The Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) assessed their cohort members (CMs) during the study’s age 12.5 sweep (TeenFocus 1) using a measure of Phonological Awareness (Spoonerisms).
Details on this measure and the data collected from the CMs are outlined in the table below.
|Measures:||Metaphonological skill (phonological awareness)|
|Administration method:||Trained interviewer; clinical setting; oral answers|
|Procedure:||The child was played a series of two words (e.g. Paddington Bear) and was asked to repeat them, with the first sounds swapped around (e.g. Baddington Pear). Used as a screener for dyslexia.|
|Link to questionnaire:||http://www.bristol.ac.uk/alspac/researchers/our-data/clinical-measures/ (opens in new tab)|
|Scoring:||Response time (seconds) and number of errors are recorded|
|Item-level variable(s):||Not readily available|
|Total score/derived variable(s):||ff4270 - ff8923|
|Descriptives:||Time in seconds to complete first trial|
|N = 1,998|
|Range = 0 - 35|
|Mean = 2.71|
|SD = 2.92|
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|Age of participants:||Mean (months) = 153.73, SD = 2.77, Range = 136 - 171|
|Other sweep and/or cohort:||None|
|Source:||Similar to the spoonerism test from the Phonological Assessment Battery (PhAB; Gallagher, A., & Frederickson, N. (1995). The Phonological Assessment Battery (PhAB): An initial assessment of its theoretical and practical utility. Educational and Child Psychology, 12(1), 53-67.|
For the named items in the table above, links are provided to their corresponding content on CLOSER Discovery. Where a variable range is provided, full variable lists can be accessed through the ‘Variable Groups’ tab on the linked Discovery page.
- Overview of all cognitive measures in ALSPAC
- Overview of childhood cognitive measures across all studies
This page is part of CLOSER’s ‘A guide to the cognitive measures in five British birth cohort studies’.