The UK Communicative Development Inventories: Words and Gestures

Alcock, Katie, Meints, Kerstin and Rowland, Caroline, eds. (2020) The UK Communicative Development Inventories: Words and Gestures. J&R Press, UK. ISBN 978-1-907826-40-5

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The Communicative Development Inventories are widely used internationally by researchers and practitioners in education, academic settings, and in particular by health professionals including GPs, health visitors and speech and language therapists. They represent a relatively quick, easy and low-cost way to assess a child's language development, including screening for language delay prior to specialist assessment.
The UK Communicative Development Inventories: Words and Gestures is the first manual developed exclusively for use with UK English-learning children aged 8-18 months. From data collected from over 1200 families representative of the socio-economic make-up of the UK, a unique set of norms has been created together with a questionnaire that assesses gesture use, language comprehension and language production. The manual includes the tool itself, the background to the tool, the methods used for its development, and instructions for using the norms.

Keywords:word learning, standardised questionnaire, early language norms, infants, UK English
Subjects:Q Linguistics, Classics and related subjects > Q110 Applied Linguistics
B Subjects allied to Medicine > B712 Health Visiting
A Medicine and Dentistry > A900 Others in Medicine and Dentistry
C Biological Sciences > C841 Health Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C820 Developmental Psychology
Q Linguistics, Classics and related subjects > Q160 English Linguistics
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
ID Code:40466
Deposited On:27 Apr 2020 16:32

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