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 (85 p.)
Children -- Language, Mother and child, Slow learning children, Toddlers
Research suggests that the linguistic environment of the expressive language delayed child is different from that of his peers. Does this difference actually exist and if so, what are its characteristics? The purpose of this study was to describe the linguistic characteristics of mothers' input to children with normal language acquisition and those of mothers of expressively delayed toddlers; and to identify any differences between these groups. Though considerable research exists in this area, few studies have dealt specifically with large groups of expressively delayed toddlers.
Elwood, Terril Joy, "Maternal linguistic input to normal and expressive language delayed toddlers" (1989). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3864.