2006 Student Research Conference:
19th Annual Student Research Conference

Human Potential and Performance

How Parent and Teacher Predictions Correspond with the Results of Speech and Language Screenings of HeadStart Children
Carrie C. Mills* and Cassandra R. Bartlett
Dr. Paula Cochran and Dr. Janet Gooch, Faculty Mentors

This study compared the performance of HeadStart children on a standardized speech and language screening to the expectations of their teachers and parents regarding their success. Parents and teachers of nearly 200 preschoolers from Northeast Missouri were asked to give their opinions of the speech and language of the children, via questionnaires. The results of the speech and language screening were then compared to the results of the teacher and parent questionnaires to obtain a better understanding of how well the parents and teachers could predict the success of each child on the screening. Analysis of the data revealed that teachers’ and parents’ judgments of their children’s speech and language were in relatively high agreement with the results of the standardized testing.

Keywords: Speech and Language, HeadStart Screening, Preschool Children, Teacher Perceptions, Parent Perceptions

Topic(s):Communication Disorders

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 34-5
Location: VH 1000
Time: 2:15

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