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Avaliação Psicológica

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DE MACEDO, Elizeu Coutinho; FIRMO, Lyzandre dos Santos; DUDUCHI, Marcelo  and  CAPOVILLA, Fernando Cézar. Evaluating receptive language via Token Test: Computerized versus traditional versions. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2007, vol.6, n.1, pp. 61-68. ISSN 1677-0471.

Standardized tests permit early detection of language delay, and early intervention aimed at preventing school failure. The present study compared preschooler's performance under two Token Test versions (traditional versus computerized ones). It assessed the correlation between them and described the evolution of receptive vocabulary as function of age and preschool level. Ninety preschoolers from 4 to 6 years of age of a private São Paulo city school were subjected to the two test versions. Unifatorial ANOVAs revealed significant increase of test scores as a function of age for both versions. In addition, a significant positive correlation was found between scores from both versions. Such results suggests that the computerized Token Test may be valid for preschooler's receptive language assessment and early detection of learning problems related to poor receptive vocabulary.

Keywords : Language; Comprehension; Token Test; Neuropsychology.

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