Journal Article

Psychometric Data for the Revised Token Test in Normally Developing Mexican Children Ages 4–12 Years

Geisa Gallardo, Joan Guàrdia, Teresita Villaseñor and Malcolm R. McNeil

in Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology

Published on behalf of The National Academy of Neuropsychology

Volume 26, issue 3, pages 225-234
Published in print April 2011 | ISSN: 0887-6177
Published online March 2011 | e-ISSN: 1873-5843 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/arclin/acr018
Psychometric Data for the Revised Token Test in Normally Developing Mexican Children Ages 4–12 Years

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Language comprehension is vital to social and educational development but few pediatric tests are available for its assessment. To approach this problem, two versions of the Token Test (TT), “TT short form” (DeRenzi & Faglioni, 1978) and “Revised Token Test” (RTT), were first compared. Using a sample of 88 normally developing Spanish-speaking children, the tests were compared on their: (a) established psychometric development and (b) internal consistency. The RTT was judged to be superior and was selected for additional experimentation. The RTT was compared with a developmental measure of lexical knowledge on a cross-sectional sample of 250 4–12-year-old normally developing Spanish-speaking children. A significant positive and high correlation supports its concurrent validity. Significant differences across the age groups, along with a principal component analysis that yielded a three-factor structure, support its construct validity. Preliminary normative data across the nine age groups are provided.

Keywords: Auditory language comprehension; Pediatric population; Psychometric study; Spanish-speaking population; Revised Token Test

Journal Article.  6469 words. 

Subjects: Neuroscience ; Neuropsychology

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