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dc.contributor.advisorSheng, Li, Ph. D.en
dc.creatorSzarmach, Elaine Heatheren
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-07T13:58:15Zen
dc.date.available2012-08-07T13:58:15Zen
dc.date.issued2012-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2012en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2012-05-5190en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractA research review of eleven studies pertaining to receptive language performance among nonverbal, school-age children with cerebral palsy was completed. The purpose of this review was to identify components and predictor variables of receptive language growth among the target population. The studies were analyzed to further explore how limited verbal output related to comprehension level and to determine appropriate expectations for receptive abilities within the target population. Results suggested that language performances within the domains of verbal and written comprehension were generally lower compared to children matched for chronological age. However, performances were also highly variable among the target population, indicating the potential for typical receptive language development despite impaired expressive abilities. In addition, the following variables demonstrated predictive patterns across subjects: type of cerebral palsy, home literacy environment, and reading status. Clinical implications, including assessment and treatment planning considerations that are sensitive to unique developmental patterns demonstrated in the target population, are discussed. The empirical focus on language output and the use of mixed age groups in current studies on cerebral palsy warrant future research. Additional investigations of receptive language growth as it relates to specific age groups within this clinical population are needed.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectComprehensionen
dc.subjectReceptive languageen
dc.subjectNonverbalen
dc.subjectCerebral Palsyen
dc.subjectSchool ageen
dc.subjectReceptive grammaren
dc.subjectReceptive vocabularyen
dc.subjectEarly literacyen
dc.titleReceptive language development in nonverbal children with cerebral palsy : research review of patterns and predictor variablesen
dc.title.alternativeResearch review of patterns and predictor variablesen
dc.date.updated2012-08-07T13:58:22Zen
dc.identifier.slug2152/ETD-UT-2012-05-5190en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberFranco, Jessicaen
dc.description.departmentCommunication Sciences and Disordersen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentCommunication Sciences and Disordersen
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunication Sciences and Disordersen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen


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