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Transcultural adaptation of the Preschool Language Assessment Instrument (PLAI-2) in Brazilian Portuguese speakers with language's typical development

Grant number: 12/19808-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2013
Effective date (End): February 28, 2014
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Speech Therapy
Principal Investigator:Célia Maria Giacheti
Grantee:Tâmara de Andrade Lindau
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia e Ciências (FFC). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Marília. Marília , SP, Brazil


The use of formal instruments for language and its components´ evaluation - either for clinical or researches - is still underprivileged in Brazil as a reflex of the restricted commercial availability of the instruments adapted and/or constructed to our linguistic cultural, specially, towards pre-school aged children. Therefore, the object of this research is to accomplish the translation and adaptation of the Preschool Language Assessment Instrument, PLAI - 2 second version to Brazilian´s Portuguese. This instrument is used and internationally recognized by speech therapists and professionals who work in the human communication area - and its disturbs - which allows to evaluate important aspects related to the communicative exchange of children aging between three and five years old. The PLAI - 2 is composed by 70 stimulations, equally divided in receptive and expressive language items and foresees two analyses conducts: formal and informal. The formal analyses gives a global and partial estimative based on a patterned score and the informal analyses gives the information related how well the answers and observed behaviors during the evaluation can be adequate. The test will be applied in 354 children with typical language development, from both genders, and chronological ages from three to five years old, which will be divided in three groups, according to the age foreseen on the original version: three, four and five years old. Each group will be formed by 118 children, equally distributed by their gender. The data will be analyzed by descriptive statistics and parametric and non-parametric tests using the R software. (AU)

Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
LINDAU, TAMARA ANDRADE; ROSSI, NATALIA FREITAS; GIACHETI, CELIA MARIA. Preschoolers' Performance on the Brazilian Adaptation of the Preschool Language Assessment Instrument - Second Edition. FOLIA PHONIATRICA ET LOGOPAEDICA, v. 68, n. 2, p. 73-79, 2016. Web of Science Citations: 0.
TÂMARA ANDRADE LINDAU; FERNANDO DEL MANDO LUCCHESI; NATALIA FREITAS ROSSI; CÉLIA MARIA GIACHETI. Instrumentos sistemáticos e formais de avaliação da linguagem de pré-escolares no brasil: uma revisão de literatura. Revista CEFAC, v. 17, n. 2, p. -, Abr. 2015.
Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
LINDAU, Tâmara de Andrade. Adaptação transcultural do Preschool Language Assessment Instrument (PLAI-2) em falantes do português brasileiro com desenvolvimento típico de linguagem. 2014. 127 f. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual Paulista “Júlio de Mesquita Filho” Faculdade de Filosofia e Ciências de Marília.

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