The content of the MSAP was significantly influenced by the research protocols developed by Barbara Lewis and colleagues (Department of Psychological Sciences, Case Western Reserve), including the concept of four age-based variants of the protocol (pre-school, school-age, adolescent, adult). The MSAP includes several audio-recorded speech tasks from Lewis’ protocol. The fixed sequence of administration of each MSAP measure within each age group was developed and tested in Phonology Project research to optimize participant interest and examiner efficiency.

The following table includes the titles and abbreviations for each of the MSAP measures. The table indicates the sequence in which the measures are administered and which measures are administered to participants in the four age groups.

MSAP for 4 age groups

The following four forms are organized as checklists that can be used to keep track of which of the measures have been administered to a speaker or a group of speakers. The forms for each checklist include tests and tasks to assess developmental history, oral-motor structure and function, cognition, language, participant interaction, and a place holder for administrative forms.

Group 1 MSAP Checklist

Group 2 MSAP Checklist

Group 3 MSAP Checklist

Group 4 MSAP Checklist

The following figure from Shriberg et al. (2010) describes the salient attributes of 15 MSAP speech tasks relative to the mode of evocation, linguistic unit, and linguist complexity of the stimuli in each task. The figure illustrates the context hierarchy provided by the MSAP speech tasks.

MSAP Task Figure

Last, the following table from Shriberg et al. (2010) includes descriptions of each measure (rotate view on your computer).

MSAP Task Descriptions