Non Word Repetition Performance In Children

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EFFECT OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF NON-WORDS ON REPETITION PERFORMANCE IN CHILDREN WITH LEARNING DISABILITY AND TYPICALLY DEVELOPING CHILDREN Introduction: Learning Disabilities (LD) means a disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or in using language, spoken or written, which may manifest itself in an imperfect ability to listen, speak, read, spell or to do mathematical calculations (Karanth, 2002). India is thought to have approximately ninety million people with varying degrees of learning disabilities and an average class in schools has about five students with learning disabilities (John et al, 2003).Non-word repetition task has an important role in identifying childhood language disorders.There…show more content…
However, there are limited studies in Indian context on different types of non-word repetition task and their clinical significance in children with LD. Hence the present study was attempted to understand the non-word repetition skills in children with LD & Typically developing children with respect to different types of nonwords. Aim of the study: The aim of the present study is to compare the different types of non-word repetition performance in children with LD and typically developing children.…show more content…
They were further divided into two groups within the age range of 11-13 years with a mean age of 11.7 years in both the groups. Group 1 (LD) consisted of 30 children diagnosed as LD& Group 2 (TD) consisted of 30 typically developing children. The inclusion criteria of the study was children with normal oral peripheral mechanism, with no articulation problems and no other associated problems. To assess different types of non-words repetition a test of non-word repetition (Wiley Blevins, 2001) was administered on the subjects. The test contained 50 non-words among which10 words were with short vowels (SV), 10 words were with long vowels (LV), 10 words were with other vowels (OV), 10 words were with blends, and 10 words were with multisyllabic. These words were audio recorded with an interval of 3 seconds between each words and presented through the headphones to the subjects. The subjects were asked to repeat the non-words heard and the responses were recorded using Sony digital voice recorder and then it was further analysed. A score of “1” was given for correct repetition of words, and “0” for incorrect repetition.The raw data was tabulated and analysed using SPSS Software (version 16). Descriptive statistics was done to find out the mean and standard deviation values for each group and also within the groups. As a part of inferential statistics, one-way ANOVA was performed and as there was statistical significant

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