Maternal education and measures of early speech and language.

  title={Maternal education and measures of early speech and language.},
  author={Christine A. Dollaghan and Thomas F. Campbell and Jack L. Paradise and Heidi M. Feldman and Janine E. Janosky and D N Pitcairn and Marcia Kurs-Lasky},
  journal={Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR},
  volume={42 6},
The present study was designed to determine whether 4 measures of children's spontaneous speech and language differed according to the educational level of the children's mothers. Spontaneous language samples from 240 three-year-old children were analyzed to determine mean length of utterance in morphemes (MLUm), number of different words (NDW), total number of words (TNW), and percentage of consonants correct (PCC). A norm-referenced, knowledge-dependent measure of language comprehension, the… CONTINUE READING
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