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Narrative skills in Swedish children with language impairment

Reuterskioeld, Christina; Hansson, Kristina LU and Sahlén, Birgitta LU (2011) In Journal of Communication Disorders 44(6). p.733-744
Abstract
This study investigated the development of narrative skills in Swedish children with language impairment between age 5 and age 10. Seventeen children with LI and two control groups of age peers with typical development participated in a picture elicited story telling task. Analyses included measures of story content, cohesion and grammar. Our subjects showed development in different areas from age 5 to 10, but they did not perform at the level of the controls at age 10 on number of different verbs used and percent grammatically correct C-units. We conclude that preschool children with LI develop in their narrative skills over time, but not to the level of their age-peers at age 10. Learning outcomes: The reader will be able to describe... (More)
This study investigated the development of narrative skills in Swedish children with language impairment between age 5 and age 10. Seventeen children with LI and two control groups of age peers with typical development participated in a picture elicited story telling task. Analyses included measures of story content, cohesion and grammar. Our subjects showed development in different areas from age 5 to 10, but they did not perform at the level of the controls at age 10 on number of different verbs used and percent grammatically correct C-units. We conclude that preschool children with LI develop in their narrative skills over time, but not to the level of their age-peers at age 10. Learning outcomes: The reader will be able to describe areas of vulnerability in Swedish-speaking children with language impairment in general, and related to narration in particular. Furthermore, the reader will be able to describe similarities in narrative skills between Swedish-speaking and English-speaking children with language impairment. (C) 2011 Published by Elsevier Inc. (Less)
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Narrative skills, Swedish-speaking, Children, Language impairment
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Journal of Communication Disorders
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44
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6
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733 - 744
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Elsevier
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1873-7994
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10.1016/j.jcomdis.2011.04.010
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  abstract     = {This study investigated the development of narrative skills in Swedish children with language impairment between age 5 and age 10. Seventeen children with LI and two control groups of age peers with typical development participated in a picture elicited story telling task. Analyses included measures of story content, cohesion and grammar. Our subjects showed development in different areas from age 5 to 10, but they did not perform at the level of the controls at age 10 on number of different verbs used and percent grammatically correct C-units. We conclude that preschool children with LI develop in their narrative skills over time, but not to the level of their age-peers at age 10. Learning outcomes: The reader will be able to describe areas of vulnerability in Swedish-speaking children with language impairment in general, and related to narration in particular. Furthermore, the reader will be able to describe similarities in narrative skills between Swedish-speaking and English-speaking children with language impairment. (C) 2011 Published by Elsevier Inc.},
  author       = {Reuterskioeld, Christina and Hansson, Kristina and Sahlén, Birgitta},
  issn         = {1873-7994},
  keyword      = {Narrative skills,Swedish-speaking,Children,Language impairment},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {733--744},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Journal of Communication Disorders},
  title        = {Narrative skills in Swedish children with language impairment},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcomdis.2011.04.010},
  volume       = {44},
  year         = {2011},
}