Author Credentials

Sister Kathleen Roehl, C.S.J.

Date of Award


Document Type

Research Paper

Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (Special Education)

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

Sister Sheila Haskett, O.S.F.

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Religious education; Language disorders in children; St. Coletta's School for Exceptional Children (Wis.)


The above leads to the statement of the problem for this research. Being that the first step of the teacher of religion is to assess where his students are in conceptual comprehension of religious truths and that young mentally retarded children are just beginning to conceptualize and verbalize some of these truths the following problem materialized: Given a group of mentally retarded children between the chronological ages (CA) of 8-0 and 13-0 with mental ages (MA) ranging within 3-6 to 5-6, can their religious language be assessed quantitatively and, if so, at what level of comprehension?


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