Date of Award


Document Type



Communication Disorders

First Reader

Dr. Nancy Hardman

Second Reader

Professor Carol Morgan

Third Reader

Professor Kristen Sommas Ross


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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