What's the story? narration and comprehension in Swedish preschool children with language impairment

Christina Reuterskiold, Birgitta Sahlén, Ulrika Nettelbladt

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This study investigated the possibility of identifying narrative problems at an early age (5-year-old children with language impairment). Furthermore, we explored the relationship between the comprehension of a story and the ability to structure the contents of the same story in a group of preschool children with language impairment. The results showed that the participants did not exhibit age-appropriate narrative skills. We also found that good comprehension of the narrative is a prerequisite for the ability to produce a story with a content structure in a retelling task. Methodological issues are discussed and the clinical implications highlighted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-137
Number of pages25
JournalChild Language Teaching and Therapy
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1999

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  • Clinical Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Education
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Speech and Hearing

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What's the story? narration and comprehension in Swedish preschool children with language impairment. / Reuterskiold, Christina; Sahlén, Birgitta; Nettelbladt, Ulrika.

In: Child Language Teaching and Therapy, Vol. 15, No. 2, 1999, p. 113-137.

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