Bringing together language samples & tests in bilingual language assessment
What is it about?
Speech-language pathologists are encouraged to use both standardized tests and language samples when they assess language for school-age children. But how do these tools fit together? This article looks at the uses of tests and language samples, and explores how similar these tools are in a group of 5-11 year old children with language impairment. We find that the tools give complementary results for 5-8 year old children, but dissimilar results for children older than 8. We also use a case study to illustrate the use of these assessment tools for clinicians.
The following have contributed to this page: Dr Kerry Danahy Ebert and Giang Pham
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