The CYCLE Test Battery
Receptive Language Test
The CYCLE-R consists of a large set of subtests, each focusing on a specific semantic, syntactic, or morphological structure. The tester can administer entire levels of subtests or may administer those sets of subtests that target specific structures, such as pronouns, prepositions, word order, INFL, or sentences with embeddings to examine particular areas of the grammar in depth.
- Simple tasks: Pointing tasks or simple manipulation of objects
- Clear, simple to interpret pictures
- Control of chance:
- Each feature or structure is tested a number of times (5-10)
- Extralinguistic and redundant linguistic cues are largely eliminated
- Decoy or Foil pictures are carefully designed
Administration of the CYCLE-R
In the CYCLE-R the examiner generally reads a test sentence aloud and the subject is to follow the instructions. In most cases the subject is to point to the picture or item in the CYCLE-R picture book indicated by the test sentence. Other tests require object manipulation.
Elicited Expressive Language Test
The CYCLE-E consists of a LARGE set of items, each focusing on a specific syntactic, morphological, or semantic structure. It also tests submodules of these components. The tester can administer entire levels of subtests or may administer those sets of subtests that target specific structures, such as pronouns, prepositions, word order, Inflection, OR sentences with embeddings , to examine particular areas of the grammar in depth.
The CYCLE-E evaluates a client or subject’s expressive language by use of elicited production. It consists of a set of sentence completion items, each targeting a specific structure or feature.
To some extent, the CYCLE-E parallels the CYCLE-R, incorporating many of the same design features and pictures. However, it also includes test structures not covered in the CYCLE-R.
Administration of the CYCLE-E
The CYCLE-E consists primarily of sentence completion items. That is, the examiner begins a sentence and the subject is to finish the sentence with the correct word or words. The CYCLE-E pictures cue the subject as to the correct answer to give.
Other CYCLE Tests
Neurological Measures Language Test
Assists surgeons by allowing assessment of grammar in pre-, intra-, and post-surgical conditions.
CYCLE SPECIAL FOCUS TESTS
CYCLE Anaphora test
CYCLE Coda Discrimination test
CYCLE Grammaticality Judgment test
CYCLE Nonsense Word Repetition test
CYCLE Past Tense test (compares regular and irregular past tense performance)
CYCLE Phonemic Discrimination test (CYCLE-P)
CYCLE Presupposition and Entailment test
CYCLE WH-Movement test
CYCLE Wug test (tests plurals, subject-verb agreement and tense marking on nonsense stems)