, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, & Mary Sweig Wilson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Early identification is the first step to helping young children with language delays get on track for reading proficiency—and school success. But how do you find the children who might need extra support? It’s simple with the Quick Interactive Language Screener™ (QUILS™) a web-based tool that helps you evaluate the language skills of children ages 3 through 5 years—and make sure their progress is appropriate for their age group.
Edythe A. Strand, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, & Rebecca J. McCauley, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
When a young child has a severe speech sound disorder— especially one severe enough to affect the child's intelligibility—it's critical to determine the degree to which motor speech impairment contributes to the disorder. Now there's a dynamic, criterion-referenced assessment that helps SLPs do just that. Use the Dynamic Evaluation of Motor Speech Skill (DEMSS) to diagnose severe speech sound disorders in children 3 and older, estimate the severity of a child's disorder, and inform the development of treatment goals. Purchase the DEMSS manual and you’ll have everything you need, including a keycode that unlocks access to a video tutorial and free unlimited DEMSS forms, downloadable online.
Patricia A. Prelock, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, & Rebecca J. McCauley, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder: Evidence-Based Intervention Strategies for Communication & Social Interactions, 2nd Edition:
Readers will get a thorough introduction to 14 evidence-based interventions, complete with key details on each intervention’s theoretical and empirical basis, components, practical requirements, applications for both children and adults, and considerations for children from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Twelve video clips (available for streaming) illustrate the interventions in action, and highly relevant learning activities prepare SLPs and other practitioners to make sound decisions in scenarios they’re likely to encounter in the field.
Case Studies for the Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder:
Through 14 realistic cases, readers will explore the types of clinical challenges they may face, see what the experts would recommend, and get exercises to help them practice their decision-making skills.
David R. Beukelman, Ph.D., & Janice C. Light, Ph.D.
The authoritative text on augmentative and alternative communication, this classic bestseller is now in its fifth edition.
|Story Friends™: An Early Literacy Intervention for Improving Oral Language|
Howard Goldstein, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, & Elizabeth Spencer Kelley, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Fun, engaging, and effective, Story Friends™ is the first research-based Tier 2 language intervention program for 4- to 6-year-old children at risk for reading difficulties. Through interactive animal-themed storybooks and lively, engaging audio recordings, Story Friends effectively boosts oral language and vocabulary development—two of the most important predictors of later reading success. With interactive storybook components and appealing narration from Wanda the Word Wolf, the program hooks and holds young attention spans. And because Story Friends is a natural fit with any existing classroom schedule or curriculum, it’s easier than ever to deliver interventions in the critical early years of school.
|Pediatric Test of Brain Injury™ (PTBI™)|
Gillian Hotz, Ph.D., Nancy Helm-Estabrooks, Sc.D., Nickola Wolf Nelson, Ph.D., & Elena Plante, Ph.D.
The first criterion-referenced, standardized test that assesses cognitive and academic skills after pediatric brain injury, PTBI™ is the tool every SLP needs to develop effective supports for children ages 6-16 and get them ready for a successful return to the classroom. The complete PTBI™ includes an Examiner’s Manual with comprehensive guidelines and technical data; a Stimulus Book with all the visual stimuli needed to conduct the test; and Test Forms for recording information about the child’s performance and scoring PTBI™.