Objectives: The purpose of the present study was to investigate the abnormalities observed in the oral narrative skills of late talkers mostly caused by mental disorders while they try to comprehend
a wordless sequential picture story to create and narrate the relevant story. Methods: Totally 15 [10 male and 5 female] individuals were selected based on the purposive sampling. The participants were the students of a specialized school for physically and mentally retarded students. They were the students of grade one ranging in age from 6 to 13. All of them had language delay which was caused by mental disorder. Their narrations were observed and recorded in a semi natural setting by the researchers and their speech therapist.
Results: Based on the data collected from the interview tackled by the researchers it was concluded that most of the students were not able to keep the sequence while narrating the picture.
Saeed Mehrpour ,Meisam Moghadam ,
Investigating the Narrative Skills of Late Talkers Through Sequential Picture Stories,
Iran. Rehabil. J. 2015;
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