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ERIC Number: EJ806276
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0094-730X
Performance on Phonological and Grammatical Awareness Metalinguistic Tasks by Children Who Stutter and Their Fluent Peers
Bajaj, Amit; Hodson, Barbara; Schommer-Aikins, Marlene
Journal of Fluency Disorders, v29 n1 p63-77 2004
This study was undertaken to examine the performance of 23 children who stutter (CWS) and 23 children who do not stutter (CWNS) on three metalinguistic tasks. These included two phonological awareness assessment procedures (The Lindamood Auditory Conceptualization Test (LAC) and a Phoneme Reversal Task) and one modified Grammar Judgments Task where syntactic and semantic appropriateness of sentences was evaluated. Differences between groups were significant for the grammar judgment task, where CWNS outperformed CWS in judging syntactically and semantically anomalous sentences. Group differences were not significant for the phonological awareness tasks. The results underscore the importance of examining metalinguistic abilities of CWS through a variety of tasks. Educational objectives: The reader will learn about and be able to: (1) recognize the relevance of examining metalinguistic abilities within the context of research on language-stuttering dynamics; and (2) identify measures of metalinguistic abilities that can be used to compare the performances of CWS and CWNS. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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