Abstract

Developmental Sentence Scoring (DSS) and the Language Assessment, Remediation, and Screening Procedure (LARSP) are among the more common analyses for syntax and morphology, and automated versions of these analyses have been shown to be effective. This study measured the accuracy of automated DSS and LARSP on the written English output of six prelingually deaf young adults, ranging in age from 18 to 32 years. The samples were analyzed using the DSS and LARSP programs on Computerized Profiling; manual analysis was then performed on the samples. Point-by-point accuracy for DSS and for each level of LARSP was reported. Characteristics of the participants' language at the clause, phrase, and word levels were described and discussed, including the implications for clinicians working with this population.

Degree

MS

College and Department

David O. McKay School of Education; Communication Disorders

Rights

http://lib.byu.edu/about/copyright/

Date Submitted

2008-03-17

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd2312

Keywords

deaf, hearing impaired, hearing impairment, language, written, writing, analysis, automated, DSS, LARSP, syntax, grammar

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