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Preschoolers' Performance on the Brazilian Adaptation of the Preschool Language Assessment Instrument - Second Edition

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Lindau, Tamara Andrade ; Rossi, Natalia Freitas ; Giacheti, Celia Maria
Total Authors: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: FOLIA PHONIATRICA ET LOGOPAEDICA; v. 68, n. 2, p. 73-79, 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Purpose: The objective was to test whether the Brazilian version of the Preschool Language Assessment Instrument Second Edition (PLAI-2) has the potential to assess and identify differences in typical language development of Portuguese-speaking preschoolers. Methods: The study included 354 children of both genders with typical language development who were between the ages of 3 years and 5 years 11 months. The version of the PLAI-2 previously translated into Brazilian Portuguese was used to assess the communication skills of these preschool-age children. Results: Statistically significant differences were found between the age groups, and the raw score tended to increase as a function of age. With nonstandardized assessments, the performances of the younger groups revealed behavioral profiles (e.g., nonresponsive, impulsive behavior) that directly influenced the evaluation. Conclusions: The findings of this study show that the PLAI-2 is effective in identifying differences in language development among Brazilian children of preschool age. Future research should include studies validating and standardizing these findings. (C) 2016 S. Karger AG, Basel (AU)

FAPESP's process: 08/57705-8 - Institute for the Study of Behavior, Cognition and Teaching
Grantee:Deisy das Graças de Souza
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 12/19808-5 - Transcultural adaptation of the Preschool Language Assessment Instrument (PLAI-2) in Brazilian Portuguese speakers with language's typical development
Grantee:Tâmara de Andrade Lindau
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master