The Performance of Monolingual and Bilingual Mexican Children on the TACL This paper presents normative data for the Spanish version of the Test for Auditory Comprehension of Language (TACL). The data were collected from 60 Mexican children in three age groups, 4-0 to 4-5, 6-0 to 6-5, and 8-6 to 8-11. Half of these children were monolingual Spanish speaking residents of ... Research Article
Research Article  |   January 01, 1988
The Performance of Monolingual and Bilingual Mexican Children on the TACL
 
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  • Kim A. Wilcox is in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences and Disorders, The University of Kansas, 2101 Haworth Hall, Lawrence, KS 66045. Requests for reprints may be sent to him at this address. Susan McGuinn Aasby is affiliated with the Speech- Language Services of Southwest Missouri, Springfield, MO 65807.
    Kim A. Wilcox is in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences and Disorders, The University of Kansas, 2101 Haworth Hall, Lawrence, KS 66045. Requests for reprints may be sent to him at this address. Susan McGuinn Aasby is affiliated with the Speech- Language Services of Southwest Missouri, Springfield, MO 65807.×
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Research Article   |   January 01, 1988
The Performance of Monolingual and Bilingual Mexican Children on the TACL
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1988, Vol. 19, 34-40. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1901.34
History: Received April 2, 1986 , Accepted January 30, 1987
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1988, Vol. 19, 34-40. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1901.34
History: Received April 2, 1986; Accepted January 30, 1987

This paper presents normative data for the Spanish version of the Test for Auditory Comprehension of Language (TACL). The data were collected from 60 Mexican children in three age groups, 4-0 to 4-5, 6-0 to 6-5, and 8-6 to 8-11. Half of these children were monolingual Spanish speaking residents of a government orphanage, while the other half were students in a private school where all instruction was done in English. For both the monolingual and bilingual children, TACL scores increased with age. However, at all ages, the performance of the bilingual children was superior to that of the monolingual Spanish speakers.

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