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Protocol - Grammatical Impairments - Grammaticality Judgment Task

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Description:

The Rice Grammaticality Judgment Task - WH Questions is an examiner-administered 20-item grammar judgment task. The respondent listens to a series of prerecorded sentences (items) and indicates whether or not the sentence is grammatical.

Protocol:

Summary of the Rice Grammaticality Judgment Task – WH Questions

The respondent listens to a series of prerecorded sentences (items) and indicates whether or not the sentence is grammatical. The examiner listens as the items are played and records the participant's responses.

Scoring Instructions

A summative outcome score is generated to estimate the participant's accuracy on the task. Scores are provided that compares the participant's scores to data reported in Rice, et al (2009).

The Rice Grammaticality Judgment Task – WH Questions is available from Dr. Mabel Rice at the Center for Biobehavioral Neurosciences in Communications Disorders at the University of Kansas:

mabel@ku.edu

Protocol Name from Source:

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

Availability:

Publicly available

Personnel and Training Required
The Rice Grammaticality Judgment Task - WH Questions 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
A computer with audio speakers will be needed to play the prerecorded test.
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

Computer-presented audio listening task with button press responses

Life Stage:

Child, Adolescent

Participants:

Children and adolescents, ages 8-15 years

Specific Instructions:
In order for this assessment to be considered valid, the investigator should make sure that the respondent speaks English as a first language. For genetics studies children should be assessed for hearing or nonverbal cognitive impairment as related factors. The Grammaticality Judgment Task must be administered by audio (the participant cannot read the items) to be considered valid.
Selection Rationale

The The Rice Grammaticality Judgment Task - WH Questions was selected because it is a validated, free, widely used instrument that is easy to administer and score.

Language

English

Standards
StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE) Speech Child And Adolescent Grammatical Impairment Assessment Score 3162087 CDE Browser
Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) Grammat impair judgment proto 62988-1 LOINC
Process and Review

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

Source

Rice, M. L., Hoffman, L., & Wexler, K. (2009). Judgments of omitted BE and DO in questions as extended finiteness clinical markers of specific language impairment (SLI) to 15 years: A study of growth and asymptote. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 52, 1417–1433.

The Rice Grammaticality Judgment Task – WH Questions is available from Dr. Mabel Rice at the Center for Biobehavioral Neurosciences in Communications Disorders at the University of Kansas:

mabel@ku.edu

General References

None

Protocol ID:

200503

Variables:
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Variable NameVariable IDVariable DescriptionVersiondbGaP Mapping
PX200503000000 Protocol 200503 - proprietary. Check DCW for contact. 4 N/A
Research Domain Information
Measure Name:

Grammatical Impairments

Release Date:

December 13, 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