Greenville, SC – July 13, 2011 – Super Duper Publications has released its new HearBuilder Phonological Awareness Test (H-PAT) by Elisabeth Wiig, Ph.D. and Wayne Secord, Ph.D., CCC-SLP. H-PAT meets IDEA and Reading First requirements for educators to use evidence-based resources when implementing Response to Intervention (RtI) or identifying children at risk for reading failure. Individual administration of a test takes approximately 15–20 minutes and the tests are easy to administer and score. http://www.superduperinc.com/products/view.aspx?pid=H-PAT22

H-PAT is a comprehensive evidence-based phonological awareness assessment for students ages 4 years 6 months to 9 years 11 months (4;6 to 9;11). The kit includes 15 total subtests to assess the following: letter-sound identification; rhyming (awareness and production); initial sound identification; blending words, syllables, and sounds; segmenting words, syllables, and sounds; deleting initial and final sounds; and substituting initial and final sounds.
The H-PAT contains the same stimulus items as found in Section 1 of Super Duper Publication’s Emerging Literacy and Language Assessment (ELLA).

The H-PAT is norm-referenced and includes standard scores, confidence intervals, percentile ranks, and age equivalents. The manual has a Curriculum and Classroom Connection for each of the subtests and case studies to help establish treatment and IEP goals. The complete kit includes a Stimulus Book, Examiner’s Manual, 25 Record Forms, and an Online Pronunciation Guide. H-PAT is a complement to the HearBuilder® Phonological Awareness software program (www.hearbuilder.com/phonologicalawareness).

Super Duper® Publications creates fun educational materials for children with special needs and communication or language delays. The Super Duper® website offers a wide variety of products for teachers, therapy professionals, and parents to use with children in a classroom, therapy setting, and at home.
To view an informative Show Me How™ video on the H-PAT and to see the full line of Super Duper® products, visit www.superduperinc.comMedia Contacts:

Kati Elliott Katherine Russo
KEH Communications KEH Communications
410-975-9638 410.975.9638
kati@kehcomm.com katherine@kehcomm.com

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