Basic Concepts

General Information Age Norms

Matches same colors:

  • 2.6 - any 3-5 colors
  • 3.0 - any 6-9 colors
  • 4.0 - any 10 colors

Names colors when pointed to:

  • 2.9 - one color
  • 3.0 - any 2-3 colors
  • 3.6 - any 4-5 colors
  • 4.0 - any 6-7 colors
  • 5.0 - any 8 or more colors

Names several rooms:

  • 2.9 - in a house

Points to colors on request:

  • 3.0 - any 2 colors
  • 3.3 - any 3-4 colors
  • 3.6 - any 5-6 colors
  • 3.9 - any 7 or more colors

Names category when shown or told several objects in that category:

  • 3.0 - food
  • 3.0 - animals
  • 3.0 - toys
  • 3.0 - clothes
  • 4.0 - dishes
  • 4.0 - people
  • 4.0 - pets
  • 5.0 - numbers
  • 6.0 - furniture
  • 6.0 - tools
  • 6.0 - vegetables
  • 6.0 - fruits

Tells what you do when:

  • 3.0 - you are tired
  • 3.0 - you are sick
  • 3.6 - you are hungry
  • 3.6 - your face is dirty
  • 3.9 - you are thirsty
  • 4.6 - it's raining and you're going outside
  • 5.0 - your house is on fire

Tells use of common objects:

  • 2.6 - dishes
  • 3.0 - stoves
  • 3.0 - scissors
  • 3.0 - telephones
  • 3.6 - pans
  • 3.6 - books
  • 4.0 - lights
  • 4.0 - keys
  • 4.9 - pencils
  • 5.0 - airplanes
  • 5.0 - clocks
  • 5.3 - refrigerators
  • 6.9 - locks

Points to common opposites:

  • 3.0 - hot/cold
  • 3.0 - wet/dry
  • 3.0 - stopping/going
  • 3.0 - same/different
  • 3.0 - opened/closed
  • 3.0 - quiet/loud
  • 3.6 - light/heavy
  • 4.0 - fast/slow
  • 4.9 - fat/skinny
  • 5.0 - thick/thin
  • 5.0 - narrow/wide
  • 6.6 - shallow/deep

Identifies textures:

  • 3.9 - hard or soft
  • 4.9 - smooth or rough

Sequences squares/circles/objects:

  • 4.6 - more than 3 of the same kind of objects from "small" to "large" (size)
  • 4.9 - more than 3 of the same kind of objects from "light" to "dark" (color)

Names items in categories:

  • 4.0 - food
  • 4.6 - clothing
  • 4.6 - animals
  • 4.6 - transportation
  • 4.9 - furniture

Tells the weather conditions accurately:

  • 5.3 - hot, cold, warm, sunny, cloudy, windy

Tells why we have service workers:

  • 6.3 - doctors, firemen, police, mailmen/women, dentists, carpenters, farmers, painters, mechanics, teachers

Tells where people go in the community:

  • 5.6 - when they are sick
    to buy milk, bread, and eggs
    to buy clothes
    to see tigers, bears, monkeys, and gorillas
    to eat outside their home
  • 6.3 - to borrow a book
    to buy stamps for a letter
    to get a haircut
    to get a car repaired