ERIC Number: ED218914
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Speech and Language Assessment of Black and Bilingual Children.
Wartella, Alisa Berger; Williams, Diane
The paper examines aspects involved in providing an accurate evaluation of speech and language of culturally different preschool children. Dialectical differences of Spanish and Black English speakers are detailed. Culturally based nonverbal behaviors and situational factors, including touching behavior and eye contact, are considered. Cultural influences in such standard tests as the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test and the Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities are noted. The necessity of using informal testing with this population is stressed, and the existence of several developmentally referenced/commercially available tests is discussed as well as standardized tests which may be appropriate for the culturally different preschooler. (An annotated bibliography of 16 preschool tests is also provided.) (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (60th, Houston, TX, April 11-16, 1982, Session F-55).