Original Publication Date
Year of Award
College of Education and Allied Health
Master of Science (MS)
Communication Disorders and Deaf Education
Dr. Janie vonWolfseck
The purpose of this study was to determine if increasing the number of teacher Wh-questions and pause times following the questions to a minimum of five seconds produced an increase in quantity of response in severely handicapped students. Using an Emerson K3662 portable tape recorder, two groups of children were audio recorded twice. One group was the control group. The teacher of the experimental group was instructed to increase Wh-questions and pause times. Inclusion in the group of children was dependent on a mental age of five or below. Results indicated an increase in responses for the experimental group. Teacher pause times decreased for the experimental group and stayed the same for the control group. The experimental group students responded more without increasing pause time.
Kelley, Carolyn A., "Effects of Increased Teacher WH-Questions and Prolonged Pause Times on the Quantity of Responses of Severely Handicapped Students" (1987). Archives Theses & Capstone Projects. 63.
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