Northwestern Syntax Screening Test A Short Form Research Article
Research Article  |   May 01, 1980
Northwestern Syntax Screening Test
 
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Research Article   |   May 01, 1980
Northwestern Syntax Screening Test
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1980, Vol. 45, 200-208. doi:10.1044/jshd.4502.200
History: Received January 11, 1979 , Accepted July 31, 1979
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1980, Vol. 45, 200-208. doi:10.1044/jshd.4502.200
History: Received January 11, 1979; Accepted July 31, 1979

The NSST was administered to 900 children aged three years to seven years, 11 months. Using a step-wise multiple regression model, the test was shortened from 20 to 11 test items receptively and expressively, while accounting for 95% of total test score variance. This shortened form, taking approximately 10 minutes to administer, was normed in six-month intervals as opposed to the one-year intervals of the original NSST. A cross validation sample of 301 children was used to demonstrate that comparable clinical decisions are made employing either form.

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