Mild/Moderate Behaviorally Disordered Students A Population at Risk for Language Disorders Research Article
Research Article  |   April 1988
Mild/Moderate Behaviorally Disordered Students
 
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  • Stephen M. Camarata is in the Department of Communication Disorders, Penn State University, 104 Moore Building, University Park, PA 16802. Requests for reprints may be sent to him at this address. Charles A. Hughes and Kathy L. Ruhl are in the Department of Special Education, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802.
    Stephen M. Camarata is in the Department of Communication Disorders, Penn State University, 104 Moore Building, University Park, PA 16802. Requests for reprints may be sent to him at this address. Charles A. Hughes and Kathy L. Ruhl are in the Department of Special Education, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802.×
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Research 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: Received April 6, 1987 , Accepted November 2, 1987
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1988, Vol. 19, 191-200. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.1902.191
History: Received April 6, 1987; Accepted November 2, 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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