Elicited Expressive Language Test

Test Design of the CYCLE-E

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.