British Picture Vocabulary Scale (BPVS-II)


A measure of receptive vocabulary for standard English, which helps you to identify children who have difficulty in accessing vocabulary.

Author(s): Lloyd M Dunn, Leota M Dunn, Chris Whetton and Juliet Burley

Suitable For: Teachers, SENCOs, Educational Psychologists and Speech and Language Therapists

Age Range: 3 - 15 years 8 months

Administration: Individual

Timings: 5 - 8 minutes

The British Picture Vocabulary Scale (BPVS) can be used as an initial screener to show the extent of a child's English vocabulary acquisition and is ideal as a baseline measure for children starting nursery or school. This method of assessment does not require any reading, speaking or writing - the child simply points to the picture cards.