Issue Date

1998

Abstract

This dissertation presents two experiments investigating the structural analysis of narratives produced by normal-hearing and hearing-impaired children. The results suggest that the evaluation of deaf children’s language at a discourse level is both possible and more relevant to academic achievement than traditional assessment procedures that focus on assessing language at a word, phrase or sentence level.

Language

English

Publisher

Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine

Subject (MeSH)

Language Development; Hearing Impaired Persons

Document Type

Thesis

Advisor

Geers, Ann; Beals, Diane; Nicholas, Johanna