Assessing sequential reasoning skills in typically developing children

Laura Zampini, Paola Zanchi, Chiara Suttora, Maria Spinelli, Mirco Fasolo, Nicoletta Salerni

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Introduction: Since serial ordering has an important role in both language development and learning abilities, the present study aims to describe a new instrument, the Sequential Reasoning Task (SRT), specifically designed to assess children’s ability to place events in temporal order. Methods: Participants were 200 typically developing children, ranging from 3 to 8 years of age. Each child was individually administered a battery of cognitive and linguistic tasks. Results: The scores obtained in the SRT by children at different age levels appeared to be significantly different (except for 6- and 7-year-old children). Moreover, the scores obtained in the task were significantly related to the children’s non-verbal and linguistic competence. Conclusions: The SRT appeared to be a valid instrument to assess children’s sequential reasoning skills. It is engaging for children and easy to be administered also by teachers and therapists.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)44-50
Numero di pagine7
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2017


  • Assessment
  • Language
  • Sequential reasoning
  • Preschool age
  • School age
  • Picture arrangement


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