Object Transformations in the Play of Language-Impaired Children The play behavior of 10 language-impaired children was observed. Their performances in play were compared to those of 10 normal-language children matched for chronological age as well as to those of 10 normal-language children matched for mean length of utterance. The children were observed as they played spontaneously with a ... Reports
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Object Transformations in the Play of Language-Impaired Children
 
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Reports   |   November 01, 1988
Object Transformations in the Play of Language-Impaired Children
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, November 1988, Vol. 53, 459-466. doi:10.1044/jshd.5304.459
History: Received August 17, 1987 , Accepted December 11, 1987
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, November 1988, Vol. 53, 459-466. doi:10.1044/jshd.5304.459
History: Received August 17, 1987; Accepted December 11, 1987

The play behavior of 10 language-impaired children was observed. Their performances in play were compared to those of 10 normal-language children matched for chronological age as well as to those of 10 normal-language children matched for mean length of utterance. The children were observed as they played spontaneously with a standard group of toys and as they played with objects that required object transformations for successful play. The chronological age-matched normal subjects showed a trend toward performance of more object transformations in play than either the language-impaired or younger normal-language children. Additionally, although object transformations were observed in both segments, all children performed more object transformations with objects than with toys.

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