Bias Effects in Speech-Language Assessment and Decision-Making Within recent years, much research has been conducted with regard to possible biasing factors that impact upon the placement of children in special education programs. The present study examined the effects of a child's sex and socioeconomic status on referral, assessment, and decision-making in speech-language pathology. Results suggested that some ... Research Article
Research Article  |   April 01, 1988
Bias Effects in Speech-Language Assessment and Decision-Making
 
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  • Fred M. Grossman is an assistant professor in the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders, 253 Barkley Memorial Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE 68583-0731. Requests for reprints may be sent to him at this address. N. Kathleen Franklin is also ajO~liated with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
    Fred M. Grossman is an assistant professor in the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders, 253 Barkley Memorial Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE 68583-0731. Requests for reprints may be sent to him at this address. N. Kathleen Franklin is also ajO~liated with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.×
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Research Articles
Research Article   |   April 01, 1988
Bias Effects in Speech-Language Assessment and Decision-Making
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1988, Vol. 19, 153-159. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1902.153
History: Received October 29, 1986 , Accepted February 20, 1987
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1988, Vol. 19, 153-159. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1902.153
History: Received October 29, 1986; Accepted February 20, 1987

Within recent years, much research has been conducted with regard to possible biasing factors that impact upon the placement of children in special education programs. The present study examined the effects of a child's sex and socioeconomic status on referral, assessment, and decision-making in speech-language pathology. Results suggested that some referral and assessment decisions may be biased solely by the child's sex and socioeconomic status.

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