A Pilot Study of Language Use Inventory (LUI) in Mandarin Speaking Children

Language Use Inventory (LUI) is a norm-referenced, standardized language assessment founded in Canada. It is meant to identify children aged between 18 to 47 months with language delays, pragmatic delays, or autism. It includes three parts: gesture, word, and sentence. LUI contains 14 subscales aimed for different pragmatic aspects. However, in Taiwan, there is a clinical difficulty that there are not enough normed measures of pragmatic skills for Mandarin-speaking children under four years old. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to be a pilot study for the non-standardized research adaptation of the Language Use Inventory (LUI) into Mandarin Chinese.

  • Hui-An Huang, Speech-Language Pathologist, National Taiwan University Hospital Hsin-chu Branch
  • Pao-Hsiang Chi, Professor
  • Guan-Ting Huang, Speech-Language Pathologist