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ERIC Number: EJ1005408
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0269-9206
Preschool Children's Performance on Profiling Elements of Prosody in Speech-Communication (PEPS-C)
Gibbon, Fiona E.; Smyth, Heather
Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, v27 n6-7 p428-434 Jul 2013
Profiling Elements of Prosody in Speech-Communication (PEPS-C) has not been used widely to assess prosodic abilities of preschool children. This study was therefore aimed at investigating typically developing 4-year-olds' performance on PEPS-C. PEPS-C was presented to 30 typically developing 4-year-olds recruited in southern Ireland. Children were judged to have completed the test if they produced analysable responses to greater than 95% of the items. The children's scores were compared with data from typically developing 5-6-year-olds. The majority (83%) of 4-year-olds were able to complete the test. The children scored at chance or weak ability levels on all subtests. The 4-year-olds had lower scores than 5-6-year-olds in all subtests, apart from one, with the difference reaching statistical significance in 8 out of 12 subtests. The results indicate that PEPS-C could be a valuable tool for assessing prosody in young children with typical development and some groups of young children with communication disorders.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ireland