A Comparison of Selected Measures with Psychological Scale Values of Language Development Four linear multiple—regression analyses were used to determine the best composite for predicting scale values of language development derived from children of four different age categories. For the youngest age group (mean age of four years, seven months), a new measure of language development was evaluated. The results showed that ... Research Article
Research Article  |   December 01, 1967
A Comparison of Selected Measures with Psychological Scale Values of Language Development
 
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  • Thomas H. Shriner
    University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois
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Research Article   |   December 01, 1967
A Comparison of Selected Measures with Psychological Scale Values of Language Development
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1967, Vol. 10, 828-835. doi:10.1044/jshr.1004.828
History: Received April 1, 1967
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1967, Vol. 10, 828-835. doi:10.1044/jshr.1004.828
History: Received April 1, 1967

Four linear multiple—regression analyses were used to determine the best composite for predicting scale values of language development derived from children of four different age categories. For the youngest age group (mean age of four years, seven months), a new measure of language development was evaluated. The results showed that the relationship among the predictor variables change as a function of age. Little systematic relationship was observed between the criterion, scale values of language development, and the predictor variables for children above the age of approximately five years. For children who were younger than five years, the best single predictor was the new measure, a modified length-complexity measure. Until there is further improvement of the length-complexity measure, however, mean length of response is a satisfactory predictor of language for children who are approximately five years of age and younger.

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