Curtiss-Yamada Comprehensive Language Evaluation
The Curtiss-Yamada Comprehensive Language Evaluation (CYCLE) examines in depth a subject’s linguistic knowledge and performance in syntax, morphology, and semantics, and sub-modules within these components.
The CYCLE is well suited for use in research or clinical settings. It provides information on a subject’s performance allowing the researcher or clinician to target classes of structures for assessment and remediation.
The CYCLE focuses on linguistic rather than nonlinguistic knowledge. As much as possible, its design reduces the contribution of nonlinguistic factors to linguistic performance, such as unfamiliarity with vocabulary, difficulty understanding the task, or difficulty with picture interpretation.
Who is the CYCLE for?
The CYCLE is appropriate for children, adolescents, and adults with:
- language delay
- genetic anomalies
- cognitive impairments
- Specific Language Impairment (SLI)
- brain damage
- hearing impairment
- acquired aphasia