Performance on Natural Dissemblance Tasks in 7-11 Year-Old, Language-Impaired and Typically Developing Children Performance on Natural Dissemblance Tasks in 7-11 Year-Old, Language-Impaired and Typically Developing Children
impairment (LI) have greater difficulty in social situations than typically developing
children. More specifically, studies have shown that children with LI have more
difficulty with dissemblance. This study was conducted to assess whether these children
are less likely to dissemble in real-life situations. Forty-four children aged 7 to 11 years
(22 LI and 22 typically developing) were presented with four situations designed to elicit
dissemblance. Their reactions were scored and compared. The results of this study
showed subtle differences between children with LI and typically developing children.
Children with LI were more likely to display emotions, and the typically developing
children were more likely to have non-committal and dissembled responses. These tasks
were pilots, and further research is suggested.
School:Brigham Young University
School Location:USA - Utah
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:children dissemblance li language impairment emotion
Date of Publication:06/16/2008