The relationship between language comprehension and production was examined with two severely language-deficient retarded subjects who were taught the plural form /z/. Comprehension and production were trained concurrently with different words in each mode until correct plural use occurred in the untrained mode for each word. Subsequent training of reversed… (More)
This study examined the syntactic abilities of neurologically normal and suspect preterm children at preschool age to characterize their language skills and to assess specific differences between groups. The Index of Productive Syntax was used to score language transcripts. The children exhibited reduced syntactic performance, particularly in the use of… (More)
Multiple aspects of speech and language performance of 29 four- to five-year-old preterm children (10 neurologically suspect) were assessed. Data were collected using a variety of measures including standardized tests and analysis of language samples. Each child's performance was compared with reference data on the various outcomes which yielded an over-all… (More)
Summary scores for Developmental Sentence Scoring and the Index of Productive Syntax were obtained from the language samples of 29 preterm children at preschool age. A moderate correlation obtained between these two measures of syntactic complexity. Only Index of Productive Syntax scores distinguished the language abilities of 19 neurologically normal from… (More)
Percent Consonants Correct (PCC) was computed for spontaneous connected speech samples and responses on a single-word articulation test from 29 preterm children in preschool. Maturity of speech motor control was also assessed. Moderate intercorrelations of all measures are mentioned with regard to clinical implications.
Measures of performance in phonology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics were obtained from the language samples of 29 preterm children at preschool age. A correlation of .43 was found between measures of phonology and syntax but other significant relationships were not found. Results are discussed relative to other research.
68 normal children were observed during play interaction with their mothers. Children's communicative acts were coded according to form and function, based on seven levels of communicative competence. Seven age groups, corresponding to the developmental predominance of each, were formed from birth to 30 mo. Each included equal numbers of girls and boys.… (More)