Portland State University. Department of Speech Communication
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech and Hearing Sciences
1 online resource (95 p.)
Narration (Rhetoric), Children -- Language, Slow learning children
Children's narrative language plays a critical role in guiding the transition between oral language and literacy (Roth & Spekman, 1989; Westby, 1989). Narrative comprehension and production by normally achieving and language delayed school-aged children have been studied. Many of these studies have involved story retellings. Few have studied how spontaneously produced narratives are organized especially by young children.
McFarland, Lisa L., "A study of the narrative skills in kindergarten children with normal, impaired, and late developing language development" (1992). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 4417.