Assessing Pragmatic Skills in Children's Language The purpose of this article is to provide the speech-language pathologist with information regarding the assessment of pragmatic skills in children's language. The authors delineate the most frequently occurring problems in pragmatic functions of children's language. Necessary considerations involved in taking a language sample that will allow analysis of pragmatic ... Research Article
Research Article  |   January 01, 1984
Assessing Pragmatic Skills in Children's Language
 
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  • Ann R. Johnson, Elizabeth B. Johnston, and Barbara D. Weinrich are all affiliated with the Department of Communication and Theatre, Miami University. Requests for reprints should be sent to Ann R. Johnson, Department of Communication and Theatre, Speech and Hearing Clinic, Bachelor Hall, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056.
    Ann R. Johnson, Elizabeth B. Johnston, and Barbara D. Weinrich are all affiliated with the Department of Communication and Theatre, Miami University. Requests for reprints should be sent to Ann R. Johnson, Department of Communication and Theatre, Speech and Hearing Clinic, Bachelor Hall, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056.×
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Research Article   |   January 01, 1984
Assessing Pragmatic Skills in Children's Language
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1984, Vol. 15, 2-9. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1501.02
History: Received April 5, 1982 , Accepted June 10, 1982
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1984, Vol. 15, 2-9. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1501.02
History: Received April 5, 1982; Accepted June 10, 1982

The purpose of this article is to provide the speech-language pathologist with information regarding the assessment of pragmatic skills in children's language. The authors delineate the most frequently occurring problems in pragmatic functions of children's language. Necessary considerations involved in taking a language sample that will allow analysis of pragmatic parameters is given, and an analysis of a dialogue sample is included.

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