Portland State University. Department of Speech Communication
Date of Publication
Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech and Hearing Sciences
Clinical Evaluation of Language Functions Elementary Screening Test, Language disorders in children -- Diagnosis
1 online resource (56 p.)
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?
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Caldwell, Tamara Lynn, "A retrospective study of the Clinical evaluation of language functions elementary screening test (CELF-S)" (1991). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 4169.