Adaptação do Inventário Parental "Language Use Inventory (LUI)" para crianças entre 18 e 47 meses para o Português Europeu: Estudo Piloto

Adaptation of the Parent Report Language Use Inventory for 18- to 47-months-old children to European Portuguese: a pilot Study

Cristiana da Silva Guimarães Anabela Cruz-Santos Leandro Almeida Sobre os autores

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OBJETIVO: A aquisição e o desenvolvimento da linguagem resultam da interação da criança com o meio ambiente. As interações sociais cotidianas com as pessoas e a comunicação com outros permitem que a criança adquira linguagem, sendo a pragmática o sistema de regras que suporta o uso comunicativo da linguagem. A identificação e a avaliação de crianças em risco de desenvolverem transtornos de linguagem são cruciais, tendo em vista a intervenção precoce eficaz. Tendo em vista a relevância da pragmática como componente da linguagem e a escassez, em Portugal, de instrumentos de avaliação da linguagem validados para idades precoces, a finalidade deste estudo consistiu na tradução, adaptação e validação do instrumento Language Use Inventory (LUI), para o português europeu. O LUI é um inventário parental que avalia o desenvolvimento da pragmática entre os 18 e os 47 meses. MÉTODOS: Foram adotados todos os procedimentos recomendados pelas diretrizes internacionais sobre a adaptação de testes, culminando em estudo piloto com uma amostra de 120 inventários, respondidos pelos pais/cuidadores de crianças portuguesas da referida faixa etária. RESULTADOS: Os coeficientes de consistência interna (Alfa de Cronbach) para a versão portuguesa do LUI situaram-se em 0,97 para a escala total e entre 0,71 e 0,96 para as subescalas. CONCLUSÃO: Os resultados preliminares da adaptação do LUI-Pt para crianças portuguesas sugerem a validade interna dessa escala.

Avaliação; Testes de Linguagem; Linguagem Infantil; Comunicação; Intervenção precoce


PURPOSE: Language acquisition and development takes in account the child's interaction with the surrounding environment. Daily social interactions with people and communication with others allow the child to acquire language being pragmatics considered a system of rules that support the communicative use of language. Identification and assessment of children at risk for language disorders are crucial in order to carry out an effective early intervention. This study was carried out taking into account first, the relevance of pragmatics as a component of language, and second the lack of assessment tools in Portugal to assess these abilities. Therefore, the aim of this study consists on the translation, adaptation and validation of the inventory "Language Use Inventory" (LUI), to European Portuguese. The LUI is a standardized parent report measure designed to assess pragmatic language development in children within 18- to 47-month-old. METHODS: All procedures recommended by test adaptation guidelines were adopted in this study. A pilot study was carried out with a sample of 120 inventories, answered by the parents/caregivers of the Portuguese children in the target age groups. RESULTS: Cronbach's alpha, which is a numerical coefficient of reliability obtained for the scale strongly confirm a very good internal consistency for the LUI-Pt with 0.97 for the total scale, and coefficients between 0, 71 - 0, 96 for the subscales. CONCLUSION: Preliminary results indicate the internal validity of the LUI-Pt for Portuguese children confirming its clinical usefulness as an assessment tool.

Evaluation; Language Tests; Child Language; Communication; Early Intervention


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Datas de Publicação

  • Publicação nesta coleção
    24 Jan 2014
  • Data do Fascículo
    Dez 2013

Histórico

  • Recebido
    20 Maio 2013
  • Aceito
    26 Ago 2013
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