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ERIC Number: EJ943586
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-1525-7401
Adapted Assessment of Phonological Sensitivity Skills: A Preliminary Investigation
Pufpaff, Lisa A.
Communication Disorders Quarterly, v33 n1 p13-22 Nov 2011
Children with little or no functional speech are at risk for literacy acquisition. Assessment of early literacy skills is particularly challenging among this population due to the need for children to provide a spoken response to tasks. This study explored the effects of adapted response modes on measures of phonological sensitivity. Assessment tasks were administered in three response conditions to 12 typically developing kindergarten students with 4 participants in each response condition. Identical tasks were administered in the speech response condition, speech response condition combined with picture response arrays, and nonspeech response condition whereby participants pointed to answers on picture response arrays. Results revealed no statistically significant differences in scores across the three response conditions for 11 of 12 tasks, suggesting that nonspeech assessment of phonological sensitivity should continue to be explored as a feasible option for use among individuals with little or no functional speech. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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