A Normative Study of the Boston Naming Test Adapted to Elementary Schools in Taipei
|Keywords:||波士頓命名測驗;常模;國小;瑞文氏圖形推理測驗;修訂畢保德圖畫詞彙測驗;Boston Naming Test;Normative Data;Elementary Schools;Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test- Revised||Issue Date:||2008||Abstract:||
The Boston Naming Test (BNT) is one of the most widely used tests for visual confrontation naming. This test has been adapted into different languages for children and normative data has been published; however, norms and adaptation of the BNT into Chinese for Taiwanese children has yet to be reported. The present study adapted the BNT into Chinese and collected normative data from elementary school children in Taipei. A modified 30-item BNT were administered to 516 normally developing children aged 6 to 12 from first to sixth grade from five elementary schools in Taipei. In order to evaluate the validity of this modified Chinese BNT, a subgroup of children were also administered the Raven’s Progressive Matrices (RPM) and the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test- Revised (PPVT-R), and school achievements on Chinese and Math scores were as well. Spontaneous naming was significantly different between age groups or grade levels. However, no gender differences in performance were found. In addition, older children were found to benefit more from cuing and multiple-choice options. Our modified Chinese version of BNT showed excellent validity and reliability. Performance on the BNT was found to be positively correlated with verbal intelligence but not with non-verbal intelligence. In addition, performance on our modified BNT was not significantly affected by school achievement. In sum, our modified Chinese version of the 30-item BNT was found to be a simple and brief tool that could be used as a screen for deficits in confrontation naming.
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