QUILS™ – Quick Interactive Language Screener™
COMING IN SPRING 2017!
Quick Interactive Language Screener™ (QUILS™)
A Measure of Vocabulary, Syntax, and Language Acquisition Skills in Young Children
Quick Interactive Language Screener™ (QUILS™):
Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Ph.D., Jill de Villiers, Ph.D., Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek, Ph.D., Aquiles Iglesias, Ph.D., and Mary Sweig Wilson, Ph.D.
User’s Manual for the Quick Interactive Language Screener™ (QUILS™)
Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Ph.D., Jill de Villiers, Ph.D., Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek, Ph.D., Aquiles Iglesias, Ph.D., and Mary Sweig Wilson, Ph.D with Giovanna Morini, Ph.D., and Natalie G. Brezack.
QUILS Software, Spanish-English:
Aquiles Iglesias, Ph.D., Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Ph.D., Jill de Villiers, Ph.D., Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek, Ph.D., and Mary Sweig Wilson, Ph.D.
Early identification is the first step to helping young children with language delays improve their skills—proficiencies that are so important to later reading success. But how do you find the children who might need help? It’s simple with the Quick Interactive Language Screener™ (QUILS™), a one-of-a-kind tool that helps you evaluate whether children are making language progress appropriate for their age group.
Administered during the regular day, typically one child at a time in a quiet area of the classroom, the QUILS is a helpful addition to kindergarten entry assessments (KEAs) and an ideal tool for use in individual classrooms or centers. The format ensures standardized delivery for each child, while automatically generated scores save time for busy teachers—providing cut scores by age level, standard scores, percentile ranks, and reports to share with colleagues and families. And this game-like interactive measure is so much fun, children might even ask if they can do it again!
At a glance
What is the age range?
Ages 3 through 5 years
In what settings is it used?
Early childhood settings: public and private preschools, Head Start, child care programs
Who completes it?
The child, with minimal supervision from a teacher, paraprofessional, classroom aide, parent, or other classroom volunteer
How is it administered?
On any iPad, Android tablet, laptop, or desktop with touchscreen technology and Internet access.
Who uses the results?
Early childhood educators and administrators, reading specialists, literacy coaches, speech-language pathologists, psychologists
How long does the screener take?
Approximately 15−20 minutes
What is the number of items on the screener?
What is the research base?
Psychometric studies have established the QUILS’ reliability and validity and ensured that all items are culturally neutral