Date of Award
College of Liberal Arts
Type of Degree
Roger P. Mooney
Stephen L. O’Keefe
The author explored the relationship between language skills and self-help skills in young children diagnosed as developmentally delayed. Twenty-eight children from the West Virginia Birth to Three Program at Southern Highlands Community Mental Health Center in Princeton, West Virginia, were involved in the research. The data was analyzed using the Spearman r formula. The analysis found a strong positive relationship between language skills and self-help skills. The results indicated that developmental interventions need to be global and not delay-specific. Young children learn skills in the various areas of development concurrently. Recommendations for future research were made.
Children – Language.
Developmentally disabled children – Education.
Roberts, Tammy M., "The relationship between language development and self-help skills in developmentally delayed infants and young children" (2001). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 1805.