Written Narratives of Deaf and Hearing Students Story Recall and Inference Research Article
Research Article  |   March 01, 1985
Written Narratives of Deaf and Hearing Students
 
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  • Ann Beth Sarachan-Deily
    The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY
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Research Article   |   March 01, 1985
Written Narratives of Deaf and Hearing Students
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1985, Vol. 28, 151-159. doi:10.1044/jshr.2801.151
History: Received March 19, 1984 , Accepted November 26, 1984
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, March 1985, Vol. 28, 151-159. doi:10.1044/jshr.2801.151
History: Received March 19, 1984; Accepted November 26, 1984

The ability of deaf high school students to recall propositions and inferences from prose was examined and compared with that of hearing students. Students were asked to read and then write a given story. The hearing students recalled significantly larger numbers of propositions than deaf students, but both deaf and hearing students recalled similar numbers of story inferences in their written narratives. The interaction between the deaf students' reading comprehension levels and their narratives revealed that better readers were more accurate in recalling explicit propositional information but were not different in recalling implicit content. Theoretical and clinical implications are discussed.

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