A Standardized Method for Obtaining a Spoken Language Sample The stimulus picture from the Picture Story Language Test was used to elicit a spoken language sample from 40 subjects ranging in age from three to seventeen years. Our results showed the stimulus picture to be useful for the standardized elicitation of a spoken language sample which seems to be ... Research Article
Research Article  |   March 01, 1969
A Standardized Method for Obtaining a Spoken Language Sample
 
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  • Margo E. Wilson
    University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska
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Research Article   |   March 01, 1969
A Standardized Method for Obtaining a Spoken Language Sample
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1969, Vol. 12, 95-102. doi:10.1044/jshr.1201.95
History: Received April 10, 1968
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1969, Vol. 12, 95-102. doi:10.1044/jshr.1201.95
History: Received April 10, 1968

The stimulus picture from the Picture Story Language Test was used to elicit a spoken language sample from 40 subjects ranging in age from three to seventeen years. Our results showed the stimulus picture to be useful for the standardized elicitation of a spoken language sample which seems to be representative of the subject’s language maturity. The method was found to have temporal reliability with the exception of the Words Per Sentence measure. The method required a minimum amount of time and equipment. The scoring procedures, with the exception of the Syntax Quotient, were found to be highly reliable with regard to interscorer and intrascorer agreement. All the language measures used in this study correlated satisfactorily with judged language maturity.

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