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ERIC Number: ED161197
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
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Types of Private Speech Produced by Hyperactive and Non-Hyperactive Boys.
Copeland, Anne P.
Types and amount of private speech (aloud talking which is not addressed to another person) were assessed during the free play of 16 hyperactive and 16 non-hyperactive boys (6-10 years old). Verbalizations were coded into nine categories which denoted the boys' level of use of verbal control of their own behavior. Differences in amount and type of private speech between hyperactive and non-hyperactive Ss were found which indicated that hyperactive boys may be presenting a specific or general cognitive lag in development. (Author)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Elementary Education, Exceptional Child Research, Hyperactivity, Speech Communication, Speech Skills, Verbal Development
Anne P. Copeland, Department of Psychology, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio 44266
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: The document is part of the author's doctoral dissertation in clinical psychology at the American University