A Computerized Screening Instrument of Language Learnability

Ellen L. Jacobs, Kathy L. Coufal

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The demand for efficient, psychometrically sound, culturally and linguistically neutral tools for predicting which children are at risk for language learning disorders has increased over the last decade. Traditional screening instruments have had questionable validity for diverse populations, and culturally and linguistically sensitive, nontraditional assessment procedures typically have not been considered efficient for screening purposes. This article presents further analyses of a pilot study that examined the effectiveness of a computerized language screening instrument for multicultural children. Results suggest that because of its computerization and language learnability features, this innovative instrument may be an effective alternative to currently available screening procedures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-75
Number of pages9
JournalCommunication Disorders Quarterly
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Linguistics and Language
  • Speech and Hearing


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