Purpose: To identify development level of phonological knowledge, assess whether difficulties are due to delayed or immature development, and recommend teaching procedures and follow up tasks
Range: First three years of school and older children experiencing reading difficulties
Administration: Time varies – individual
Assessing and Teaching Phonological Knowledge (ATPK) comprises a set of practical assessment procedures which allow teachers or educational diagnosticians to:
Using a straightforward logical format, ATPK addresses the need to implement systematic instruction in the area of phonological knowledge. It provides teachers a means of helping students with reading difficulties to access the code that enables them to link spoken and written words.