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Sentence repetition test for measurement of grammatical development in Farsi speaking children
Fatemeh Hasanati1, Zahra Agharasouli 1, Behrouz Mahmoudi Bakhtiyari2, Mohammad Kamali3
1- Department of Speechtherapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
2- Department of Dramatic Literature, Faculty of Art, University of Tehran, Iran
3- Department of Rehabilitaion Management, Faculty of Rehabilitation, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
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Background and Aim: valid identification, prevention, and treatment of language disorders are a high priority for the speech and language professionals. One method for studying language development is sentence repetition that is faster to implement and analysis than other procedures. The aim of this project was constructing sentence repetition test as a quick measure of grammatical potency in 2.5 to 4 year old children.
Methods: Sentences appropriate for 2.5 to 4 year old children were selected during several stages by speech and language pathologist and linguists. The validity of sentences was assessed by professional masters in this theme. Subsequently, 41 sentences including those with 80% high validity were selected as the test sentences. Appropriate pictures were also provided with sentences. The test was administrated to 72 children in 3 groups (2.5-3, 3-3.5, and 3.5-4 year olds, gender matched). The reliability was administered with a test-retest design across a 2 weeks interval.
Results: Content validity Index for this test was 80%. "Test-retest reliability" was used for reliability of this test. The Interclass correlation coefficient for this test was 0.95 and standard error measurement was 7.45. The average of scores for sentence repetition, between groups was significant (p<0.001, p<0.001, p= 0.014).
Conclusion: This sentence repetition test has the appropriate validity and reliability as well as the capability of proper and quick assessment (screening) of grammatical development in 2.5 to 4 year old Persian speaking children.

Keywords: Sentence repetition test, grammar of language, children, Persian language
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Received: 2010/08/29 | Accepted: 2010/11/22 | Published: 2013/10/14
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