ERIC Number: ED360779
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Language Impairment and Reading Impairment: Do These Children Differ in Oral Language Processing Abilities?
Chesnick, M. A.; And Others
This study investigated the development of oral metalinguistic abilities in 140 children (ages 5-12) with oral language or reading impairments. The study focused on determining the difficulties that children with these different types of problems have at different ages in the elementary school years and determining how metalinguistic abilities change as children mature. Subjects were divided into two groups by age and into four different groups based on nature and extent of disorder. Results indicated that, among the younger children, there were few significant differences among the four groups in language metaprocessing difficulties. Children with oral language problems and children with both oral and written language problems had difficulty in syntactic processing tasks and in recalling words presented at random. Children who had only reading problems did better than children in the at risk and combined disorder (oral and written language) groups in phoneme segmentation. The paper concludes that the four identified groups differ in degree of difficulty but not in type of difficulty. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Deafness and Other Communications Disorders, Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Impairment Severity
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association (San Antonio, TX, November 20-23, 1992).