Article  |   January 1991
Referential Communication Skills
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Development / School-Based Settings / Language Disorders / Attention, Memory & Executive Functions
Article   |   January 1991
Referential Communication Skills
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1991, Vol. 22, 296-301. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2201.296
History: Received November 15, 1989 , Accepted March 15, 1990
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1991, Vol. 22, 296-301. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2201.296
History: Received November 15, 1989; Accepted March 15, 1990

Referential communication skills involve the ability to provide and understand specific information. Typical skills include giving and following directions, asking questions, and making explanations. These skills are important in classroom discourse. This article outlines some of the critical skills needed in referential communication and then reviews some of the deficits in the referential communication skills of learning-disabled and/or language-impaired children. Finally, suggested therapy procedures based on training studies are provided.

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