The purpose of this study was to examine speech-language pathologists’ (SLPs’) perceptions of both the nature and treatment of time-awareness deficits among elementary school-aged children with language impairments. Because an understanding of temporal concepts is critical to various domains of learning, this study is useful for expanding the literature regarding these deficits. A sample of 62 randomly selected SLPs completed an online survey that inquired about the prevalence, identification, and effective treatment of time-related difficulties. The results indicated that elementary school-aged children frequently struggle with a variety of temporal concepts, and that there is a lack of resources regarding time-awareness among this population. These results suggest a need for more research and materials that are specifically geared to address time concepts.
Mayhew, Theresa, "It’s About Time: Examining Time Awareness Deficits Among Elementary School-Aged Children with Language Impairments, and the Intervention Strategies Used to Treat Them" (2017). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 7848.
Speech Pathology and Audiology
speech-language pathology, language impairment, time-awareness deficit
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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