Narrative skills in Swedish children with language impairment

Christina Reuterskiold, Kristina Hansson, Birgitta Sahlén

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)733-744
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Communication Disorders
Volume44
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2011

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Keywords

  • Children
  • Language impairment
  • Narrative skills
  • Swedish-speaking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Linguistics and Language
  • Speech and Hearing
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • LPN and LVN

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Narrative skills in Swedish children with language impairment. / Reuterskiold, Christina; Hansson, Kristina; Sahlén, Birgitta.

In: Journal of Communication Disorders, Vol. 44, No. 6, 11.2011, p. 733-744.

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Reuterskiold, Christina ; Hansson, Kristina ; Sahlén, Birgitta. / Narrative skills in Swedish children with language impairment. In: Journal of Communication Disorders. 2011 ; Vol. 44, No. 6. pp. 733-744.
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