Using the WPPSI-R with Bilingual Children: Implications for Practice

  title={Using the WPPSI-R with Bilingual Children: Implications for Practice},
  author={Mary diSibio and Thomas Whalen},
  journal={The California School Psychologist},
The purpose of this study was to compare the underlying factor structure of the WPPSI-R for young, nonreferred children across two language groups, bilingual and monolingual. Subjects for the study were children identified according to language background from the WPPSI-R standardization group. A series of LISREL maximum likelihood confirmatory analyses was performed. A best-fitting model was determined for the entire standardization sample (N = 1700) and then tested for invariance across the… 

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  • L. GarrattT. Kelly
  • Psychology
    Child neuropsychology : a journal on normal and abnormal development in childhood and adolescence
  • 2008
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