She ran the CELF and the Goldman-Fristoe Test of Articulation. So, no, I don't think she did a pragmatics assessment.
Her Core Language Score was in the 30th percentile, Receptive - 55th; Language Content Index - 25th; and Language structure - 27th; They were all in normal limits. The one that wasn't was Expressive.
Per the report:
Her receptive language was in the 55th percentile, but her expressive language was in the 13th percentile. It was a 19-point difference. A 6 point difference signifies an abnormality!
55-13 isn't 19. 6 isn't the standard deviation for the CELF. Were you typing it exactly? On the CELF the usually kick out scaled scores. Was it a preschool version or regular? CELF 4 or 5? I think my ds had the CELF5. Here's a link to understanding scores.
So on the CELF (I'm not an SLP), they usually put scaled scores, where the mean is 10, standard deviation 3. Other tests will kick out standard scores, where the mean is 100 and the standard deviation is say 10 or 15.
The reason you don't look at percentages is because those give you no sense of significance. Someone can have crazy low numbers by percentages but still be clustered within the bell curve in areas that represent "normal" for their population. That's what the standard deviations show you, where the bell curve starts to become significant.
So if you take numbers to the ps, typically they won't care unless there is at least 1.5 standard deviations of discrepancy. And usually they're looking for discrepancy in the core (overall) score or at least enough areas to be significant. And for some things, like academics, they're going to consider discrepancy from IQ. So like if someone has 1.5-2SD of discrepancy in areas on their IQ testing, that's significant. If someone has an achievement test area that is 2 SD discrepant from IQ, that can be significant. And to make it easy to do those comparisons, they're going to look at standard scores, where the mean is 100. So IQ, achievement, a lot of things will kick out standard scores. Where they don't, they kick out scaled scores.
So your numbers don't add up on the percentages and you can't look at percentages to decide significance anyway. You ahve to look at the scaled scores and what the standard deviations were.
I agree the issues are going on. I'm just saying the numbers weren't adding up. Or it's my headache. Or both.