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    Assessing pragmatic language in 18-to 47-months-old Norwegian children: the Norwegian adaptation of the Language Use Inventory  
Wenche A H Helland - a)Helse Fonna HF b) University of Bergen, Norway
Lillian H Møllerhaug - Helse Fonna HF, Norway

SRCLD Year: 2020
Presentation Type: Poster Presentation
Poster Number: PS1F26
Presentation Time: Fri, Jun 7, 2019 from 8:30a-10:00a
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Rationale: No instrument for assessing pragmatic language skills in children younger than four years is available in Norwegian and little is known about pragmatic language development in children this young. This pilot study reports on the Norwegian adaptation of the Language Use Inventory (LUI; O’Neill, 2009) and investigates pragmatic language development and possible gender differences.
Methods: Parents of children in the age range 18-47 months from a major city and two rural municipalities in Western Norway were invited to complete the LUI, and a total of 139 children were included in the study.
Results: The alpha value for the LUI total score was .99. and the correlation between test and re-test score was highly significant with Pearson r of .99. Rapid and steady growth in pragmatic competence with age was found and gender based differences were rare.
The results support the psychometric qualities of the Norwegian adaptation of the LUI confirming its potential to serve as a screening tool for assessing pragmatic language skills.
Funding sources: Helse Fonna HF and the Norwegian Research Network on ADHD.
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