ERIC Number: ED231159
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Communicative Competence of Learning Disabled (LD) Children: A Single-Subject Approach. Draft Copy.
Russell, Steven C.
The study was designed to explore descriptively the differences in oral language production of three learning disabled children (8 to 9 years old) compared to normal children through observable spontaneous conversational interaction. Spontaneous language samples were videotaped and audiotaped in conversation with the experimenter, a peer, and the S's mother. Samples were evaluated in terms of linguistic maturity, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. Contrary to the results of previous studies which have been generalized to the entire population of learning disabled children, findings suggested that auditory and visual processing deficits may contribute differentially to the oral language competence of learning disabled children. The value of single subject research methodology is emphasized. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Single Subject Designs
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (7th, Boston, MA, October 8-10, 1982),