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Evaluating the use of An Object and Action Naming Battery for Spanish/English bilingual adults: An item and participant analysis

Edmonds, Lisa and Garvan, Cynthia and Miller, David
Evaluating the use of An Object and Action Naming Battery for Spanish/English bilingual adults: An item and participant analysis. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010) / : (2010).

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Abstract

The current lack of assessment materials for Spanish/English adults with bilingual aphasia often leads clinicians and researchers to use culturally and psychometrically inappropriate materials. In this study, ninety Spanish/English bilingual adults with varying proficiencies were administered An Object and Action Naming Battery. Item analyses using classical item analysis and item response theory revealed a large number of nouns and verbs able to discriminate proficiency levels in English and Spanish. A regression analysis revealed an emerging model of participant factors that predict naming performance, with Spanish yielding a higher correlation coefficient with more predictive factors than English.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2122
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.