Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA
Wordless picture books versus standard stories for language assessment of Spanish-speaking children
Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Dr. Nola T. Radford
Dr. Mary Anne Nericcio
Dr. Liang Zeng
Narrative samples from Spanish-speaking children will be analyzed using a wordless picture book and standard storybook. Ages of participants will be between 6.0 and 7.11 years and demonstrate: normal hearing and vision, no familiarity with books used in study, and receptive and expressive language skills 1.5 to 2 standard deviations below the mean as predetermined by a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. The first story will be orally presented. Afterwards, children will respond to questions and retell the story. A silent presentation of the second story will follow, along with retelling of story and questions. Utterance length, sentence complexity, and vocabulary will be compared to determine if procedures were equally effective in eliciting language samples from Spanish-speaking children in the Rio Grande Valley. Implications for assessment will be discussed.
University of Texas-Pan American
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