Date of Award

2000

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Communications

First Advisor

Dr. Nancy Hardman

Second Advisor

Ms. Carol Morgan

Third Advisor

Ms. Kristen Sommas Ross

Abstract

This thesis discusses parental knowledge of their child's speech and language development. To assess this topic, a survey was administered to 104 parents of preschool children in Arkadelphia, AR. The survey asked general questions concerning speech and language development in children . Results revealed that parents, regardless of income level or education level, have minimal knowledge of speech and language development in their children. Parents with four or more children scored higher on the survey than parents with three fewer children. Implications for further studies are discussed.

 
 

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