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Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders

pp 2527-2529

Receptive-Expressive Emergent Language Test (REEL-3)




The Receptive-Expressive Emergent Language Test, Third Edition (REEL-3; Bzoch, League, & Brown, 2003) is a 66-item, standardized, norm-referenced test designed to help identify infants and toddlers who have language impairments or other disabilities that affect language development. It may be used as an assessment and planning instrument in early childhood intervention programs mandated under Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments of 1986 (P.L. 99-457). The REEL-3 has two core subtests, receptive language and expressive language, as well as a supplementary subtest, inventory of vocabulary words. Results are obtained from a caregiver interview. The test can be individually administered in approximately 20 min.

The REEL-3 is based on a tridimensional model of language acquisition regarding early language development as the intentional interaction content, form, and use of language. This model is further divided into four overlapping chronol ...

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