Use of TEVI-R to describe passive vocabulary in children belonging to a Mapuche community

Purpose: To describe the level of passive vocabulary in boys and girls belonging to the Mapuche ethnic group, using the Vocabulary Test in Images Revised version (TEVI-R). Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out. Twenty-six children, both gender, between 4 to 7 years old participated in the study. The performance of passive vocabulary was measured through the application of the TEVI-R, analyzing the variables age and ender, as well as performing an analysis of the items and the number of errors. Results: The performance of these children is not influenced by gender or age. There are potential sources of error in the items of the instruments related to the cultural, geographical relevance and graphic quality of them. Conclusion: No association was observed by gender or differences by age in the study population. The possibility of developing new instruments or revising the available ones is discussed, given the characteristics of their native language, obtaining reliable results and respecting the elements that are part of their culture.

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