Publication Date

1983

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Seaver, Earl J., III

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Communicative Disorders

LCSH

Mentally handicapped--Home care||Mentally handicapped--Institutional care||Mentally handicapped--Language

Abstract

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.

Comments

Bibliography: pages 52-55.

Extent

v, 55 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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