American Sign Language Receptive Skills Test

Autor/a: ENNS, Charlotte
Año: 2004
Editorial: [S.n.]: [S.l.], 2004
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Educación » Adquisición y desarrollo del lenguaje, Formación, Lingüística » Lingüística de otras Lenguas de Signos


The American Sign Language (ASL) Receptive Skills Test is an adaptation of the  British Sign Language (BSL) Receptive Skills Test (Herman, Holmes, & Woll, 1999). The purpose of the ASL Receptive Skills Test is to monitor/test the sign language development of deaf children in bilingual deaf education programs (Enns & Zimmer, 2009). The adapted ASL-RST is aimed at the same age group as the original BSL test (4-13 year-olds). In the first step of adapting the BSL test to ASL was to determine whether any items needed to be changed and new items added, and also to create new test materials, i.e. a picture response book and a video in ASL. This was done in close collaboration with a panel of experts consisting of sign language specialists and native ASL users.