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Comparing The Quality Of Language Samples Obtained Under Three Sampling Conditions From Children With Hearing Impairment, Katie E. Stilwell May 2008

Comparing The Quality Of Language Samples Obtained Under Three Sampling Conditions From Children With Hearing Impairment, Katie E. Stilwell

Masters Theses

Objective: To determine if there was an optimal language sampling context for children with hearing impairment; specifically, if any well-documented method of obtaining a language sample was superior to the others in describing the areas of language that are known to serve as a foundation for later literacy development.

Participants: Nine children with hearing impairment who used oral language as their primary mode of communication from the University of Tennessee Child Hearing Services clinic were selected to participate in the study. All were from Caucasian families who spoke English as their primary language and with the exception of hearing impairment ...


The Effects Of Narrative Based Language Intervention On Children With Cochlear Implants, Ellie Carol Justice May 2007

The Effects Of Narrative Based Language Intervention On Children With Cochlear Implants, Ellie Carol Justice

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Objective: The purpose of the current study was to examine the effectiveness of Narrative Based Language Intervention (NBLI) with children who have cochlear implants (Cis). The researchers sought to determine in a preliminary study whether a 6-week production-based intervention approach focusing on production of grammatical structure, as well as narrative content and form, would produce similar results in children with Cis as previously shown in children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI).

Participants: Three girls, ages 5;4 - 8;0, participated in the study. Participants were recruited from Child Hearing Services (CHS) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK). The children ...


The Relationship Among Nasality Ratings Of Single Words, Phrases, And Running Speech Samples Obtained From Cleft Palate Children, Hal Jefferson Daniel Jun 1967

The Relationship Among Nasality Ratings Of Single Words, Phrases, And Running Speech Samples Obtained From Cleft Palate Children, Hal Jefferson Daniel

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The Problem and Definition of Terms Used: This study is concerned with the relationships between rating of nasality of cleft palate children while speaking structured words and structured phrases and the nasality ratings of the children speaking unstructured running speech.