The Influence of Selected Home Background Variables on the Development of Oral Communication Skills in Children One hundred forty-three preadolescent subjects and their parents took part in a study to determine the effects of certain home background variables on the development of speech and language skills. The children were evaluated on 40 speech and language measures by classroom teachers and by speech specialists. Findings indicated that ... Research Article
Research Article  |   September 01, 1965
The Influence of Selected Home Background Variables on the Development of Oral Communication Skills in Children
 
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  • Michael Marge
    U. S. Office of Education, Washington, D. C.
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Research Article   |   September 01, 1965
The Influence of Selected Home Background Variables on the Development of Oral Communication Skills in Children
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, September 1965, Vol. 8, 291-309. doi:10.1044/jshr.0803.291
History: Received December 21, 1964
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, September 1965, Vol. 8, 291-309. doi:10.1044/jshr.0803.291
History: Received December 21, 1964

One hundred forty-three preadolescent subjects and their parents took part in a study to determine the effects of certain home background variables on the development of speech and language skills. The children were evaluated on 40 speech and language measures by classroom teachers and by speech specialists. Findings indicated that (a) the children of permissive mothers achieved higher scores in language maturity; (b) parental demands were strongly related to general speaking ability as assessed by teachers; and (c) greater use of techniques of speech training in the home led to higher scores in general speaking ability as assessed by teachers.

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