Screening Kit of Language Development: a preschool language screening instrument

J Commun Disord. 1984 Apr;17(2):133-41. doi: 10.1016/0021-9924(84)90019-4.


The Screening Kit of Language Development ( SKOLD ) was designed to meet the following criteria: Validity for 2.5-4 year old children, standardization for speakers of standard and Black English, and appropriateness for paraprofessional screeners . This paper describes the development, content, administration, scoring, reliability, and validity of SKOLD .

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Child, Preschool
  • Communication
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Language Development
  • Language Development Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Language Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Language Tests / methods*
  • Male
  • Speech Disorders / diagnosis