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Department of English
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MacArthur-Bates CDI, Synthesis, children, English, Spanish, bilingual English and Spanish, 2-36 months
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This synthesis will touch on the current parent-based assessments available while focusing specifically on the MacArthur-Bates Communicative Inventory English and Spanish versions. It will analyze studies that have used this test to predict language delays in infants from 2-36 months and look at its validity and effectiveness. It will use the PRISMA method to narrow search results. The PRISMA method is an evidence-based minimum set of items for reporting in systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Areas of concern were socioeconomic status, level of parent education, race, design, and effects of disability on CDI performance. 26 studies met the criteria to be used in this synthesis. The main aspect targeted was data on vocabulary production. Results showed just under half of the CDI scores were compromised by one or more of the variables analyzed. This study concluded results of the CDI should be reviewed with caution.
Giammarco, Nicholas, "MacArthur-Bates Communicative Developmental Inventories (CDI): A Research Synthesis Evaluating Children at 2-36 months," (2020). MA in Linguistics Final Projects. 9.
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