First Advisor

Mary Gordon

Term of Graduation


Date of Publication


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech Communication: Speech and Hearing Sciences


Speech Communication




Language acquisition -- Children, English language -- Acquisition, Concept learning



Physical Description

1 online resource (55 pages)


The purpose of this project was to measure and compare the language concept growth of two clients who utilized different response modes; client A utilized the expressive mode and client B utilized the receptive mode. A systematic management program was administered to each client for eighteen sessions. The specific questions posed were:

1. Did both clients demonstrate the ability to verbalize concepts on the post-test of the individualized programs?

2. Did client A learn more concepts in eighteen sessions than client B as measured by the post-tests of the individualized programs and the Boehm Test of Basic Concepts?

3. Did both clients tend to learn each concept in a similar number of trials?


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A clinical research project submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Speech Communication with an emphasis in Speech Pathology/Audiology.

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