Portland State University. Department of Speech Communication
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech and Hearing Sciences
1 online resource (56 p.)
Clinical Evaluation of Language Functions Elementary Screening Test, Language disorders in children -- Diagnosis
One of the more widely-used methods for pinpointing children in need of more in-depth language evaluation is screening. One language screening instrument designed to accomplish this in an effective and efficient way was the Clinical Evaluation of Language Functions Elementary Screening Test (CELF-S) (Semel & Wiig, 1980).
The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of the CELF-S in identifying those children in a second grade setting, who were in need of more thorough evaluation. This study sought to answer the following questions: 1) What is the percentage of false negatives produced by the CELF-S?, and 2) What is the percentage of false positives produced by the CELF-S?
Caldwell, Tamara Lynn, "A retrospective study of the Clinical evaluation of language functions elementary screening test (CELF-S)" (1991). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 4169.