Portland State University. Department of Speech Communication
Mary E. Gordon
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech with Emphasis in Speech Pathology
1 online resource (83 p.)
Children -- Language -- Testing
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of geographical differences on the DSS normative data for children ages 2 6.0 to 6.11, by comparing the original DSS normative data (Koenigsknecht, 1974) with that obtained in Canby, Oregon. A collateral purpose was to develop norms for the geographical area of Canby, Oregon, using the DSS procedure. Forty children, ten within each of the four, three-month age subgroups between 6.0 and 6.11, were chosen. All of the children came from monolingual, middle-class families and had normal hearing, normal receptive vocabulary skills, and no known unusual social, developmental, or behavioral histories. A language sample, from which a corpus of 50 utterances was selected for analysis, was elicited from each child. Each corpus was analyzed according to the DSS procedures recommended by Lee (1974).
Tilden-Browning, Stacy Ann, "A comparative study of the developmental sentence scoring normative data obtained in Canby, Oregon, and the Midwest, for children between the ages of 6.0 and 6.11 years" (1985). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3518.