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ERIC Number: EJ1127994
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1464-3154
The Narragram: A New Way to Describe Children's Recall of Stories
Erber, Norman P.; Grant, Lois M.; Leigh, Kathryn; Kenfield, Sara
Deafness & Education International, v18 n3 p120-123 2016
Narrative production is often used to measure a child's communicative progress. Typical methods include assessment of quality or content. We propose a new way to describe narrative performance with a simple graph that depicts recall accuracy in relation to the sequence of story details. Children with impaired hearing (9-12 years-old) watched a 5-minute animated "Pingu" story on television, and then re-told the story. Each child's narrative was video-recorded and transcribed into text. We produced a list of "mini-events" to describe each "Pingu" story. Each child's spoken narrative was compared with this list to identify which mini-events the child included. The result is a simple graph, a "narragram," that depicts inclusion and omission of details. Omissions can be explained by the script, production method, and/or the child. A teacher or therapist can visually examine the child's results, obtain an impression of recall performance, and relate recall to details in the original story.
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Language: English
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