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Eadie, Patricia; Nguyen, Cattram; Carlin, John; Bavin, Edith; Bretherton, Lesley; Reilly, Sheena – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2014
Background: Language impairment (LI) in the preschool years is known to vary over time. Stability in the diagnosis of LI may be influenced by children's individual variability, the measurement error of commonly used assessment instruments and the cut-points used to define impairment. Aims: To investigate the agreement between two different…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Measures (Individuals), Error of Measurement, Differences
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Hasson, Natalie; Dodd, Barbara; Botting, Nicola – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2012
Background: Sentence construction and syntactic organization are known to be poor in children with specific language impairments (SLI), but little is known about the way in which children with SLI approach language tasks, and static standardized tests contribute little to the differentiation of skills within the population of children with…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Sentence Structure, Syntax, Language Processing