ERIC Number: ED268703
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison of the Oral Narrative Abilities between Normal and Learning-Disabled Middle School Children.
Klecan-Aker, Joan S.
The study assessed the oral narrative abilities of 10 normal and 10 learning-disabled (LD) middle school children (11-12 years old). Narratives were assessed using A. Applebee's system for the development of story organization. The narratives were also examined for the specific components used within the stories themselves. Findings revealed different developmental levels of narrative structure and a differentiation in the specific components within the story episodes between the groups of Ss. Findings suggested that LD Ss had difficulty formulating a well thought-out and coherent narrative, and that remediation should focus on the concepts of underlying narrative components. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (12th, Washington, DC, November 22-27, 1985).