Reference : The sentence repetition task: A powerful diagnostic tool for French children with spe...
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Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Theoretical & cognitive psychology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/171910
The sentence repetition task: A powerful diagnostic tool for French children with specific language impairment
English
[fr] La répétition de phrases : Un outil diagnostique puissant pour les enfants dysphasiques francophones
Leclercq, Anne-Lise mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de Psychologie : cognition et comportement > Logopédie clinique >]
Quémart, Pauline [Universite de Poitiers France > > > >]
Magis, David mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département Education et formation > Département Education et formation >]
Maillart, Christelle mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de Psychologie : cognition et comportement > Logopédie clinique >]
Dec-2014
Research in Developmental Disabilities
Elsevier Science
35
3423-3430
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0891-4222
1873-3379
[en] specific language impairment ; sentence repetition ; sensibility ; specificity ; construct validity ; diagnosis
[en] This study assesses the diagnostic accuracy and construct validity of a sentence repetition task that is commonly used for the identification of French children with specific language impairment (SLI). Thirty-four school-aged children with a confirmed, diagnostically based diagnosis of SLI, and 34 control children matched on age and nonverbal abilities performed the sentence repetition task. Two general scoring measures took into account the verbatim repetition of the sentence and the number of words accurately repeated. Moreover, five other scoring measures were applied to their answers in order to separately take into account their respect of lexical items, functional items, syntax, verb morphology, and the general meaning of the sentence. Results show good to high levels of sensitivity and specificity at the three cut-off points for all scoring measures. A principal component analysis revealed two factors. Scoring measures for the respect of functional words, syntax and verb morphology provided the largest loadings to the first factor, while scoring measures for the respect of lexical words and general semantics provided the largest loadings to the second factor. Sentence repetition appears to be a valuable tool to identify SLI in French children, and the ability to repeat sentences correctly is supported by two factors: a morphosyntactic factor and a lexical factor.
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/171910
10.1016/j.ridd.2014.08.026

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