Donna Geffner

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  • D Geffner
  • 1980
Sixty-five 6-yr-old deaf children from state supported schools were given an adaptation of the Goldman Fristoe test of articulation to assess their spontaneous speech production. Responses were measured in terms of features of manner, place, voice visibility, position, and error type and compared to imitative samples. A rank order of difficulty for each(More)
Auditory discrimination abilities of children with and without attention deficits were investigated to measure the variability due to different response modes (verbal [NU-6] and picture pointing [GFW]) and competing messages (GFW). Results showed no differences between response modes in quiet, but significant differences in noise between groups with(More)
PURPOSE In this systematic review, the peer-reviewed literature on the efficacy of interventions for school-age children with auditory processing disorder (APD) is critically evaluated. METHOD Searches of 28 electronic databases yielded 25 studies for analysis. These studies were categorized by research phase (e.g., exploratory, efficacy) and ranked on a(More)
Twenty-eight children identified with attention deficits and a comparison group of children without ADD were asked to judge the loudness of speech as comfortable (MCL) or tolerable (TL). Results indicated that children with attention deficits required a softer level to make both of these loudness judgements. Children with ADD had statistically significant(More)
Four-year-old male and female children from low and middle socio-economic class (SEC) were presented a dichotic syllable task. Both low and middle SEC males evidenced significant right-ear advantages. Neither low nor middle SEC females evidenced a significant right-ear advantage. The similar ear advantage in the low and middle SEC populations replicates a(More)
The cognitive use of language was evaluated among sixth-grade disadvantaged and nondisadvantaged children by eliciting spontaneous language samples in response to a series of 14 auditory stimuli, each depicting one or more human and/or mechanical sounds. -responses were analyzed according to the following dimensions: (a) units of thought: (b) concept(More)
Six year old deaf children with an average PTA of 105.7 dB were evaluated for speech and language skills using rating scales. Five rating scales were designed to assess language production, sign ability, overall communication skills, speech reception and speech intelligibility. Each scale incorporated five categories ranging from inability to complete(More)
Sixty-five 6-yr-old children from the New York State Schools for the Deaf were given the assessment of children's language comprehension (ACLC), administered orally and manually, along with a specially designed test of receptive language, the syntax screening test. The responses on the ACLC were analyzed according to selected word types. The test stimuli(More)
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