Article  |   April 1988
Mild/Moderate Behaviorally Disordered Students
Article   |   April 1988
Mild/Moderate Behaviorally Disordered Students
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools April 1988, Vol.19, 191-200. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1902.191
History: Accepted 02 Nov 1987 , Received 06 Apr 1987
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools April 1988, Vol.19, 191-200. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1902.191
History: Accepted 02 Nov 1987 , Received 06 Apr 1987

The purpose of the present investigation was to examine the language skills of a group of 38 mildly to moderately behavior-disordered students. At issue was whether such students suffer from language disorders as has been reported for Children with more severe behavior disorders such as autism. The results from the Test of Language Development-Intermediate (TOLD-I) (Hammill & Newcomer, 1982) revealed that 37 of the children (97%) fell a minimum of one standard deviation below the normative mean on one or more of the TOLD-I subtests. These findings are offered in support of the notion that the mildly to moderately behavior-disordered child is at risk for language disorders.

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