British Picture Vocab

British Picture Vocabulary Scale

The leading receptive vocabulary assessment for standard English for ages 3–16 years.

Assess a child’s receptive (heard) vocabulary to identify any delay in vocabulary development, even before they are in full-time education.

BPVS3 is an easy-to administer one-to-one test. Pupils respond to a stimulus word by selecting a picture from four options that best illustrates that word’s meaning.

As no reading or spoken response is required, you can use BPVS3 to assess language development in non-readers, pupils with expressive language impairments, pupils with autism and other related communication difficulties, as well as those with English as an Additional Language (EAL). To help pupils who may be colour vision deficient, the large-format illustrations have black outlines and vivid colours.


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