Assessing Communicative Intents in Young Children Low Structured Observation or Elicitation Tasks? Reports
Reports  |   February 01, 1987
Assessing Communicative Intents in Young Children
 
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Reports   |   February 01, 1987
Assessing Communicative Intents in Young Children
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, February 1987, Vol. 52, 44-49. doi:10.1044/jshd.5201.44
History: Received May 5, 1986 , Accepted June 20, 1986
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, February 1987, Vol. 52, 44-49. doi:10.1044/jshd.5201.44
History: Received May 5, 1986; Accepted June 20, 1986

This longitudinal study examines the effectiveness of two different assessment methodologies, low structured observation and structured elicitation tasks, to obtain communicative intents from 35 sensorimotor children. The subjects, 9 months of age at the onset of the study, were observed under the two experimental conditions every 3 months, for a 15-month period. The results reveal differences between the two approaches that vary according to the age of the child and eliciting context. The implications of the findings are examined.

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