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.
Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine
Language Development; Hearing Impaired Persons
Geers, Ann; Beals, Diane; Nicholas, Johanna
Crosson, Jillian Ann, "Structural analysis of narratives produced by normal-hearing and deaf children" (1998). Independent Studies and Capstones. Paper 333. Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine.