Comparison of severity ratings on norm-referenced tests for children with specific language impairment

Publication year: 2011 Source: Journal of Communication Disorders, Available online 25 November 2011 Tammie J. Spaulding PurposeThis study evaluated the consistency in severity classifications for children with language impairment on tests of child language.MethodsThe TELD-3 and the UTLD-4 were administered to 16 preschool children with specific language impairment (SLI) and 16 typical controls. The boundaries described in the test manuals were used to assign language proficiency ratings to these children and to subsequently evaluate the consistency in these designations.ResultsPerformance categories were more consistent for the typical children than for the children with SLI.

Publication year: 2011 Source: Journal of Communication Disorders, Available online 25 November 2011 Tammie J. Spaulding PurposeThis study evaluated the consistency in severity classifications for children with language impairment on tests of child language.MethodsThe TELD-3 and the UTLD-4 were administered to 16 preschool children with specific language impairment (SLI) and 16 typical controls. The boundaries described in the test manuals were used to assign language proficiency ratings to these children and to subsequently evaluate the consistency in these designations.ResultsPerformance categories were more consistent for the typical children than for the children with SLI.

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Comparison of severity ratings on norm-referenced tests for children with specific language impairment