Stephens, M. Irene (Mary Irene)
M.A. (Master of Arts)
Department of Communicative Disorders
Storytelling; Comprehension; Adolescent psychology; Hearing impaired children--Psychology
Hearing-impaired adolescents' ability to comprehend propositional and inferential information from narratives, presented through Pidgin Signed English, was examined in ten, 17- to 19-year-old hearing-impaired adolescents. Four short stories were presented to the subjects, followed by four premise and four inference questions (half true and half false). Significant effect of question category (premise versus inference) was found (p < .01), with inference questions being the more difficult. A significant effect of question type (true versus false) was not found.
Scholle, Margaret M., "Story comprehension abilities of hearing impaired adolescents" (1988). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 5058.
Northern Illinois University
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