AFASIC Language Checklist
: versão pré-escolar : conclusão da validação para a população portuguesa

  • Elisabete da Silva Ferreira (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis

Abstract

The present study intends to complete the Portuguese adaptation of a scale screening, the AFASIC Language Checklist (pre-school), designed for screening impairments in language and speech of children between 4 and 5 years. Thirty four kindergarten teachers and 170 children have participated in this adaptation, 5 children per teacher, from the North, Centre and South of Portugal. About half of the data were collected by Brito (2010) and the remaining collected during the present work. The scale showed good internal consistency (Cronbach's α = 0.80) and significant correlations between the various sections that comprise it. Convergent analysis was made with a formal language development test that showed also good measurement qualities. The scale proved to be discriminatory for age and there were no gender or socio-professional origin differences. The results indicate that the Portuguese version of this scale is indeed a valid and reliable screening method of language development in preschoolers to be used by teachers
Date of Award2014
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorMaria Emília Santos (Supervisor)

Keywords

  • Speech and language development
  • Preschool age
  • Preschool teachers
  • Screening

Designation

  • Mestrado em Linguística Clínica

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