Developmental aspects of verbal fluency and confrontation naming in children

D. Riva, F. Nichelli, M. Devoti

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Developmental changes in children's verbal fluency and confrontation naming were explored in this study. One hundred and sixty children (ages 5 years and 11 months to 11 years and 4 months) completed two verbal fluency tasks (phonemic and semantic) and the Boston Naming Test (BNT). Normative data were compiled for the BNT and the phonemic and semantic fluency tasks. With the exception of the phonemic fluency task, all tests showed a linear increase from year-groups I to V, with a significant increase between year- groups I and II. Principal Component Factor Analysis was conducted to determine whether the tests evaluated similar or different functions. Two factors emerged: the first involving all of the measurements and the second explaining exclusively the phonemic fluency. These results make it possible to conclude that children also seem to have different subsystems responsible for the analysis and processing of different aspects of language. (C) 2000 Academic Press.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-284
Number of pages18
JournalBrain and Language
Volume71
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2000

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Principal Component Analysis
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Developmental aspects of verbal fluency and confrontation naming in children. / Riva, D.; Nichelli, F.; Devoti, M.

In: Brain and Language, Vol. 71, No. 2, 02.2000, p. 267-284.

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Riva, D. ; Nichelli, F. ; Devoti, M. / Developmental aspects of verbal fluency and confrontation naming in children. In: Brain and Language. 2000 ; Vol. 71, No. 2. pp. 267-284.
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