KSPT – Kaufman Speech Praxis Test for Children

This is not a comprehensive guide. Please refer to the manual when administering, scoring, and converting scores for this test and all other assessments. We hope this guide is a helpful tool for writing reports or refreshing your memory when choosing an appropriate test for a client.


The Kaufman Speech Praxis Test for Children (KSPT) is a standardized norm-referenced test that assists in the identification and treatment of CAS. It is normed for children ages 2;0 to 5;11. The KSPT has normative information related to populations of children with and without CAS. The assessment helps identify where the breakdown is in the speech system. The KSPT measures the child’s imitative response to the clinician and points to systematic course of treatment. The stimuli include syllables and words consisting of real and made up words. It is helpful in tracking the progress of motor-speech proficiency (Kaufman, 1995). No materials are needed besides the protocol.

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