Seaver, Earl J., III
M.A. (Master of Arts)
Department of Communicative Disorders
Mentally handicapped--Home care; Mentally handicapped--Institutional care; Mentally handicapped--Language
This study investigated the influence of institutional environment upon the language skills of mentally retarded adults. Expressive syntax and receptive vocabulary levels of twenty mentally retarded adults now living in residential community-based programs were studied. Ten subjects had. come from institutionalized settings and ten had come from non-institutionalized settings before their present community placements. For each experimental group, a standard language assessment battery was administered to obtain receptive and expressive language scores. Although the non-institutionalized group scored higher on all tests than the institutionalized group, an Analysis of Variance yielded non-significance at the .05 level of confidence.
Vujanovic, Bosiljka, "Institutionalization versus non-institutionalization : an investigation into the language skills of mentally retarded adults" (1983). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 3592.
v, 55 pages
Northern Illinois University
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