The aim of this study was to examine the effects of speech rate on children’s performance on a widely used language comprehension test. The results emphasize the necessity of careful considerations of the role dynamic aspects of examiner’s speech might play in test administration and favor digitalized procedures in standardized language comprehension assessment.
Haake, Magnus, Hansson, Kristina, Guiz, Agneta, Schotx, Susanne, and Sahlen, Birgitta. (2013). The slower the better? Does the speaker’s speech rate influence children’s performance on a language comprehension test? International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. doi:10.3109/17549507.2013.845690