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A Swedish non-word repetition test for preschool children

Radeborg, Karl LU ; Barthelom, E ; Sjoberg, M and Sahlén, Birgitta LU (2006) In Scandinavian Journal of Psychology 47(3). p.187-192
Abstract
A Swedish non-word repetition test for preschool children was constructed with the aim of measuring short-term phonological memory, which has been shown to correlate with language development and language proficiency. Normative data based on results for 200 children four to six years of age are presented. An item analysis of the original 30-item test resulted in a shortened 24 non-word version found suitable for four- to six-year old children. Results for this shortened version, which had a Cronbach's alpha of 0.73, showed longer non-words to be more difficult to repeat than shorter ones, and significant effects of age and compatibility of the tester's and the child's accent, but not of gender. The results are discussed within the... (More)
A Swedish non-word repetition test for preschool children was constructed with the aim of measuring short-term phonological memory, which has been shown to correlate with language development and language proficiency. Normative data based on results for 200 children four to six years of age are presented. An item analysis of the original 30-item test resulted in a shortened 24 non-word version found suitable for four- to six-year old children. Results for this shortened version, which had a Cronbach's alpha of 0.73, showed longer non-words to be more difficult to repeat than shorter ones, and significant effects of age and compatibility of the tester's and the child's accent, but not of gender. The results are discussed within the framework of Baddeley's working memory model. (Less)
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non-word repetition test, phonological short-term memory
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Scandinavian Journal of Psychology
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47
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3
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187 - 192
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Wiley-Blackwell
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1467-9450
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10.1111/j.1467-9450.2006.00506.x
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English
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