ERIC Number: ED071227
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Clinical Assessment of Word-Finding Abilities of Stuttering and Nonstuttering Children.
Telser, Elsa B.; Rutherford, David R.
The word finding skills of a group of 20 stuttering children (5 to 12 years of age) were compared with those of a control group of 20 normally speaking children matched for age and socioeconomic status. The Northwestern Word Latency Test was administered in which each child was shown 46 pictures of common objects. Any picture not named readily on the initial presentation was eliminated from subsequent administrations of the test for that child. Four additional administrations of the remaining pictures in the series were carried out. Fifty-five percent of the Ss were found to have easily demonstrable word finding problems. Older children in both the stuttering and nonstuttering groups named pictures faster than the younger, but the older stutterers were only as fast as the younger nonstutterers. Moreover, young and old stutterers without word finding difficulties did not differ in meaning response time from young nonstutterers. (GW)
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Note: Reprint from Proceedings, 80th Annual Convention, American Psychological Association, Honolulu, Hawaii, September 1972