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KiddyCAT© - communication attitude test for preschool children who stutter

Jerneja Novšak Brce and Damjana Kogovšek and Stanislav Košir and Martine Vanryckeghem and Janez Jerman (2017) KiddyCAT© - communication attitude test for preschool children who stutter. In: Sodobni pristopi poučevanja prihajajočih generacij, Mednarodna konferenca EDUvision, 30 Nov - 2 Dec 2017, Ljubljana.

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    Abstract

    The aim of this paper is to investigate the communication attitude of preschool children who stutter by using the KiddyCAT©, and to determine whether there are differences in communication attitude among preschool children who stutter, and their peers who are fluent speakers. Data are based on a normative sample of 49 preschool CWS and 74 preschool CWNS. The children were divided into two subgroups according to age – ‘’younger’’ 3 – 4.4 years old and ‘’older’’ 4.5 – 6 years old. Results showed that preschool CWS scored statistically significantly higher on KiddyCAT© than preschool CWNS (large effect size). There is the mean difference in scores between younger and older preschool CWS but it is not statistically significant (small effect size). Negative communication attitude in preschool CWS increases with age, whereas an opposite observation was made for preschool CWNS, the mean difference was not statistically significant. Gender did not affect the test results. The KiddyCAT© is a useful tool for the early detection of communication attitude of preschool children and helps in deciding on stuttering therapy.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Keywords: communication attitude, KiddyCAT©, preschool children, stuttering
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    http://www.eduvision.si/Content/Docs/Zbornik%20prispevkov%20EDUvision_2017.pdfAlternative location
    https://plus.si.cobiss.net/opac7/bib/peflj/11940169Alternative location
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 5003
    Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2018 09:04
    Last Modified: 09 Mar 2018 09:04
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/5003

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