Free Phonological Awareness Assessment (PAA)

Phonological awareness refers to the ability someone has to recognise and manipulate spoken parts of words and sentences.

Reading problems can be avoided with explicit instructions in phonological awareness during the early years of development and can help support struggling readers of all ages.

Phonological awareness assessment report

The assessment explained.

Our Phonological Awareness Assessment (PAA) in its entirety consists of 12 categories with 5 questions in each. In the Phonological Awareness Assessment, you can select the whole assessment or just the categories that you would like to assess. See a list of categories below.

Rhyming Ability
The ability to produce a word that rhymes with a given example.
Rhyming Recognition
The ability to recognise whether a word rhymes or not.
Sentence Recall
The ability to accurately recall every word in a given sentence.
Syllable Division
The ability to identify the syllable in a given word.
Syllable Omission
The ability to repeat a given word and then reproduce it while removing the required syllable.
First Sound
The ability to identify and produce the very first phoneme in a word.
Last Sound
The ability to identify and produce the last phoneme in a word.
Middle Sound
The ability to identify and produce a middle placed phoneme in a word.
Word Segmentation
The ability to segment or separate out the phonemes in a word.
Word Blending
The ability to blend together separated phonemes into a word.
Sound Deletion
The ability to delete or remove a phoneme in a word.
Sound Substitution
The ability to delete or remove a phoneme in a word, and substitute another in its place.