Testing the Usability of an Arabic Version of TOPL-2 in Measuring Pragmatic Language Impairment in Children and Adolescents with Developmental Dysphasia
The purpose of this research was to assess the usability of an Arabic version of TOPL-2 in identifying individuals with PLIs and distinguishing them from those without PLIs.
The method used in this research was that the Arabic TOPL-2 test was administered to twenty-eight individuals (F: 15-M: 13) rigorously diagnosed with DLD (n: 14), SLI (n: 8), HI (n: 2), LD (n: 2) MR (n: 1) and ADHD (n: 1) in the age-range of 6-16 years. For comparison, another twenty-eight participants (F: 14- M: 14) with typical language development in the age-range of 6-16 years also took the same test.
The results indicate that, while the Arabic TOPL-2 is minimally reliable and satisfactorily valid, the internal consistency of the Arabic TOPL-2 is acceptable and its construct validity is generally moderate.
It was concluded that the Arabic TOPL-2 is roughly usable and can distinguish between pragmatically impaired and unimpaired individuals. A small number of the items need to be modified for use with Arab participants.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
To make sure that you can receive messages from us, please add the 'macrothink.org' domain to your e-mail 'safe list'. If you do not receive e-mail in your 'inbox', check your 'bulk mail' or 'junk mail' folders.
Copyright © Macrothink Institute ISSN 1948-5425
'Macrothink Institute' is a trademark of Macrothink Institute, Inc.