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Protocol - Grammatical Impairments - Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals

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Description:

The Recalling Sentences subtest of the Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals®, Fourth Edition (CELF® - 4) is an interviewer-administered test that determines if a student has a language disorder or delayed language development. It asks a student to imitate sentences presented by the examiner. As the test progresses, the sentences become longer and more complex. Respondents are scored for the number of errors made in each sentence. The Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals®, Fourth Edition (CELF® - 4) can be scored using the CELF®-4 Scoring Assistant (purchased separately).

Protocol:

Summary of the Recalling Sentences subtest of the Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals® - Fourth Edition (CELF® - 4)

The Recalling Sentences subtest of the Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals®, Fourth Edition (CELF® - 4) requires the respondent to imitate sentences presented by the examiner. As the test progresses, the sentences become longer and more complex.

Scoring Instructions

Respondents are scored for the number of errors made in each sentence. The Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals®, Fourth Edition (CELF® - 4) can be scored using the CELF®-4 Scoring Assistant (purchased separately).

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Protocol Name from Source:

This section will be completed when reviewed by an Expert Review Panel.

Availability:

Proprietary

Personnel and Training Required
The Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals®, Fourth Edition can be administered by trained research assistants. Examiners should have formal training in the ethical administration, scoring, and interpretation of clinical assessments. Additionally, investigators are encouraged to have quality control procedures in place to maintain consistency across examiners.
Equipment Needs
The interviewer will need the test kit, which includes the Examiner's Manual, set of 2 Stimulus Books, Record Forms 1 and 2, and ORS Forms. Additionally, the interviewer will need the CELF®-4 Scoring Assistant®.
Requirements
Requirement CategoryRequired
Major equipment No
Specialized training No
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection No
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual No
Mode of Administration

Interviewer-administered questionnaire

Life Stage:

Child, Adolescent, Adult

Participants:

Children, adolescents and adults, ages 5-21 years.

Specific Instructions:
The Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals® is a proprietary instrument. Each Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals® subtest is a part of a complete assessment and is not sold separately. To administer/use a subtest requires a licensing agreement from Pearson. Researchers should complete and return an application to pas.licensing@pearson.com. In order for this assessment to be considered valid, the investigator should make sure that the respondent speaks English as a first language. For genetic studies children should be assessed for hearing or nonverbal cognitive impairment as related factors. Although the Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals® is validated for children, adolescents and adults, ages 5-21 years, the Speech and Hearing Working Group recommends that it be used only for adolescents and adults ages 15-21 years.
Selection Rationale

The Recalling Sentences subtest of the Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals®, Fourth Edition (CELF® - 4) was selected because it is validated, reliable, and contains updated norms to assist with scoring.

Language

English

Standards
StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE) Speech Child Grammatical Impairment Assessment Score 3144927 CDE Browser
Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) Grammat impair - eval lang proto 62986-5 LOINC
Process and Review

This section will be completed when reviewed by an Expert Review Panel.

Source

Eleanor Semel, Elisabeth H. Wiig, and Wayne A. Secord. Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals®, Fourth Edition (CELF® - 4). Pearson Assessments. 2003.

The Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals®, Fourth Edition (CELF® - 4) is is a proprietary instrument and can be obtained through:

Pearson
Attn: Customer Service
P.O. Box 599700
San Antonio, TX 78259
Telephone: 800.627.7271
Email: clinicalcustomersupport@pearson.com

General References

None

Protocol ID:

200501

Variables:
Export Variables
Variable NameVariable IDVariable DescriptionVersiondbGaP Mapping
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Research Domain Information
Measure Name:

Grammatical Impairments

Release Date:

October 8, 2010

Definition

This measure is a test that assesses the respondent's knowledge of grammar.

Purpose

This measure can be used to identify respondents with specific language impairment or other categories of language impairment. Language impairment refers to problems acquiring and using language, including the inability to use correct verb forms. Language impairment can appear with or without related impairments of hearing and/or nonverbal cognition.

Keywords

Specific language impairment, SLI, Language impairments, Question Grammaticality Test, Morphosyntactic impairment, Syntactic impairment, Syntax, Language, Finiteness marking, Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals, CELF, Rice-Wexler Test of Early Grammatical Impairment, TEGI, proprietary, Speech and Hearing