Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech: Emphasis in Speech Pathology/Audiology


Speech and Hearing Sciences

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1 online resource (23 pages)


Deaf -- Means of communication, Lipreading, Speech perception -- Testing




This study is limited standardization of the "Children's Speechreading Test" designed by Dr. Dolores S. Butt of the University of New Mexico. After studying the development of language skills in young acoustically handicapped children, she randomly selected subjects from 10 nursery schools and primary departments of schools for the deaf and administered her test to these children. The purpose of the present study is to provide a limited standardization of the "Children's speechreading Test" on normal hearing children. Although Dr. Butt indicates some relation of her test to intelligence, no attempt was made in this pilot study to correlate mental ability with speechreading ability. The "children's Speechreading Test" reproduced in complete form in Appendix A, was administered to 20 normal hearing children, all of whom were in the first grade. Information in the form of raw scores was then to utilized in calculating the standard deviation and percentile scores. Information gained from administering the test was also to be utilized to predict further investigation regarding the usefulness of this test. In addition a further purpose of this pilot project was to compile the materials necessary for administration of the test for future use in the Portland State University Speech and Hearing Clinic.


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