Date of Graduation


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science


Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders


Agan, Joseph Paul, 1969-

Committee Member/Reader

Hagstrom, Fran

Committee Member/Second Reader

Aslin, Larry W.


The purpose of this study is to determine if stuttering affects word selection and/or narrative word usage in school-age children. Ten school-aged children who are either active stutters or who have a history of stuttering will be sought as participants. A brief questionnaire will separate the participants into two groups, i.e. active vs. history of stuttering. Two vocabulary tests, one receptive and the other expressive, and a written and oral narrative will be used to gather data on word selection and usage. Each child will be seen individually for data collection. Audio recordings will be used throughout this collection and analyzed qualitatively to supplement results from the standardized vocabulary tests.