Establishing Norm Reference for SLI Children in Mainland China (75868)

Session Information: Education & Inclusive Development
Session Chair: Cheng Hsu

Saturday, 25 November 2023 16:35
Session: Session 4
Room: Room D (Live Stream)
Presentation Type: Live-Stream Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

This study aims to establish a norm reference of children's language development level. As many psychological-medical assessing tools are available for testing children's language development or impairment, treatments from medical institutions and professions are often involved. However, a testing instrument designed for early detection of SLI children for in-service teachers is needed. The Assessment of Language Impairments in School-age Children Scale developed by the National Taiwan Normal University was used in this study to establish a norm reference for children of school age in northern Jiangsu Province in Mainland China. Modification and justifications of items were made for better cultural-historical adaption of being used. All 113 participants were from an elementary school in Xuzhou City of Jiangsu Province. The results of each school age were calculated and compared with a norm reference established in Taiwan. The results showed that although the means don't have much difference, the cut-off scores of M-1.5 SD showed significant differences. The results also showed 6 out of 114 were diagnosed against the new norm reference, while five were diagnosed against NTNU's norm reference in Taiwan. However, the one who wasn't diagnosed against NTNU's norm reference in Taiwan scored 60, which was very close to the cut-off of 59.77. Thus, the diagnostic odds ratio in our study was between 4.42%-5.30%, which falls into the generally understood range of 5%-7%. Further study is needed for more participants from different regions for all school ages.

Cheng Hsu, Jiangsu Normal University, China
Li Jing, Jiangsu Normal University, China

About the Presenter(s)
Dr Cheng Hsu is a University Assistant Professor/Lecturer at Jiangsu Normal University in China

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Posted by Clive Staples Lewis

Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00