The Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) assessed their cohort members (CMs) during the study’s age 8.5 sweep (Focus@8) using the Articulatory Skills measure.
Details on this measure and the data collected from the CMs, are outlined in the table below.
|Measures:||Diadochokinetic (DDK) rates|
|CHC:||Ga (Auditory Processing)|
|Administration method:||Trained interviewer; clinical setting; oral answers|
|Procedure:||This test involves the rapid repetition of sounds (syllables) within a given timeframe. The tester demonstrated; i.e. repeated a sound, syllable or series of syllables as quickly as possible for a short time. The child was then asked to repeat a series of sounds over a period of at least 10 seconds.|
|Link to questionnaire:||http://www.bristol.ac.uk/alspac/researchers/our-data/clinical-measures/ (opens in new tab)|
|Scoring:||Number of correct repetitions within the time frame. Errors also recorded.|
|Item-level variable(s):||f8sl120 - f8sl170|
|Total score/derived variable(s):||None|
|Descriptives:||NA (for frequencies, see ALSPAC documentation)|
|Age of participants:||Mean = 103.82 months, SD = 3.92, Range = 89 - 127|
|Other sweep and/or cohort:||None|
|Source:||Task designed specifically for study|
|Reference examples:||Sullivan, S., Rai, D., Golding, J., Zammit, S., & Steer, C. (2013). The association between autism spectrum disorder and psychotic experiences in the Avon longitudinal study of parents and children (ALSPAC) birth cohort. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 52(8), 806-814.|
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’.