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Leonard, Laurence B.; Karpicke, Jeffrey; Deevy, Patricia; Weber, Christine; Christ, Sharon; Haebig, Eileen; Souto, Sofía; Kueser, Justin B.; Krok, Windi – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2019
Purpose: Scholars have long noted that retention improves significantly when learners frequently test themselves on the new material rather than engage in continuous study with no intermittent testing. In this study, we apply the notion of repeated testing or retrieval to the process of word learning in preschool-age children with and without…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Repetition, Preschool Children, Retention (Psychology)
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Haebig, Eileen; Leonard, Laurence B.; Deevy, Patricia; Karpicke, Jeffrey; Christ, Sharon L.; Usler, Evan; Kueser, Justin B.; Souto, Sofía; Krok, Windi; Weber, Christine – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2019
Purpose: Retrieval practice has been found to be a powerful strategy to enhance long-term retention of new information; however, the utility of retrieval practice when teaching young children new words is largely unknown, and even less is known for young children with language impairments. The current study examined the effect of 2 different…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Language Impairments, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Diagnostic Tests