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Language Evaluation
 
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Reports   |   February 01, 1981
Language Evaluation
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, February 1981, Vol. 46, 66-68. doi:10.1044/jshd.4601.66
History: Received June 18, 1979 , Accepted March 11, 1980
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, February 1981, Vol. 46, 66-68. doi:10.1044/jshd.4601.66
History: Received June 18, 1979; Accepted March 11, 1980

This study was designed to determine the degree of agreement between standardized tests of language development and clinical judgment. The Test of Auditory Comprehension of Language (TALC), the Carrow Elicited Language Inventory (CELI), and the Sequenced Inventory of Communication Development (SICD) were used. Three-year-old white preschool children were tested individually by experienced speech-language pathologists in day-care centers. Each examiner also made a clinical judgment of normal or impaired language behavior, based on observations during the testing. The results indicated that the CELI agreed the most with the clinical judgment of the examiners, followed by the SICD and TACL. The clinical significance of these results is discussed.

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