An introduction and overview to the theoretical and clinical foundations and applications of the CELF-5 A&NZ for Speech Pathologists with special guest appearances from Elisabeth Wiig (CELF-5 Author) and Nancy Castilleja (CELF-5 Senior Product Manager) via video from the US.


The new Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals Australian and New Zealand Fifth Edition (CELF-5 A&NZ) is one of the gold-standard assessments used by Speech Pathologists to diagnose language disorders in children and adolescents aged 5 to 21 years. The new CELF-5 A&NZ battery includes structured tasks that test the limits of a student’s language abilities as well as observation and interaction-based tasks. Accurate administration and scoring of the CELF-5 A&NZ  is essential in helping clinicians' effectively pinpoint a student’s strengths and weaknesses to make appropriate placement and intervention recommendations.


The workshop attendees will:

  • Understand the CELF-5 A&NZ  standardisation sample and its validity and reliability with students including those from culturally diverse backgrounds

  • Consider the theoretical and clinical foundations of the CELF-5 A&NZ Index Scores

  • Reflect on the Special Group Studies of the CELF-5 A&NZ 

  • Appreciate the main differences between the CELF-4 A&NZ and the CELF-5 A&NZ 

  • Understand the administration directions and scoring procedures for the new subtests of the CELF-5 A&NZ 

  • Discuss the practical considerations of the CELF-5 A&NZ for interpretation, diagnosis and intervention.

Target Audience

Speech Pathologists


Recommended Viewing prior to the workshop - What's new in the CELF-5 (A&NZ) - recorded webinar.  Request to watch the recording: