First Advisor

Dr. Robert H. English

Date of Publication


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech






Oregon school entrance speech screening test Speech disorders in children -- Diagnosis



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1 online resource (89 p.)


This study was designed to validate a speech screening device entitled the Oregon School Entrance Speech Screening Test. The OSESST was developed to identify quickly those children entering first grade who are in need of speech and language intervention. The present study sought to determine what proportion of children with speech and language disorders was not detected by the screening test and what proportion of children without speech and language disorders failed the OSESSI. In addition, this study undertook to determine whether results of this investigation are consistent with those obtained on the OSESST in areas of articulation, syntax, language reception and expression, voice, and speech fluency.

Subjects for this investigation were forty children just entering first grade in Tillamook County. Twenty-one were randomly selected from those who passed the screening test and nineteen from those who failed. This investigator received the forty subjects in random order and without prior knowledge of which children passed or failed the screening test.


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A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Speech: Emphasis Speech Pathology and Audiology

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