A Comparison of Developmental Sentence Scores from Head Start Children Collected in Four Conditions A comparison was made among Lee’s (1974) Developmental Sentence Scores and percentile scores computed from oral language samples elicited from 20 children in four conditions: single-object picture, toy, multiobject picture, and adult-child conversation. Each subject responded to the four elicitation conditions in a counterbalanced order. The experimenter typed verbatim protocols, ... Research Article
Research Article  |   January 01, 1977
A Comparison of Developmental Sentence Scores from Head Start Children Collected in Four Conditions
 
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  • Thomas M. Longhurst is an associate professor, Speech Pathology/Audiology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66506. Requests for reprints may be directed to him there. Judy J. File is a speech and language clinician with the Olathe, Kansas, public schools.
    Thomas M. Longhurst is an associate professor, Speech Pathology/Audiology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66506. Requests for reprints may be directed to him there. Judy J. File is a speech and language clinician with the Olathe, Kansas, public schools.×
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Research Article   |   January 01, 1977
A Comparison of Developmental Sentence Scores from Head Start Children Collected in Four Conditions
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1977, Vol. 8, 54-64. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.0801.54
History: Received July 15, 1975 , Accepted April 5, 1976
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1977, Vol. 8, 54-64. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.0801.54
History: Received July 15, 1975; Accepted April 5, 1976

A comparison was made among Lee’s (1974) Developmental Sentence Scores and percentile scores computed from oral language samples elicited from 20 children in four conditions: single-object picture, toy, multiobject picture, and adult-child conversation. Each subject responded to the four elicitation conditions in a counterbalanced order. The experimenter typed verbatim protocols, segmented them, and computed Developmental Sentence Scores and percentiles on all 80 language samples. Analysis of the data revealed that less-structured elicitation conditions produce the highest Developmental Sentence Scores and percentiles.

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