Spontaneous Language Profiles of Children with Word-Finding Problems This investigation examined children's word-finding skills in connected speech. Spontaneous language samples of normal and language-disordered children from 7- to 12-years-old were assessed as to the presence of specific word-finding characteristics. Two spontaneous language profiles emerged that were unique to children with word-finding problems. Productivity level and specific word-finding behaviors ... Research Article
Research Article  |   July 01, 1987
Spontaneous Language Profiles of Children with Word-Finding Problems
 
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  • Diane J. German is a professor of Special Education at the National College of Education, Foster G. McGaw Graduate School, 2840 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60201. Requests for reprints may be sent to her at this address.
    Diane J. German is a professor of Special Education at the National College of Education, Foster G. McGaw Graduate School, 2840 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60201. Requests for reprints may be sent to her at this address.×
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Research Article   |   July 01, 1987
Spontaneous Language Profiles of Children with Word-Finding Problems
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1987, Vol. 18, 217-230. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1803.217
History: Received May 28, 1985 , Accepted January 28, 1986
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1987, Vol. 18, 217-230. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1803.217
History: Received May 28, 1985; Accepted January 28, 1986

This investigation examined children's word-finding skills in connected speech. Spontaneous language samples of normal and language-disordered children from 7- to 12-years-old were assessed as to the presence of specific word-finding characteristics. Two spontaneous language profiles emerged that were unique to children with word-finding problems. Productivity level and specific word-finding behaviors differentiated the groups. Diagnostic implications for assessing word-finding skills in connected speech were discussed.

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