From Old to New Examining Score Increases on the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-III Clinical Exchange
Clinical Exchange  |   October 01, 2000
From Old to New
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Teresa A. Ukrainetz
    University of Wyoming, Laramie
  • Deborah S. Duncan
    Albany County School District, Laramie, WY
  • Corresponding author: e-mail: tukraine@uwyo.edu
Article Information
Development / Language Disorders / Clinical Exchange
Clinical Exchange   |   October 01, 2000
From Old to New
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 2000, Vol. 31, 336-339. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.3104.336
History: Received March 18, 1999 , Accepted January 13, 2000
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 2000, Vol. 31, 336-339. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.3104.336
History: Received March 18, 1999; Accepted January 13, 2000

The Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-III (PPVT-III, Dunn & Dunn, 1997) is a relatively recent revision of the old standby, the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-Revised (PPVT-R, Dunn & Dunn, 1981). Although the new vocabulary test appears to be improved in several aspects, there is one change that warrants serious attention. Data indicate that children from 4 to 10 years of age are scoring, on average, 10 standard score points higher on the PPVT-III than on the PPVT-R (Williams, 1998). This article investigates possible reasons for this change and discusses implications for clinical practice.

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