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TitleEvaluating an expressive language screening tool for five-year-old Cantonese-speaking children
 
AuthorsLam, Yin-ling
林彥玲
 
Issue Date2010
 
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
 
AbstractThis study examined the screening accuracy of the Cantonese Early Identification Test for Pre-primary Children (CEIT) in identifying Cantonese-speaking preschool children with language impairment (LI). Nineteen children, aged between 5;01 and 5;06, from 2 kindergarten-cum-nurseries and an Early Education Training Centre, were administered the CEIT and the HKCOLAS’s Cantonese Grammar subtest. The CEIT was found to have high sensitivity (100%), fair specificity (77%), and modest LR+ (4.35) and LR- (0.23) values if the “gold” standard for the child’s language status was determined by the Cantonese Grammar subtest score. This finding provides further evidence that the CEIT is a potentially useful language screening tool for preschool children in Hong Kong. Further research should examine its screening accuracy with a larger and broader age group of children, and with the use of current performance in objective measures as the “gold” standard of language status.
 
Description"A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Bachelor of Science (Speech and Hearing Sciences), The University of Hong Kong, June 30, 2010."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 27-30).
Thesis (B.Sc)--University of Hong Kong, 2010.
 
DegreeBachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences
 
SubjectCantonese dialects -- Ability testing.
Preschool children -- Language.
 
Dept/ProgramSpeech and Hearing Sciences
 
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dc.contributor.authorLam, Yin-ling
 
dc.contributor.author林彥玲
 
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-01T01:14:05Z
 
dc.date.available2012-11-01T01:14:05Z
 
dc.date.issued2010
 
dc.description.abstractThis study examined the screening accuracy of the Cantonese Early Identification Test for Pre-primary Children (CEIT) in identifying Cantonese-speaking preschool children with language impairment (LI). Nineteen children, aged between 5;01 and 5;06, from 2 kindergarten-cum-nurseries and an Early Education Training Centre, were administered the CEIT and the HKCOLAS’s Cantonese Grammar subtest. The CEIT was found to have high sensitivity (100%), fair specificity (77%), and modest LR+ (4.35) and LR- (0.23) values if the “gold” standard for the child’s language status was determined by the Cantonese Grammar subtest score. This finding provides further evidence that the CEIT is a potentially useful language screening tool for preschool children in Hong Kong. Further research should examine its screening accuracy with a larger and broader age group of children, and with the use of current performance in objective measures as the “gold” standard of language status.
 
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version
 
dc.description"A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Bachelor of Science (Speech and Hearing Sciences), The University of Hong Kong, June 30, 2010."
 
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 27-30).
 
dc.descriptionThesis (B.Sc)--University of Hong Kong, 2010.
 
dc.description.thesisdisciplineSpeech and Hearing Sciences
 
dc.description.thesislevelBachelor's
 
dc.description.thesisnameBachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences
 
dc.identifier.hkulb4813064
 
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/173711
 
dc.languageeng
 
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
 
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License
 
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.
 
dc.subject.lcshCantonese dialects -- Ability testing.
 
dc.subject.lcshPreschool children -- Language.
 
dc.titleEvaluating an expressive language screening tool for five-year-old Cantonese-speaking children
 
dc.typeUG_Thesis
 
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