Word retrieval ability on semantic fluency task in typically developing Malayalam-speaking children

John, Sunila and Bellur, Rajashekhar (2013) Word retrieval ability on semantic fluency task in typically developing Malayalam-speaking children. Child Neuropsychology: A Journal on Normal and Abnormal Development in Childhood and Adolescence, 18 (25). 01-14.

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Abstract

Word-retrieval abilities in children can be assessed using word generation or verbal fluency task. The ability to retrieve is related to the individual’s ability to retrieve associated words from the mental lexicon in an organized manner. The present study focuses on the developmental aspects of semantic fluency in 1,015 Malayalam-speaking children in the age range of 5 years to 15 years across both genders. The study revealed a developmental trend in the mean total number of correct word scores, number of clusters generated, and switching scores; however, mean cluster size did not show any statistically significant variation. Further, the scores did not vary across genders. Overall, the study indicated a linear developmental trend during verbal fluency with the increase in complexity of strategy use.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Semantic fluency; Word retrieval; Clustering; Switching
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Speech and Hearing
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2013 04:28
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2013 04:28
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/79814

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