Remediating Humor Comprehension Deficits in Language-Impaired Students Language-impaired children and adolescents, in general, have been found to have significantly poorer comprehension of humor than their peers with normal language development. This paper discusses sources of difficulty for these students in understanding the various aspects of humor and describes general and specific techniques for remediating comprehension deficits. ... Research Article
Research Article  |   January 01, 1992
Remediating Humor Comprehension Deficits in Language-Impaired Students
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Cecile C. Spector, PhD
    North Rockland Schools, Garnerville, NY
  • Requests for reprints may be sent to Cecile C. Spector, North Rockland Schools, 65 Chapel Street, Gamerville, NY 10923.
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Language Disorders / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Research Articles
Research Article   |   January 01, 1992
Remediating Humor Comprehension Deficits in Language-Impaired Students
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1992, Vol. 23, 20-27. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2301.20
History: Received November 5, 1990 , Accepted April 11, 1991
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 1992, Vol. 23, 20-27. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2301.20
History: Received November 5, 1990; Accepted April 11, 1991

Language-impaired children and adolescents, in general, have been found to have significantly poorer comprehension of humor than their peers with normal language development. This paper discusses sources of difficulty for these students in understanding the various aspects of humor and describes general and specific techniques for remediating comprehension deficits.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT
The author thanks Mavis L. Donahue for her valuable suggestions on an earlier version of this manuscript.
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