Honors Projects


Lydia BiasFollow


Oral narrative retells are commonly used in assessment to examine language and literacy development in young children. Due to the increasing number of bilingual children in the United States, it is necessary to understand typical development in order to assess and intervene when needed. English story retells from eight preschool-age Spanish-English bilingual children were analyzed in the present study using the Narrative Assessment Protocol. Analyses were conducted to examine differences in narrative microstructure at two time points. In the present study, a Wilcoxon Signed Rank Sum test which is a nonparametric statistical measure was used to determine whether there was a significant change in NAP scores over time. Mean scores at Time 2 were statistically significantly higher than scores at Time 1. Children’s narratives at Time 2 were more complex and contained more microstructure elements.


Communication Sciences and Disorders


Communication Sciences and Disorders

First Advisor

Dr. Virginia Dubasik

First Advisor Department

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Publication Date

Spring 5-13-2019