Portland State University. Department of Speech Communication
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech with Emphasis in Speech Pathology
1 online resource (72 p.)
Interpersonal communication in children, Social interaction in children, Slow learning children, Children -- Language, Toddlers
The purpose of this study was to compare expressive communication, receptive communication, and socialization achievement in 18- to 34-month-old ELD toddlers to the same skills in normally-speaking children. The questions this study sought to answer were, how do the three skill areas in ELD toddlers compare with the same skills in normal toddlers?, will ELD subjects evidence specific profiles of deficits involving not only expressive but receptive and social skills as well? and, within the ELD subjects will two subgroups emerge, one group having poor expressive skills only, and a second group having deficits in addition to expression.
Spangle-Looney, Shawn, "Communication and socialization profiles in toddlers with expressive language delay" (1988). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3843.