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Resources for Communication Problems
Monday, January 21, 2008
Start and end with complete paragraph. How are you going to be able to understand and translate it, when you do not even have a complete paragraph. Who is before and after you?
A third source …..end of page 357 and beginning of page 358 is one paragraph that should not be separated ….high perform-Ance may depend on understanding of complicated instructions and on the ability to ask questions about the purpose of the investigation and the spirit in which it is conducted.
Finally, theres is a great deal of difference in statistical sophistication of the various studies published. In some studies we find sweeping statements on the equality of the two or the inferiority of one of the groups of children, based on statistical inferences involving dubious procedures. The most common pitfall here is to discuss “the deaf”as if they were a homogeneous population, whereas in fact the children in the schools for the deaf constitute a very mixed group with many different etiologies. In some cases deafness is attributable to diffuse central nervous system lesions while in others it is a purely peripheral loss; there are many more children with psychiatric problems among the deaf than among the hearing; furthermore, the children differ con-siderably in language proficiency. This great heterogeneity brings with it a difficulty in controlling for untoward variables, and a likelihood that measurements of many relevant variables are not distributed normally. Add to these difficulties the occasional practice of pooling…report on the subject. This paragraph ends on page 360.