Intensive narrative intervention with four inner-city children: An interrupted time series analysis

  • Author / Creator
    Rose, Alyssa
  • This study investigated the effect of a two week intensive narrative intervention program on the narrative abilities of four inner-city children, using an interrupted time-series with removed treatment design. The intervention program focused on teaching five specific story grammar units. The variables of interest in this study were: improvement in story macrostructure, microstructure and language quantity, as well as improvement of scores on standardized narrative tools. All participants showed an improvement in at least one of the narrative skills examined in this study; one of four participants showed an improvement in all of the narrative skills examined in the study. The results of this study indicate that intensive narrative intervention is a viable treatment approach and should be further investigated.

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    Master of Science
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    University of Alberta
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  • Department
    • Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Schneider, Phyllis (Speech Pathology and Audiology)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Smith, Veronica (Educational Psychology)
    • McFarlane, Lu-Anne (Speech Pathology and Audiology)
    • Hayward, Denyse (Elementary Education)