Collecting data on 12 more boys with NLD diagnoses who are aged 10-14.
Each boy receives $20 for their participation and we are usually able to
complete everything within two hours. Parents are asked to fill out a
communication check list which takes about 10 minutes. For each boy I
also ask to see a diagnostic evaluation from which I gather a small amount
of test data (Discrepancy information etc.).
I am excited about the prospects for this type of research and have been in contact with Dorothy Bishop a researcher at Oxford University who is also beginning to analyze gesture and other non verbal aspects of communication in children with pragmatic language difficulties