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The Swedish Communicative Development Inventory III: Parent reports on language in preschool children
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
2016 (English)In: International Journal of Behavioral Development, ISSN 0165-0254, E-ISSN 1464-0651Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

A revised form of MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventory III (SCDI-III) was presented designed for Swedish speakingchildren aged 2 years 6 months–4 years 0 months with the objective to give a proxy measure of their language competence. The instrumentcontains a vocabulary checklist with 100 words, mainly predicates, from four areas; Food words, Body words, Mental words and Emotionwords. Two sections assess the child’s grammar skills and a final section appraises the child’s metalinguistic awareness. Assessments from1,134 parents are reported. Scales with adequate psychometric properties were formed for each section. Monthly median values andspread of score distributions are presented for each scale. Girls scored higher than boys on all scales. The revision, sampling procedures,demographic variables and issues of reliability and validity, are discussed. The general structure of the instrument can well be integrated insimilar instruments designed for other languages and cultures.

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Sage Publications, 2016.
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assessment, child language, language development, parental reports
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-21427DOI: 10.1177/0165025416644078OAI: diva2:921788

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