Language Performance in Low-Achieving Elementary School Students The purpose of the present study was to compare normally achieving and low-achieving (LA) elementary school-age children on a wide range of linguistic tasks. Over half of the LA group earned scores on the language measures that were low enough to suggest consideration for evaluation and/or treatment. Implications for referral ... Research Article
Research Article  |   April 01, 1992
Language Performance in Low-Achieving Elementary School Students
 
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  • Susan S. Hill
    Auburn University, Auburn, AL
  • William O. Haynes, PhD
    Auburn University, Auburn, AL
  • Contact author: William O. Haynes, PhD, Department of Communication Disorders, 1199 Haley Center, Auburn University, AL 36849-5232.
    Contact author: William O. Haynes, PhD, Department of Communication Disorders, 1199 Haley Center, Auburn University, AL 36849-5232.×
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Research Article   |   April 01, 1992
Language Performance in Low-Achieving Elementary School Students
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1992, Vol. 23, 169-175. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2302.169
History: Received February 21, 1991 , Accepted June 20, 1991
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1992, Vol. 23, 169-175. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2302.169
History: Received February 21, 1991; Accepted June 20, 1991

The purpose of the present study was to compare normally achieving and low-achieving (LA) elementary school-age children on a wide range of linguistic tasks. Over half of the LA group earned scores on the language measures that were low enough to suggest consideration for evaluation and/or treatment. Implications for referral and treatment of the LA population are discussed.

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