Requests for Information Linguistic, Cognitive, Pragmatic, and Environmental Variables Research Article
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Research Article  |   January 01, 1986
Requests for Information
 
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  • Annette M. Schwabe is affiliated with the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Providence Medical Center, 500-7th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98124. Requests for reprints should be sent to her at this address. Lesley B. Olswang is an assistant professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98124. Elinor Kriegsmann is affiliated with the Speech-Language and Hearing Services Group Health Cooperative and is a clinical instructor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98124.
    Annette M. Schwabe is affiliated with the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Providence Medical Center, 500-7th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98124. Requests for reprints should be sent to her at this address. Lesley B. Olswang is an assistant professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98124. Elinor Kriegsmann is affiliated with the Speech-Language and Hearing Services Group Health Cooperative and is a clinical instructor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98124.×
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Research Article   |   January 01, 1986
Requests for Information
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1986, Vol. 17, 38-55. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1701.38
History: Received October 15, 1984 , Accepted February 4, 1985
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1986, Vol. 17, 38-55. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1701.38
History: Received October 15, 1984; Accepted February 4, 1985

Requesting information through interrogative forms is an important linguistic device for learning about the world. The literature has regarded information requests as a developmental phenomenon which reflects the contiguous emergence of linguistic, cognitive, and pragmatic constituent skills in a particularly supportive environment. This paper presents a review of the constituent skills and environmental factors which influence the initial onset and continued acquisition of requests for information in normally developing children. This review provides the foundation for a protocol for assessing and treating children who are impaired in requesting information. Specific assessment and treatment plans are suggested.

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