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dc.contributor.authorWesterveld, Marleenen_US
dc.contributor.authorJ. Heilmann, Johnen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T16:08:33Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T16:08:33Z
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.date.modified2013-08-22T22:46:36Z
dc.identifier.issn13613286en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/47016
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Analysis of children's oral narratives is a frequently used naturalistic assessment technique. Comparing children's oral narrative performance to databases of samples elicited from typically developing speakers aids in the identification of language impairment and thus enhances the clinical utility of the assessment process. To investigate the potential usefulness of existing databases across different geographic locations, this study compared the story retelling performance of English-speaking children from New Zealand (NZ) to samples from the United States (US) contained in a widely used reference database available with Systematic Analysis of Language Transcripts software (SALT). Method: Sixty-six NZ children (age 6;0 to 7;11) who showed typical development participated. Their performance was compared to 73 age-matched samples from the United States. All children retold the story Frog, Where Are You? using a standard protocol. Approximately half of the NZ children (n = 31) retold the story without picture support, whereas all other children were allowed to refer to the pictures during retelling. Language samples were analysed on measures of verbal productivity, semantic diversity, syntactic complexity, verbal fluency, and story quality. Results: The results indicated that variables measuring verbal productivity, semantic diversity, and story quality were sensitive to changes in elicitation procedures (presence or absence of pictures during retelling), but not to differences in geographic location (US vs. NZ). In contrast, verbal fluency was sensitive to both elicitation condition and geographic location. Implications: The results from this study suggest that, when comparing a story retelling sample to a reference database, adhering to the language sampling elicitation protocol may be more important than the geographic origin of the database.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherPlural Publishingen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.pluralpublishing.com/cgi-bin/apps/orderLive.cgi?DL=1&FormID=JournalArticlesPDF&OrderID=PD1334071769&ItemPW=7583705&ItemID=APJ_15_SOen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom129en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto143en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAsia Pacific Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearingen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume15en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchApplied Linguistics and Educational Linguisticsen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLinguistic Structures (incl. Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics)en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode200401en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode200408en_US
dc.titleThe effects of geographic location and picture support on children's story retelling performanceen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2012 Maney Publishing. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
gro.date.issued2012
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