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INDIRECT LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT TOOL FOR ENGLISH-SPEAKING CHEROKEE INDIAN CHILDREN
Edgarita E. Long and John M. Christensen
Journal of American Indian Education
Vol. 38, No. 1 (FALL 1998), pp. 1-14
Published by: University of Minnesota Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/24398336
Page Count: 14
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The literature indicates a need for culturally appropriate speech and language assessment instruments for American Indian/Alaska Native children. Cherokee Indian and Caucasian children whose ages ranged from 3 to 5 years were compared using a parental questionnaire to assess cognitive, linguistic, and socio-communicative skills. Results revealed that Cherokee scores were significantly lower. Differences were age group related with smaller differences for older children. Linguistic skills were most improved in older children. The developmental profile may be different for Cherokee Indian children than for Caucasian children; therefore, testing Cherokee Indian children at age 3 may be too soon to determine if there is or is not a language delay. These differences may reflect cultural differences in parenting rather than a language delay or disorder.
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