Original Research

The Renfrew Word Finding Scale: Application to the South African context

Jenny Pahl, Meenakumari B. Kara
South African Journal of Communication Disorders | Vol 39, No 1 | a279 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajcd.v39i1.279 | © 2019 Jenny Pahl | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 26 October 2016 | Published: 31 December 1992

About the author(s)

Jenny Pahl, Department of Speech and Hearing Therapy, University of Durban-Westville, South Africa
Meenakumari B. Kara, Department of Speech and Hearing Therapy, University of Durban-Westville, South Africa

Full Text:

Untitled

Share this article

Bookmark and Share

Abstract

The Renfrew Word Finding Scale (Renfrew, 1988) was administered to 30 Indian (Group A) and 30 White (Group B) Durban English speaking children aged between eight between and nine years to determine its suitability for assessment of expressive vocabulary. Mean scores for both groups were statistically compared to the British norms in terms of means raw scores and mean mental age. Mean score groups A and B were compared to each other. Item analyses were carried out to obtain further information regarding possible lexical characteristics for each group and common problems with certain items. Both groups performed significantly poorer than expected according to the British norms. Group A was significantly lower than group B, thus indicating the test unsuitability for use with these population groups in its presents form.

Keywords

No related keywords in the metadata.

Metrics

Total abstract views: 73
Total article views: 51


Crossref Citations

No related citations found.