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ERIC Number: EJ811641
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1092-4388
The Detection and Monitoring of Comprehension Errors by Preschool Children with and without Language Impairment
Skarakis-Doyle, Elizabeth; Dempsey, Lynn
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, v51 n5 p1227-1243 Oct 2008
Purpose: In this study, the authors examined emerging comprehension monitoring, including error detection, evaluation, and correction within the context of story understanding in preschool children with and without language impairment. Method: Thirty-seven children between the ages of 30 and 61 months completed an online comprehension monitoring task. There were 3 groups: 10 children with language impairment, 13 typically developing children who were matched for age, and 14 typically developing children who were matched for receptive vocabulary. Results: Analyses of variance revealed that children with language impairment attained significantly lower scores on the comprehension monitoring task than both age-matched and language-matched groups. Conclusion: The skills underlying successful comprehension monitoring that may be affected in young children with language impairment are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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