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Short Form of the Speech Sounds Perception Test.
Perceptual and Motor Skills
  • Charles J. Golden, Nova Southeastern University
  • S. M. Anderson
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
10-1-1977
Keywords
  • Auditory Perception,
  • Brain Damage,
  • Mental Disorders,
  • Psychological Tests,
  • Psychometrics,
  • Speech
Disciplines
Peer Reviewed
1
Abstract
Although numerous studies have investigated the diagnostic effectiveness of the Speech Sounds Perception Tests, few have investigated the qualities of the test make it effective. Different writers have suggested that it may be effective because of interference from earlier syllables and items, an inability to understand speech, fatigue or an inability to match letters and sounds. If the effectiveness is due to fatigue or interference, the lengh of the test (60 items) would contribute to its accuracy. Otherwise, a short form of the test could be as effective. Data from 37 brain-damaged and 21 normal individuals indicated that a 30-item version of the test was slightly more accurate diagnostically than the 60-item form. This suggests that a short form of the test could be used without sacrificing diagnostic accuracy, enabling the clinician to save time in assessing neuropsychological patients.
DOI
10.2466/pms.1977.45.2.485
Citation Information
Charles J. Golden and S. M. Anderson. "Short Form of the Speech Sounds Perception Test." Perceptual and Motor Skills Vol. 45 Iss. 2 (1977) p. 485 - 486 ISSN: 0031-5125
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/charles-golden/170/