Short-Form Application of the Screening Test of Spanish Grammar and the Northwestern Syntax Screening Test to Latino Children Short-form versions of the Screening Test of Spanish Grammar (Toronto, 1973) and the Northwestern Syntax Screening Test (Lee, 1971) were devised for use with bilingual Latino children while preserving the original normative data. Application of a multiple regression technique to data collected on 60 lower social status Latino children (four ... Research Article
Research Article  |   October 01, 1978
Short-Form Application of the Screening Test of Spanish Grammar and the Northwestern Syntax Screening Test to Latino Children
 
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  • David L. Ratusnik is an associate professor and associate scientist, Department of Otolaryngology and Bronchoesophagology, Rush Medical College, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 60612. Requests for reprints may be sent there. Carol Melnick Ratusnik is an instructor, Department of Otolaryngology and a speech-language pathologist, Center for Handicapped Children, University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois. Karen Sattinger is a speech-language pathologist in private practice, Hialeah, Florida.
    David L. Ratusnik is an associate professor and associate scientist, Department of Otolaryngology and Bronchoesophagology, Rush Medical College, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 60612. Requests for reprints may be sent there. Carol Melnick Ratusnik is an instructor, Department of Otolaryngology and a speech-language pathologist, Center for Handicapped Children, University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois. Karen Sattinger is a speech-language pathologist in private practice, Hialeah, Florida.×
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Research Article   |   October 01, 1978
Short-Form Application of the Screening Test of Spanish Grammar and the Northwestern Syntax Screening Test to Latino Children
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 1978, Vol. 9, 220-235. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.0904.220
History: Received June 15, 1977 , Accepted April 19, 1978
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 1978, Vol. 9, 220-235. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.0904.220
History: Received June 15, 1977; Accepted April 19, 1978

Short-form versions of the Screening Test of Spanish Grammar (Toronto, 1973) and the Northwestern Syntax Screening Test (Lee, 1971) were devised for use with bilingual Latino children while preserving the original normative data. Application of a multiple regression technique to data collected on 60 lower social status Latino children (four years and six months to seven years and one month) from Spanish Harlem and Yonkers, New York, yielded a small but powerful set of predictor items from the Spanish and English tests. Clinicians may make rapid and accurate predictions of STSG or NSST total screening scores from administration of substantially shortened versions of the instruments. Case studies of Latino children from Chicago and Miami serve to cross-validate the procedure outside the New York metropolitan area.

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