ERIC Number: ED298714
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Persistent Language/Learning Disability Problems in a College Level Population.
Hannah, Elaine P.
Twenty-two junior-year college students were tested at a college language, speech and hearing clinic. A statistical analysis was performed on their scores on the Woodcock-Johnson Psychoeducational Battery and on oral and written language samples. Results were compared with those of a group of 25 normal college students in their junior year. Results indicated that: (1) the Woodcock-Johnson subtests are able to distinguish the language and cognitive weaknesses of language/learning-disabled subjects; (2) there is a close relationship between cognitive and language functioning; (3) subtest results suggest the need for a great deal more expansion of the cognitive base for language functioning; and (4) this is reinforced by observation of the oral and written language samples of the subjects, where oral surface structure patterns are generally in place, but written language skills still demonstrate weaknesses in ability to expand ideas to the normal level. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (New Orleans, LA, November 12-16, 1987).