Story Recall and Inferencing Skills in Language/Learning-Disabled and Nondisabled Children Children's ability to recall information and draw inferences from orally presented narratives was examined in sixteen 9- to 10-year-old language/learning-disabled (LLD) children and two groups of normally developing children (sixteen 9- to 10-year-olds and sixteen 6- to 7-year-olds). Short fable-like stories were presented to the children, followed by a series ... Reports
Reports  |   February 01, 1987
Story Recall and Inferencing Skills in Language/Learning-Disabled and Nondisabled Children
 
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Reports   |   February 01, 1987
Story Recall and Inferencing Skills in Language/Learning-Disabled and Nondisabled Children
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, February 1987, Vol. 52, 50-55. doi:10.1044/jshd.5201.50
History: Received April 7, 1986 , Accepted June 13, 1986
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, February 1987, Vol. 52, 50-55. doi:10.1044/jshd.5201.50
History: Received April 7, 1986; Accepted June 13, 1986

Children's ability to recall information and draw inferences from orally presented narratives was examined in sixteen 9- to 10-year-old language/learning-disabled (LLD) children and two groups of normally developing children (sixteen 9- to 10-year-olds and sixteen 6- to 7-year-olds). Short fable-like stories were presented to the children, followed by a series of premise and inference questions (half true and half false). The children were also asked to retell each story in their own words either before or after the question sets. Significant overall differences in performance (p < .05) were seen between the LLD group and the age-matched control group and between the two control groups. The LLD children did not differ significantly from the younger aged control group. Additionally the LLD group exhibited significantly more disparity between the true and false questions than the age-matched controls. For all the groups, inference questions were significantly more difficult than premise questions. Recall of the story prior to answering questions had no effect on question answering.

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