Article  |   October 1985
Language Identification Screening Test for Kindergarten
Article   |   October 1985
Language Identification Screening Test for Kindergarten
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools October 1985, Vol.16, 280-292. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1604.280
History: Accepted 26 Sep 1984 , Received 18 Jul 1983
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools October 1985, Vol.16, 280-292. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1604.280
History: Accepted 26 Sep 1984 , Received 18 Jul 1983

The performance of 136 children enrolled in regular kindergarten programs on five language screening tests was compared with their performance on a diagnostic criterion language measure consisting of the Test of Language Development, Test for Auditory Comprehension of Language, and Carrow Elicited Language Inventory. The Language Identification Screening Test for Kindergarten was found to be highly valid, reliable, and efficient in identifying kindergarten children with language problems. The Bankson Language Screening Test, Clinical Evaluation of Language Functions-Elementary Screening Test, and Fluharty Preschool Speech and Language Screening Test were also found to be highly valid and reliable but considerably less efficient as mass kindergarten language screening tests. The Kindergarten Language Screening Test was found to be less effective in correctly identifying kindergarten children with language problems.

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