With fewer items and age-appropriate modifications, the record forms for ages 7-12 and 13-17 provide deeper insight into the impact of stuttering on a young person than traditional fluency assessment. New data collected from January through June 2010 support the criterion-referenced scores for each form.
The OASES assessment uniquely measures the impact of stuttering on a person’s life—unlike most other stuttering instruments, which focus mainly on the frequency and type of stuttering events. This brief, yet comprehensive self-report is built on a solid theoretical foundation to help you assess the impact of stuttering in multiple life situations. Use this evidence-based tool to support effective intervention.
Kit Ordering Hint
- If you would like to order the new test kit for ages 7-12 only, use product number 30418.
- If you would like to order the new test kit for ages 13-17 only, use product number 30419.
- If you would like both age ranges, order either of the test kits above PLUS the other packet of record forms for the additional age range (ages 7-12 record forms—30416; ages 13-17 record forms—30417).
- Part of an initial diagnostic evaluation
- Interview tool during intervention
- Collaborative treatment planning tool with your client
- Outcome measure
- Progress monitoring tool to evaluate treatment strategies
Each question is scored on a Likert scale from 1–5. Responses are totaled into Impact Scores
and Impact Ratings (Mild through Severe) for each of the four sections:
- General Information
- Your Reactions to Stuttering
- Communication in Daily Situations
- Quality of Life
There also is an overall score.
- Provides a quick and easy self-assessment that adds to a comprehensive evaluation
- Enables insight beyond a numerical stuttering severity rating
- Helps you better understand the complexity of a stuttering condition
- Allows you to evaluate the speaker’s perceptions about stuttering behaviors, the speaker’s reactions to stuttering, and difficulties he or she may have in performing daily activities that involve communication
- Offers the first published measure designed to examine functional communication difficulties and quality of life for those who stutter
- Promotes self-awareness for a person who stutters of how the condition affects different areas of his or her life, including school, work, home, and social settings
- Based on the author‘s adaptation of the World Health Organization’s original ICIDH and current ICF frameworks
- Developed using a varied sample of individuals who stutter, ages 7:0–78:11
- Produces a descriptive Impact Rating
- Scores are not age- or ability-based, since stuttering is not an age- or ability-specific communication disorder