Measures of Syntax in School-Age Children and Adolescents Syntactic measures developed for preschool children are insensitive to later-developing forms produced by older children. Information concerning syntax in school-age children and adolescents is available but has not yet emerged as a set of measures widely used by speech-language pathologists. This article identifies several sources of information about syntax from ... Clinical Forum
Clinical Forum  |   October 01, 1995
Measures of Syntax in School-Age Children and Adolescents
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Cheryl M. Scott
    Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
  • Sharon L. Stokes
    Oklahoma State Department of Health, Stillwater
Article Information
Development / School-Based Settings / Normal Language Processing / Language Disorders / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Clinical Forum: Language Norms in Children and Adolescents
Clinical Forum   |   October 01, 1995
Measures of Syntax in School-Age Children and Adolescents
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 1995, Vol. 26, 309-319. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2604.309
History: Received November 2, 1993 , Accepted March 25, 1994
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 1995, Vol. 26, 309-319. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2604.309
History: Received November 2, 1993; Accepted March 25, 1994

Syntactic measures developed for preschool children are insensitive to later-developing forms produced by older children. Information concerning syntax in school-age children and adolescents is available but has not yet emerged as a set of measures widely used by speech-language pathologists. This article identifies several sources of information about syntax from language samples (spoken and written) and from standardized language tests. Language samples yield information on sentence length, clause density, and use of higher level, discourse-motivated structures. Syntactic subtests from three standardized language tests for school-age children and adolescents are analyzed in order to determine structural content and processing format.

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