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Using a narrative retell tool; “Captain Grey and The Greedy Aliens”, what do typically developing children tell us about verb production at sentence level?

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dc.contributor.author O'Brien, Sinead
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-10T13:55:54Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-10T13:55:54Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/4072
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Background: Research has found that children with Specific Language Impairment (CwSLI) often have difficulties with verb and verb structure. This research project has been undertaken to support development of a test of sentence production for children with language difficulties. Speech and Language Therapists currently have no comprehensive test of verb use in sentences of children with language impairments. A story retell tool, “Captain Grey and the Greedy Aliens”, was designed which targets a range of semantic-syntactic verb clauses and their associated argument structures. Aims: To collect and analyse normative data from typically developing children aged 4; 06-12; 00 using a newly developed narrative retell told. Methods and Procedures: The Test of Verb Knowledge (TOVK) and “Captain Grey and the Greedy Aliens” was administered to 91 typically developing children (TDC) aged 4;10-12;0 years. Statistical analysis was carried out using SPSS v.20. Qualitative analyse was carried out on the verb errors that occurred. Outcomes and Results: A significant relationship was identified between verb knowledge and sentence level variables. Descriptive data indicated that there was a ceiling effect across the older age bands in the TOVK and sentence level variables. Verb errors were evident across all age bands with the majority of these being in the age bands on low frequency verbs. Conclusions and Implications: This story retell tool could be a useful assessment in the identification of language impairments. Prior to standardisation a larger sample size should be recruited, in particular the children in the younger age bands. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher University of Limerick en_US
dc.subject specific language impairment en_US
dc.subject normative data en_US
dc.subject verbs en_US
dc.subject argument structure en_US
dc.subject story retell en_US
dc.subject standardisation en_US
dc.subject verb knowledge en_US
dc.title Using a narrative retell tool; “Captain Grey and The Greedy Aliens”, what do typically developing children tell us about verb production at sentence level? en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_theses_dissertations en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.type.thesisType Taught


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