The age level of consecutive speech used in retelling a story can be assessed from the information content, sentence length and grammatical usage of this revised test. The test includes a coloured picture story book, a scoring form to photocopy and a manual, but also requires the use of audio recording equipment. Catherine Renfrew's three tests have been used for many years and provide a means of assessing children's speech and language. All tests are suitable for use with 3-8 year olds are norm referred to enable therapists to produce comparative results. Norms are given at six-monthly intervals for both the Action Picture Test and Word finding Vocabulary and monthly for the Bus Story Test.