A Validation Study of the Elementary and Advanced Screening Tests of the Clinical Evaluation of Language Functions (CELF) The elementary and advanced screening tests of the Clinical Evaluation of Language Functions (CELF) were administered to children recommended for special education classes in the New York City school system. The children were also evaluated by speech/language specialists and were rated by them on the extent of their language deficit. ... Research Article
Research Article  |   October 01, 1983
A Validation Study of the Elementary and Advanced Screening Tests of the Clinical Evaluation of Language Functions (CELF)
 
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  • Sol Ribner, Laurence Becket, Sid Marks, Paul Kahn, and Fred Wolfson are affiliated with the School Based Support Teams, Board of Education of New York City, P.S. 247, 7000 21st Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11204. Requests for reprints should be sent to Paul Kahn at this address.
    Sol Ribner, Laurence Becket, Sid Marks, Paul Kahn, and Fred Wolfson are affiliated with the School Based Support Teams, Board of Education of New York City, P.S. 247, 7000 21st Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11204. Requests for reprints should be sent to Paul Kahn at this address.×
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Research Article   |   October 01, 1983
A Validation Study of the Elementary and Advanced Screening Tests of the Clinical Evaluation of Language Functions (CELF)
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 1983, Vol. 14, 215-222. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1404.215
History: Received January 11, 1982 , Accepted May 12, 1982
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 1983, Vol. 14, 215-222. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1404.215
History: Received January 11, 1982; Accepted May 12, 1982

The elementary and advanced screening tests of the Clinical Evaluation of Language Functions (CELF) were administered to children recommended for special education classes in the New York City school system. The children were also evaluated by speech/language specialists and were rated by them on the extent of their language deficit. The CELF scores were then compared to the ratings of the language specialists. The findings indicate that the CELF tests did not consistently identify children requiring therapeutic help nor those with language deficits. When similarities between CELF and specialists' ratings were found, their strength was generally weak. The CELF scores also exhibited considerable variability.

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