Language Deficiency of Disadvantaged Children This investigation examined the extent to which culturally disadvantaged children are retarded in language development compared to other children. Subjects were 53 children between the ages of 48 months and 67 months, 40 of whom were considered culturally disadvantaged. All children were given the Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities, and ... Research Article
Research Article  |   June 01, 1969
Language Deficiency of Disadvantaged Children
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Sanford E. Gerber
    University of California, Santa Barbara, California
  • Christina G. Hertel
    Sacramento Hearing and Speech Center, Sacramento, California
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Research Articles
Research Article   |   June 01, 1969
Language Deficiency of Disadvantaged Children
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1969, Vol. 12, 270-280. doi:10.1044/jshr.1202.270
History: Received July 23, 1968
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1969, Vol. 12, 270-280. doi:10.1044/jshr.1202.270
History: Received July 23, 1968

This investigation examined the extent to which culturally disadvantaged children are retarded in language development compared to other children. Subjects were 53 children between the ages of 48 months and 67 months, 40 of whom were considered culturally disadvantaged. All children were given the Illinois Test of Psycholinguistic Abilities, and 50 utterances were elicited from each child. As had been hypothesized, on virtually every test the culturally disadvantaged children scored significantly lower than did the other children.

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