Date of Award
Program or Major
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Master of Science
This study contains language milestone acquisition information for 14 children adopted from China between 8 and 12 months of age. A retrospective questionnaire was utilized to gain information regarding the specific ages at which these adoptees demonstrated an understanding of English along with the ages where they demonstrated proficient usage of English. Parent responses indicated that these adoptees developed English language milestones comparable to their monolingual peers, for both age of acquisition and order of acquisition. This research adds to the literature on what may be expected regarding language development in children adopted from China prior to one year of age. Results are discussed in terms of their theoretical and clinical implications.
Harwood, Hannah, "Oral language milestone acquisition in children adopted from China" (2010). Master's Theses and Capstones. 582.