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    A Review of Commercially Available Screening Tests Used to Identify Risk of Developmental Language Disorder (DLD)  
Xue Bao - MGH Institute of Health Professions
Tiffany Hogan - MGH Institute of Health Professions

SRCLD Year: 2020
Presentation Type: Poster Presentation
Poster Number: PS1F10
Presentation Time: Fri, Jun 7, 2019 from 8:30a-10:00a
Abstract View Full Summary
In this review, we provide descriptive information, technical standards, and usability features of commercially available screening tests used to identify risk of DLD. In addition, we rate the quality of each test and resources to help with clinical decision making. We conclude by noting missing components which call for future research. Specific criteria were set to determine the appropriate tests. Twenty aspects in descriptive information, technical standards, and usability features were summarized and compared. Most of the tests included in this review performed poorly in the quality rating, which included characteristics associated with quality screeners. Our specific concerns are in classification accuracy, dialect information, ethnicity considerations, outcome measures, and progress monitoring. Our findings highlight areas of weakness for commonly used language screeners and call for better screening tests for DLD, including more explicit information for clinicians in test manuals.

Co-Principal Investigator, National Institutes of Health R01 (R01 DC016895): Orthography and phonology in word learning as a predictor of dyslexia in children with language impairment, (Total award: $3,718,181), 2018-2023. Co-PI Julie Wolter, Co-Is: Suzanne Adlof, Jessie Ricketts, & Yaacov Petscher.
Supported in part by: NIDCD and NICHD, NIH, R13 DC001677, Susan Ellis Weismer, Principal Investigator
University of Wisconsin-Madison - Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders