Frequently Asked Questions
I have a technical question about using or interpreting the results of the Teddy Talk Test. Who should I contact?
We are always happy to help you to trouble-shoot any difficulties you come across or answer any questions you have when using the Teddy Talk Test. Please use the details on our Contact Us page to get on touch.
I don't have a Paypal account. How do I pay by credit/debit card?
Most of our customers use a debit or credit card to make purchases and find this straight forward to do. Paypal process our card payments so you may be prompted to 'Pay using Paypal'. Please click on this but be re assured that you DO NOT need to have or create a Paypal account to use your card. Call us on 07759 600688 should you have any difficulties making payment.
Can I pay by cheque, BACS or invoice?
All of the payment methods above are possible but need to be handled directly. Please get in touch using our Contact Us details or by calling 07759 600688 and we will do all we can to help.
Can I use the Teddy Talk Test to assess children who are over 5 years old if their speech and language skills are similar to children under 5?
Yes. Although the Teddy Talk Test is designed to evaluate communication skills for children who are 5 years or under, education and health professionals often use it with older children whose communication development is significantly behind their peers. We would however recommend that the results gained are seen as a general estimate of the child's linguistic levels. Always liaise with a Speech and Language Therapist who will be able to make a more accurate assessment taking into account any other factors affecting the child's development.
Can I use the Teddy Talk Test to assess children who are over 5 years old if they have a learning disability or complex needs?
The Teddy Talk Test can be useful for SENCOs and teachers working with older children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.However, it is important to note that the language development of a child with learning difficulties or complex needs may be limited by their learning ability. We would therefore recommend liaison with a Speech and Language Therapist.
Is the Teddy Talk Test standardised?
The Teddy Talk Test is not standardised. It is a screening tool which is intended to act as a starting point to inform early intervention. Speech and Language Therapists will carry out further detailed and formal assessment, should it be required.
Can I purchase the Teddy Talk Test elsewhere?
Yes. We are delighted to work in partnership with the nationally recognised Elklan Training Limited. Elklan writes and delivers accredited courses for education and other staff working with those with speech, language and communication needs and for parents. They also train a network of licenced tutors to deliver Elklan courses locally. Elklan recommend the Teddy Talk Test as part of their Early Years training
STASS Publications offer a wide range of practical speech and language therapy books and resources to promote the understanding and development of speech, language, communication, vocabulary and phonological awareness. The Teddy Talk Test features in their catalogue.