Productive Language Abilities in Learning Disabled Adolescents

Wiig, Elisabeth H.; Semel, Eleanor M.
November 1975
Journal of Learning Disabilities;Nov1975, Vol. 8 Issue 9
Academic Journal
Evaluates and compares the accuracy and speed of semantic production, sentence formulation and word definition abilities by learning disabled (LD) and academically achieving adolescents. Comparison of rating speech characteristics; More agrammatical sentences and grammatical sentences of shorter length produced by LD adolescents; Productive language deficits observed in LD adolescents.


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