ERIC Number: ED024200
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Feb
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Cross-Validation of a Predictive Screening Test for Children with Articulatory Speech Defects. Final Report.
Van Riper, Charles; Erickson, Robert
To determine the accuracy with which the 47-item Predictive Screening Test of Articulation (PSTA) is able to identify first grade children who will master their articulation errors without speech therapy by the time they enter third grade, two groups of children were studied who were deficient enough in speech to be enrolled in therapy, but had no anatomic anomaly or were enrolled in special education classes. The basic cross-validation group had 144 children with an average of 6-6 years; the supplementary cross-validation group had 81 children with an average age of 6-7 years. The children were tested in the second month of school in 1965 (first grade), 1966 (second grade), and in 1967 (third grade), and had no therapy during this time. Results indicated that the predictive validity of the PSTA was demonstrated and that, for first grade populations similar to the basic cross-validation group, a cutoff score of 34 is optimally effective in differentiating children who will not require therapy from those who will. A 13-item bibliography, four tables, and the PSTA are included. A preliminary report is included in the ERIC system as ED 010 165. (SN)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Western Michigan Univ., Kalamazoo.