Reliability of Hearing-Impaired Children’s Responses to Oral and Total Presentations of the Test of Auditory Comprehension of Language The Test of Auditory Comprehension of Language (TACL) (Carrow, 1973) was administered on two occasions to two groups of hearing-impaired children. The test was administered in the usual manner (face-to-face, spoken) to children who were being educated by oral methods. The test was also simultaneously spoken and signed to children ... Articles
Articles  |   November 01, 1977
Reliability of Hearing-Impaired Children’s Responses to Oral and Total Presentations of the Test of Auditory Comprehension of Language
 
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Articles   |   November 01, 1977
Reliability of Hearing-Impaired Children’s Responses to Oral and Total Presentations of the Test of Auditory Comprehension of Language
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, November 1977, Vol. 42, 520-527. doi:10.1044/jshd.4204.520
History: Received July 16, 1976 , Accepted April 12, 1977
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, November 1977, Vol. 42, 520-527. doi:10.1044/jshd.4204.520
History: Received July 16, 1976; Accepted April 12, 1977

The Test of Auditory Comprehension of Language (TACL) (Carrow, 1973) was administered on two occasions to two groups of hearing-impaired children. The test was administered in the usual manner (face-to-face, spoken) to children who were being educated by oral methods. The test was also simultaneously spoken and signed to children who were being educated by total-communication methods. Reliability of responses was high for both groups (r = 0.96 for oral-aural and 0.90 for total-communication children) and error patterns were similar. The TACL appears to be an appropriate and reliable instrument for use with hearing-impaired children.

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