Russian Child Language Assessment Battery (RuCLAB) and its Application in Primary School Children with ASD

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Abstract

In speech-language pathology practice, standardized language assessment tools are used to evaluate the level of language development and to specify the details of language impairment. For Russian language, a novel Russian Child Language Assessment Battery (RuCLAB) was developed. The RuCLAB provides the assessment of phonology, vocabulary, morphosyntax, and discourse in production and comprehension. Present study aims to describe RuCLAB in detail and to report its application in 7—11 years-old children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The results revealed between-group differences in children with and without ASD as well as highlighted some individual features in the group of children with ASD: for example, expressive and receptive patterns differed depending on the linguistic level and non-verbal IQ; also children with ASD (as children with complex language disorders) better acquired nouns in comparison to verbs, and the words’ frequency influenced the accuracy in sentence repetition. The results indicate sensitivity and diagnostic importance of RuCLAB as a tool for language assessment in children with ASD.

General Information

Keywords: comprehensive language assessment, primary school children, speech, language, autism spectrum disorder

Journal rubric: Research & Diagnosis of ASD

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/autdd.2021190403

Received: 26.10.2021

Accepted:

For citation: Gomozova M.A., Arutiunian V.G., Lopukhina A.A., Dragoy O.V. Russian Child Language Assessment Battery (RuCLAB) and its Application in Primary School Children with ASD. Autizm i narusheniya razvitiya = Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2021. Vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 24–31. DOI: 10.17759/autdd.2021190403. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Militina A. Gomozova, Certified DIRFloortime specialist, Proficient Level, “RecheTsvetik” Floortime Center, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4976-9868, e-mail: 79853555000@ya.ru

Vardan G. Arutiunian, Junior Research Fellow of the Center for Language and Brain, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE University), Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9417-0913, e-mail: varutiunian@hse.ru

Anastasiya A. Lopukhina, PhD in Philology, Research Fellow of the Center for Language and Brain, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE University), Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2283-1644, e-mail: alopukhina@hse.ru

Olga V. Dragoy, Doctor of Philology, Professor, Director of the Chief Research Fellow of the Center for Language and Brain, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE University), Leading Researcher of the Department of Experimental Study of Speech, Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6777-5164, e-mail: odragoy@hse.ru

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