How reliable is assessing children’s language online? A comparison of ‘in person’ and ‘on line’ methods.
To date, TECS-E has been developed to assess children’s understanding of sentences but has always been used ‘live’ with a child, where there is a therapist or educator explaining what to do. In this study we aim to identify what features would need to be added to TECS-E to allow children to use it as an app or online and whether it is feasible for very young children to use it this way.
When we have adapted TECS-E to allow self-directed administration we will then compare whether the two ways of doing the test (as an app used by the child independently or with the support of a person present) give similar results. In this way we aim to establish if we can rely on TECS-E (in app form) to give accurate results. We will do this at different ages to see from what age we get reliable results.
We are currently recruiting for Study 1.