MacArthur Communicative Inventory for American Sign Language

Autor/a: ANDERSON, Diane; REILLY, Judy
Año: 2004
Editorial: [S.l.]: [S.n.], 2004
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Educación » Adquisición y desarrollo del lenguaje, Formación


The MacArthur Communicative Development Inventory for American Sign Language (ASL-CDI; Anderson & Reilly, 2002) is a tool for measure early vocabulary development of deaf children acquiring ASL. The goal for developing the ASL-CDI was to learn more about the normal language development of deaf children, i.e. early lexical and grammatical development of language in deaf children of deaf parents. Since most deaf children of hearing parents do not have early access to ASL, those children are ”clearly at risk for early language delay; the need for early language assessment and normative data is critical” (Anderson & Reilly, 2002, 83). Additionally, one main objective for the development of the ASL-CDI was to provide a larger sample (as compared to the small number of subjects in previous studies on ASL acquisition) for documenting children’s development of ASL.