Sentence Imitation in Kindergarten Children at Risk for Learning Disability A Comparative Study Research Article
Research Article  |   January 01, 1984
Sentence Imitation in Kindergarten Children at Risk for Learning Disability
 
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  • Carol Swift, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of the School of Human and Educational Services, Oakland University, Rochester, MI 48063. Requests for reprints can be sent to this address.
    Carol Swift, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of the School of Human and Educational Services, Oakland University, Rochester, MI 48063. Requests for reprints can be sent to this address.×
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Research Articles
Research Article   |   January 01, 1984
Sentence Imitation in Kindergarten Children at Risk for Learning Disability
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1984, Vol. 15, 10-15. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1501.10
History: Received March 15, 1982 , Accepted July 15, 1982
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1984, Vol. 15, 10-15. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1501.10
History: Received March 15, 1982; Accepted July 15, 1982

The Carrow Elicited Language Inventory was used to compare the imitation skills of kindergarten children identified as high risk for learning disability with those of a normal control group. A significant difference was found between the two groups in the total number of errors. Differences were also found in the ability to imitate adjectives, conjunctions, pronouns, and verbs. An incidental finding, failure on the part of many high-risk subjects to imitate interrogative stimuli, is discussed in terms of a processing deficit.

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