Evaluating the clinical utility of the Profile of Oral Narrative Ablility in 4-year-old children

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Title Evaluating the clinical utility of the Profile of Oral Narrative Ablility in 4-year-old children
Author Westerveld, Marleen; Gillon, Gail T.; Boyd, Lynda
Journal Name International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology
Year Published 2012
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Abstract This study investigated if the story retelling and comprehension task Ana Gets Lost , that is frequently used with school-aged children, has clinical utility with a preschool population. The study also assessed the task ’ s concurrent and predictive validity with norm-referenced tests of language performance. A total of 92 typically-developing 4-year-old children participated. After 12 months, 57 children were available for a follow-up session. At each session, children listened twice to the story while looking at the pictures and then retold the story without the use of pictures. After the fi rst exposure the children were asked comprehension questions to assess their oral narrative comprehension. Children ’ s performance was analysed on measures of comprehension, narrative quality, semantics, morphosyntax, and verbal productivity to provide a Profi le of Oral Narrative Ability (PONA). Results showed normal distribution of some of the measures and acceptable concurrent and predictive correlations with two norm-referenced measures of language ability. Although the results indicate the potential usefulness of this tool with preschool children, further research should investigate its potential as a screening measure of oral narrative performance.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/17549507.2011.632025
Copyright Statement Copyright 2012 Informa Healthcare. This is an electronic version of an article published in International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, April 2012, Vol. 14, No. 2 , Pages 130-140. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology is available online at: http://informahealthcare.com with the open URL of your article.
Volume 14
Issue Number 2
Page from 130
Page to 140
ISSN 1754-9507
Date Accessioned 2012-08-14
Language en_US
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject Education Assessment and Evaluation; Linguistic Structures (incl Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics)
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/47018
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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