The TAPS-4 provides information about language processing and comprehension skills across three intersecting areas: phonological processing, auditory memory, and listening comprehension. These areas underpin the development of effective listening and communication skills and are critical to the development of higher-order language skills, including literacy skills.
The TAPS-4 features new subtests along with revisions to subtests from the TAPS-3, fully updated norms, and an expanded age range. The TAPS-4 subtests were also reorganized into Index and Supplemental subtests, reducing the testing burden and increasing flexibility in administration.
The TAPS-4 also features audio administration for the subtests in which proper pronunciation of speech sounds is critical, providing a greater degree of standardization and accuracy during the testing process.