Articulation Test Performances of Low-Income, African-American Preschoolers With Communication Impairments Culturally valid speech and language testing measures for use with African-American children who are speakers of Black English (BE) are limited. An alternative to developing new tests for use with this population is to adapt currently available tests designed for use with standard English speakers. The purpose of this study ... Research Article
Research Article  |   July 1992
Articulation Test Performances of Low-Income, African-American Preschoolers With Communication Impairments
 
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  • Julie A. Washington, PhD
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Holly K. Craig
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Contact author: Julie A. Washington, PhD, Communicative Disorders Clinic, University of Michigan, 1111 E. Catherine Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2054.
    Contact author: Julie A. Washington, PhD, Communicative Disorders Clinic, University of Michigan, 1111 E. Catherine Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2054.×
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Cultural & Linguistic Diversity / Language Disorders / Research Articles
Research Article   |   July 1992
Articulation Test Performances of Low-Income, African-American Preschoolers With Communication Impairments
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1992, Vol. 23, 203-207. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2303.203
History: Received February 11, 1991 , Accepted July 1, 1991
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1992, Vol. 23, 203-207. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2303.203
History: Received February 11, 1991; Accepted July 1, 1991

Culturally valid speech and language testing measures for use with African-American children who are speakers of Black English (BE) are limited. An alternative to developing new tests for use with this population is to adapt currently available tests designed for use with standard English speakers. The purpose of this study was to compare the responses of 28 low-income, urban African-American preschoolers from Metropolitan Detroit who were speakers of BE on the Arizona Articulation Proficiency Scale, using a standard English and a BE scoring procedure. The findings indicated that this test does not require a BE scoring adjustment for northern children who are speakers of BE.

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