Publication Date

1991

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Kresheck, Janet D.

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Communicative Disorders

LCSH

Children with mental disabilities--Language--Testing||English language--Phonology--Testing

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the short-term, test-retest reliability of the Khan-Lewi s Phonological Analysis (KLPA) to identify phonological disorders in pre-school and primary school children who are educably mentally retarded (EMR). The subjects consisted of 12 girls and 12 boys classified as EMR with a mean chronological age of 7 years, 6 months and a mean mental age of 5 years, 1 month. The results of this study indicated that the KLPA was a highly reliable tool when used to identify individual phonological processes and overall total raw scores in children who are educably mentally retarded. However, when the KLPA's phonological process ratings were used to determine therapy eligibility, the results were less reliable, reflecting a 62% accuracy.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages [38]-40)

Extent

v, 45 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

Media Type

Text

Share

COinS