ERIC Number: EJ1016012
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Short-Form Versions of the Spanish MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventories
Jackson-Maldonodo, Donna; Marchman, Virginia A.; Fernald, Lia C. H.
Applied Psycholinguistics, v34 n4 p837-868 Jul 2013
The Spanish-language MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventories (S-CDIs) are well-established parent report tools for assessing the language development of Spanish-speaking children under 3 years. Here, we introduce the short-form versions of the S-CDIs (SFI and SFII), offered as alternatives to the long forms for screening purposes or in applications requiring a less-demanding instrument. Norming data (SFI: "n" = 601; SFII: "n" = 2,534) from diverse populations in Mexico are described. Developmental trends, gender differences, and socioeconomic status effects are reported that parallel those for the long forms. An additional small-scale study ("n" = 62) demonstrates strong convergence between responses on the long and the short forms. These results provide evidence that the S-CDI SFs have promise for a range of clinical and research applications.
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Spanish, Parent Attitudes, Infants, Toddlers, Foreign Countries, Language Acquisition, Screening Tests, Developmental Stages, Gender Differences, Socioeconomic Status
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Mexico
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: MacArthur Communicative Development Inventory
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