Validation of the language development survey (LDS): a parent report tool for identifying language delay in toddlers.

@article{Rescorla2001ValidationOT,
  title={Validation of the language development survey (LDS): a parent report tool for identifying language delay in toddlers.},
  author={Leslie A. Rescorla and Amie Alley},
  journal={Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR},
  year={2001},
  volume={44 2},
  pages={434-45}
}
Two studies are reported demonstrating the reliability, validity, and clinical utility of the Language Development Survey (LDS; L. Rescorla, 1989) as a screening tool for the identification of expressive language delay in toddlers. In Study 1, 422 children (ages 24-26 months) were screened with the LDS in an epidemiological survey. The LDS manifested excellent concurrent validity with a brief direct screening measure of expressive vocabulary. Using the Rescorla (1989) Delay 3 cutoff of fewer… CONTINUE READING

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