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ERIC Number: EJ767183
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 24
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-0265-6590
Teacher Ratings of Children's Listening Difficulties
Gilmore, Jo; Vance, Maggie
Child Language Teaching and Therapy, v23 n2 p133-156 2007
Children with developmental disorders may present with listening and/or speech discrimination difficulties. This study explores whether teachers can identify these difficulties, using a questionnaire that rates children's listening, speech discrimination and comprehension abilities. The questionnaire was given to class-teachers of 52 pupils, aged four to five years, who had failed at least one of two formal assessments of comprehension and speech discrimination. Results showed significant correlation between teacher ratings of verbal comprehension and attentive listening and test scores for verbal comprehension. There was no significant correlation between ratings and test scores for speech discrimination skills. The questionnaire's internal consistency was found to be reliable overall, but validity in measuring speech discrimination was poor. (Contains 6 tables, 1 figure, and 2 appendices.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom