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Production and comprehension of narrative discourse in normal and language disordered children



Production and comprehension of narrative discourse in normal and language disordered children



Journal of Communication Disorders 18(6): 409-428



Children's use of cohesion in spoken narratives was compared across three groups: normal, language disordered with good story comprehension, and language disordered with poor story comprehension (CA: 7:6-10.6). Comprehension was defined by the children's responses to questions structured to assess both factual information and knowledge of episodic relationships. Results indicated that the good comprehending language disordered children and the normal children used similar linguistic cohesive structures, but both groups differed from the poor comprehending language disordered children. Both groups of language disordered children used less adequate cohesion than the normal children. Discussion and conclusions are presented on the various levels of language ability that contribute to narrative discourse.

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DOI: 10.1016/0021-9924(85)90030-9


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