ERIC Number: ED187082
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Oral Language Responses of Children with Reading Difficulties.
An investigation to determine whether reading disabled children exhibit deviant oral language behaviors was undertaken in a study of 103 children in second, fourth, and sixth grades (in two groups, one reading disabled, one control). Four dependent measures (Developmental Sentence Scoring, Mean Length of Utterance, Type Token Ratio, and verbal prompts used to obtain a language sample of 50 or more utterances) and four independent variables (group membership, grade level, sex, and ethnicity) were analyzed. Among findings were that sex was a significant factor, with females scoring higher on morphological and grammatical/syntactical measures, and that group membership accounted for 15% of the variance in scores in the four dependent measures. Grade level and ethnicity were not significant factors. (PHR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (58th, Philadelphia, PA, April, 1980, Session B-10).