Purpose: To assess speech fluency skills and stuttering-related behaviors in children
Age: 4 –12 years
Time: 20 –30 Minutes
The Test of Childhood Stuttering (TOCS) provides clinicians and researchers with a sound method for assessing speech fluency skills and stuttering-related behaviors in children 4 through 12 years of age. Its main purposes are to identify children who stutter, determine the severity of a child's stuttering, and document changes in a child's fluency functioning over time.
The TOCS is comprised of three major components:
The Standardized Speech Fluency Measure
Four speech fluency tasks are used to identify children who stutter and rate the severity of their stuttering:
The Observational Rating Scales
The Speech Fluency Rating Scale and the Disfluency-Related Consequences Rating Scale enable the examiner to gather information about stuttering and related behaviors from parents, teachers, and other individuals who have known the child for an extended period of time.
The Supplemental Clinical Assessment
Eight supplementary fluency-related assessments enable examiners to probe disfluency-related data in greater detail: