Standardization of the Auditory Comprehension Test for Sentences (ACTS) with Children The majority of assessment tests measuring auditory processing abilities are designed for younger children. With an increasing focus in education and speech-language pathology on the older language and learning-disabled child, a standardized tool for measuring auditory comprehension skills is needed. The Auditory Comprehension Test for Sentences (ACTS) (Shewan, 1979) examines ... Research Article
Research Article  |   October 01, 1984
Standardization of the Auditory Comprehension Test for Sentences (ACTS) with Children
 
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  • Cynthia M. Shewan, Ph.D., is currently affiliated with the Program in Communicative Disorders, University of Western Ontario, Elborn College, London, Ontario, Canada, N6G 1H1. Requests for reprints may be sent there. Janet L. Pepper M.Cl.Sci. is currently affiliated with Humber Memorial Hospital, Toronto, Ontario.
    Cynthia M. Shewan, Ph.D., is currently affiliated with the Program in Communicative Disorders, University of Western Ontario, Elborn College, London, Ontario, Canada, N6G 1H1. Requests for reprints may be sent there. Janet L. Pepper M.Cl.Sci. is currently affiliated with Humber Memorial Hospital, Toronto, Ontario.×
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Research Article   |   October 01, 1984
Standardization of the Auditory Comprehension Test for Sentences (ACTS) with Children
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 1984, Vol. 15, 235-252. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1504.235
History: Received January 27, 1982 , Accepted November 12, 1982
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 1984, Vol. 15, 235-252. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1504.235
History: Received January 27, 1982; Accepted November 12, 1982

The majority of assessment tests measuring auditory processing abilities are designed for younger children. With an increasing focus in education and speech-language pathology on the older language and learning-disabled child, a standardized tool for measuring auditory comprehension skills is needed. The Auditory Comprehension Test for Sentences (ACTS) (Shewan, 1979) examines three parameters (length, vocabulary, and syntax) of auditory comprehension at three levels of difficulty. It was administered to 180 normal school children aged 7–12 years. Internal consistency, temporal reliability and validity characteristics of the ACTS are reported. Descriptive statistics on performance for each age level and developmental trends across age levels are reported. Preliminary standardization data indicated that the ACTS is a viable tool for assessing auditory comprehension skills of school-age children.

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