Purpose: The purpose of this research note was to Results: Analyses of variance showed that children with validate a simplified version of the Dutch nonword SLI + RI performed significantly worse than other participant repetition task (NWR; Rispens & Baker, 2012). The NWR groups in NWR-S, just as in NWR. Logistic regression analyses was shortened and scoring was transformed to correct/ showed that both tasks can predict an SLI + RI outcome. incorrect nonwords, resulting in the shortened NWR NWR-S holds a sensitivity of 82.6% and a specificity of (NWR-S). 95.4% in identifying children with SLI + RI. The sensitivity Method: NWR-S and NWR performance were compared of the original NWR is 87.0% with a specificity of 87.7%. in the previously published data set of Rispens and Baker Conclusions: As the original NWR, the NWR-S comprising (2012; N = 88), who compared NWR performance in a subset of 22 nonwords scored with a simplified scoring 5 participant groups: specific language impairment (SLI), system can identify children with combined SLI and RI while reading impairment (RI), both SLI and RI, one control group saving a significant amount of the needed assessment time. matched on chronological age, and one control group Supplemental Materials: https://doi.org/10.23641/asha. matched on language age. 5150116

doi.org/10.1044/2017_JSLHR-L-16-0060, hdl.handle.net/1765/101450
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research
Department of Otorhinolaryngology

le Clercq, C., van der Schroeff, M., Rispens, J.E. (Judith E.), Ruytjens, L., Goedegebure, A., Van Ingen, G., & Franken, M.-C. (2017). Shortened nonword repetition task (NWR-S): A simple, quick, and less expensive outcome to identify children with combined specific language and reading impairment. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 60(8), 2241–2248. doi:10.1044/2017_JSLHR-L-16-0060