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Performance of African American preschool and kindergarten students on the expressive vocabulary test.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16646217     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To examine the validity of the Expressive Vocabulary Test (EVT; K. Williams, 1997) for assessing the expressive vocabulary skills of African American students. METHOD/RESULTS: One hundred sixty-five African American preschool and kindergarten students were administered the EVT. The mean EVT score for these African American students was 96.44 (SD = 11.42), which is not appreciably lower than the standardized mean of 100 (SD=15). CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: Scores were normally distributed, indicating that the EVT is culturally fair and appropriate for use with some African American preschool and kindergarten children as part of an early screening battery. The importance of culturally fair vocabulary measures is discussed relative to this population.
Shurita Thomas-Tate; Julie Washington; Holly Craig; Mary Packard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Language, speech, and hearing services in schools     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0161-1461     ISO Abbreviation:  Lang Speech Hear Serv Sch     Publication Date:  2006 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-05-01     Completed Date:  2006-08-28     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0323431     Medline TA:  Lang Speech Hear Serv Sch     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  143-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Florida State University, Department of Communication Disorders, FL 32306, USA.
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MeSH Terms
African Americans*
Child Language*
Child, Preschool
Language Tests
Grant Support
1 R01 DC 04273-04/DC/NIDCD NIH HHS

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