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Essential Tools for Communication Professionals

Timely screening and assessment of language and literacy skills is the key to connecting learners with the support and services they need. Use the proven, reliable tools on this page to track your students’ developing skills, detect language/literacy disorders, and respond to the needs of bilingual learners.


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Identify language/literacy disorders, document patterns of relative strengths and weaknesses, and track changes in language and literacy skills over time.

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Reliably screens students for language/literacy disorders. A quick, cost-effective way to see how students are performing on academic tasks.

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Identify phonological and/or language impairment in bilingual and ELL children. Differentiate between delays in English language acquisition and true disorders.

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How can you find out if young children’s language skills are on track? It’s simple with QUILS™, two web-based, game-like screeners for evaluating the language skills of children ages 3 through 5 years. Fun and interactive, QUILS captures young children’s interest and gives you instant results you can trust with clear and colorful automated reports.

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DEMSS Screener

Developed by one of the leading experts on childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) and an expert on test development, the Dynamic Evaluation of Motor Speech Skill (DEMSS) is an efficient way to assess children who have significant speech impairment, especially reduced phonemic and/or phonetic inventories, vowel or prosodic errors, poor speech intelligibility, and/or little to no verbal communication.

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