Internal Consistency of the Northwestern Syntax Screening Test This study was designed to evaluate the usefulness of the 40 receptive and 40 expressive items of the Northwestern Syntax Screening Test. Twenty preschoolers with normal language development, 20 preschoolers functioning within the range of normal intelligence diagnosed as language impaired, and 20 mentally retarded children comprised the three subject ... Articles
Articles  |   February 01, 1975
Internal Consistency of the Northwestern Syntax Screening Test
 
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Articles   |   February 01, 1975
Internal Consistency of the Northwestern Syntax Screening Test
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, February 1975, Vol. 40, 59-68. doi:10.1044/jshd.4001.59
History: Received June 11, 1974 , Accepted July 13, 1974
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, February 1975, Vol. 40, 59-68. doi:10.1044/jshd.4001.59
History: Received June 11, 1974; Accepted July 13, 1974

This study was designed to evaluate the usefulness of the 40 receptive and 40 expressive items of the Northwestern Syntax Screening Test. Twenty preschoolers with normal language development, 20 preschoolers functioning within the range of normal intelligence diagnosed as language impaired, and 20 mentally retarded children comprised the three subject groups. The subjects were equated for mental age. Stable Hoyt’s reliability coefficients indicated that the Northwestern Syntax Screening Test assessed consistently the syntax and morphology used by children with atypical language development. Detailed item analysis revealed the strengths and weaknesses of both receptive and expressive items.

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