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Year of Award

1982

Degree

Master of Science (MS)

College

College of Education & Allied Health

Department

Communication Disorders and Deaf Education

Keywords

dichotic, language disordered, cerebral, studdert-kennedy, test, consonants, medial

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to compare performance of children without a language disorder and language-disordered children in regard to cerebral dominance. The cerebral dominance was established by counting right ear responses to dichotically presented CVC syllables. Five children without a language disorder and five children with a diagnosed language disorder were given a prior training session. Two scorers then recorded the responses to 30 dichotically presented CVC pairs during the testing session. The results showed a significant difference between the five year old language-disordered children and the five-year-old children without a language disorder in identifying dichotically presented CVC syllables. Results from the study implied that tasks of auditory perception should precede language therapy and a dichotic listening test should accompany each language evaluation.

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