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dc.contributor.authorHessling, Alisonen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-23T14:50:37Z
dc.date.available2014-07-23T14:50:37Z
dc.date.created2014en_US
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifierTCU Master Thesisen_US
dc.identifieretd-05132014-121033en_US
dc.identifierumi-10492en_US
dc.identifiercat-002150673en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/4535
dc.descriptionTitle from thesis title page (viewed Jun. 10, 2014).en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes abstract.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis--Texas Christian University, 2014.en_US
dc.descriptionDepartment of Communication Sciences & Disorders; advisor, Danielle Brimo.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionText (electronic thesis) in PDF.en_US
dc.description.abstract"This study examined the micro and macrostructures of oral fictional narratives produced by children with Down syndrome and examined the relation between oral fictional narrative skills and literacy skills within this population. Microstructure analysis revealed findings consistent with previous research regarding MLU-M and NDW. Further analysis of sentence complexity using the Narrative Assessment Protocol revealed a reliance on prepositional phrases and narratives that contained more nouns than verbs. Macrostructure analysis revealed the inclusion of concrete story grammar elements but lacked abstract concepts such as mental state references. Macrostructure was the only variable that came close to predicting reading comprehension, suggesting that metalinguistic awareness may be a better predictor of reading comprehension than microstructure analysis among children with Down syndrome. We conclude that strong correlations were found between literacy skills (word level reading and vocabulary) and narrative microstructure and macrostructure"--Abstract.en_US
dc.publisher[Fort Worth, Tex.] : Texas Christian University,en_US
dc.relation.ispartofUMI thesis.en_US
dc.relation.requiresMode of access: World Wide Web.en_US
dc.relation.requiresSystem requirements: Adobe Acrobat reader.en_US
dc.titleThe relation between oral narrative production and literacy skills among children with Down syndrome [electronic resource] /en_US
dc.title.alternativeRunning head :en_US
dc.title.alternativeNarratives and reading in children with Down syndromeen_US
dc.title.alternativeNarratives in children with Down syndromeen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
etd.degree.departmentDepartment of Communication Sciences & Disorders
etd.degree.levelMaster
local.academicunitDavies School of Communication Sciences and Disorders


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