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The application of the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-Revised (PPVT-R) to non-mainstream children

Erna Alant, S. M. Beukes
South African Journal of Communication Disorders | Vol 33, No 1 | a318 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajcd.v33i1.318 | © 2019 Erna Alant, S. M. Beukes | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 31 October 2016 | Published: 31 December 1986

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Erna Alant, Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, University of Pretoria, South Africa
S. M. Beukes, Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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This article focuses on the difficulties involved in diagnosing the communications of non-mainstream speakers within a South African context. Various alternatives are discussed whereby tests can be made more relevant to this population. The revised version of the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test is applied to a group of Afrikaans-dialect speaking Coloured children in order to determine the merits if standardizing the test for population. The test results are correlated with the accuracy scores on a story. The findings indicate the feasibility if the standardization of the PPVT-R for this population.

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