Adaptation of a Screening Test for Bilingual and Bidialectal Populations Screening for language problems in minority preschool children is not straight-forward because of these children's diverse cultural, economic, and linguistic backgrounds. Over 68% of the 540 preschool English-speaking children in the Fort Worth Head Start program obtained scores at least one standard deviation below the mean on the Hannah-Gardner Test ... Research Article
Research Article  |   October 01, 1989
Adaptation of a Screening Test for Bilingual and Bidialectal Populations
 
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  • Marylee K. Norris is in the Miller Speech and Hearing Clinic, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX 76129. Requests for reprints may be sent to her at this address. Manuela J. Júrez is in private practice in San Antonio, TX. She was formerly at Texas Christian University. Mary N. Perkins is with Litton Computer Services, Columbus, GA.
    Marylee K. Norris is in the Miller Speech and Hearing Clinic, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX 76129. Requests for reprints may be sent to her at this address. Manuela J. Júrez is in private practice in San Antonio, TX. She was formerly at Texas Christian University. Mary N. Perkins is with Litton Computer Services, Columbus, GA.×
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Research Article   |   October 01, 1989
Adaptation of a Screening Test for Bilingual and Bidialectal Populations
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 1989, Vol. 20, 381-390. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2004.381
History: Received September 23, 1987 , Accepted July 25, 1988
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 1989, Vol. 20, 381-390. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2004.381
History: Received September 23, 1987; Accepted July 25, 1988

Screening for language problems in minority preschool children is not straight-forward because of these children's diverse cultural, economic, and linguistic backgrounds. Over 68% of the 540 preschool English-speaking children in the Fort Worth Head Start program obtained scores at least one standard deviation below the mean on the Hannah-Gardner Test of Verbal and Nonverbal Language Functioning. This high failure rate suggested that a local adaptation was needed for language screening. The procedures used to calculate local norms and other issues involved in screening minority population are discussed.

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