Use of the Revised Preschool Language Scale with Older Preschool Children This study presents an analysis of revised Preschool Language Scale (PLS) results on 672 preschool children aged 3:8–5:4. On the basis of percent-passing findings, one age-level grouping and five individual items appear to be inappropriately placed within the scale. Sex differences for both the Auditory Comprehension (AC) and Verbal Ability ... Research Article
Research Article  |   April 01, 1983
Use of the Revised Preschool Language Scale with Older Preschool Children
 
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  • Joan D. Berryman, Ed. D., is an Assistant Professor of Speech Pathology and Audiology, Aderhold Hall, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, where requests for reprints may be sent.
    Joan D. Berryman, Ed. D., is an Assistant Professor of Speech Pathology and Audiology, Aderhold Hall, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, where requests for reprints may be sent.×
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Research Article   |   April 01, 1983
Use of the Revised Preschool Language Scale with Older Preschool Children
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1983, Vol. 14, 79-85. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1402.79
History: Received July 27, 1981 , Accepted October 15, 1981
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1983, Vol. 14, 79-85. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1402.79
History: Received July 27, 1981; Accepted October 15, 1981

This study presents an analysis of revised Preschool Language Scale (PLS) results on 672 preschool children aged 3:8–5:4. On the basis of percent-passing findings, one age-level grouping and five individual items appear to be inappropriately placed within the scale. Sex differences for both the Auditory Comprehension (AC) and Verbal Ability (VA) subtests, as well as for the total scale, were determined to be clinically insignificant. Moderately high correlational correspondence between the AC and VA subtests and nonsignificant differences between subtest means suggest that for the present sample the two subtests were fairly equivalent measures of language performance.

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