ERIC Number: ED064831
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Sep-15
A Speech Survey of the Public School Population in the Ellsworth, Wisconsin, School District.
Larsen, William G.; Allen, Elizabeth J.
Children in elementary and secondary education in a Wisconsin school system were surveyed to ascertain whether the system had children with speech problems, to identify the nature and incidence of the speech problems, to establish any need for speech therapy services, and to assist in training student speech therapists in survey methods. A total of 1,767 children were interviewed by two-man teams of college students. Results were tabulated for the entire school district, as well as for each school. Results showed that 344 males, or 19.5% of the school population, and 343 females, or 19.4% of the school population had speech problems. Six percent of the children (111 students) were found to need speech therapy, while 578 other students were referred for additional testing. Speech problems were reported to be problems of articulation, voice, articulation-voice, fluency and language. Individual schools in the system were found to have basically the same patterns of results as found for the entire district. Need for speech therapy services in the system was reported to exist. It was thought that although the speech survey did have its limitations in its methodology, the survey did fulfill its original purposes. (CB)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Univ., River Falls.