Advisor

Rhea Paul

Date of Award

1990

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech with Emphasis in Speech Pathology

Department

Speech Communication

Physical Description

1 online resource (85 p.)

Subjects

Language acquisition, Otitis media in children

DOI

10.15760/etd.5984

Abstract

While there is agreement in the literature that otitis media is an extremely prevalent disorder among young children, there is disagreement as to the effect that otitis media has on language development. The lack of definitive research attests to the complexity of the issue and to the need for continued research.

This study examined the relationship between an early history of otitis media and the language development of a group of "late talkers". The 28 toddlers in this group, while otherwise normal, were late to begin to speak. Each of the subjects was placed into one of two subgroups, depending upon their reported experience with otitis media. When the children were four years old, they were evaluated using the TOLD-P and a spontaneous speech sample. A similar group of 25 children who had a history of normal language development was also examined.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/23610

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