ERIC Number: ED111143
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A Comment on the Testing of Language Development in Retarded Children. Technical Report 1.22.
Dever, Richard B.
Examined are several tests designed to measure language development in retarded children and possible options for research. Past attempts (such as Berko's Test of Morphology) to evaluate retarded children's linguistic development are criticized for inadequate language definitions and invalid testing methods. Suggestions for data-gathering options are explored which include the use of traditional linguistic analysis and the development of a scale to classify the spontaneous utterances of young children. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Center for Innovation in Teaching the Handicapped.