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ERIC Number: EJ784697
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0305-0009
Reliability and Validity of the Computerized Comprehension Task (CCT): Data from American English and Mexican Spanish Infants
Friend, Margaret; Keplinger, Melanie
Journal of Child Language, v35 n1 p77-98 Feb 2008
Early language comprehension may be one of the most important predictors of developmental risk. The need for performance-based assessment is predicated on limitations identified in the exclusive use of parent report and on the need for a performance measure with which to assess the convergent validity of parent report of comprehension. Child performance data require the development of procedures to facilitate infant attention and compliance. Forty infants (20 at 1 ; 4 and 20 at 1 ; 8) acquiring English completed a standard picture book task and the same task was administered on a touch-sensitive screen. The computerized task significantly improved task attention, compliance and performance. Reliability was high, indicating that infants were not responding randomly. Convergent validity with parent report and 4-month stability was substantial. Preliminary data extending this approach to Mexican-Spanish are presented. Results are discussed in terms of the promise of this technique for clinical and research settings and the potential influences of cultural factors on performance.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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