Portland State University. Department of Speech Communication
Robert H. English
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech: Emphasis in Speech Pathology/Audiology
1 online resource (48 p.)
Children -- Language, Motor ability in children
The purpose of the present study was to determine the correlation between expressive language delay in children and their gross and fine motor skills. Twenty children five years through six years, eleven months with a diagnosed expressive language delay, were selected to participate in the study. Each was screened on the basis of normal hearing, receptive vocabulary skills, motor functioning, and an expressive language delay of one year or more. After screening procedures, each child was administered the Preschool Language Scale-PLS (Zimmerman, et al., 1969) and the short form of the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency-BOMP (Bruininks, 1978). The data were analyzed using a Pearson Product-Moment Correlation along with means, standard deviations, and a one-tailed t-test of significance.
Cunningham, Gail G., "The correlation between expressive language delay in children and their motor abilities" (1983). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3241.