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McGregor, Karla K.; Marshall, Brooke A.; Julian, Samantha K.; Oleson, Jacob – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2019
Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine whether college students build their vocabularies by playing a serious game that incorporates principles of learning and memory. Design: This study used a single-site, prospective, randomized trial with 2 branches--immediate and delayed treatment. Outcome measures were obtained after a 1-month…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Mastery Learning, Vocabulary Development, Game Based Learning
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Aguilar, Jessica M.; Plante, Elena; Sandoval, Michelle – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2018
Purpose: Variability in the input plays an important role in language learning. The current study examined the role of object variability for new word learning by preschoolers with specific language impairment (SLI). Method: Eighteen 4- and 5-year-old children with SLI were taught 8 new words in 3 short activities over the course of 3 sessions.…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Language Impairments, Linguistic Input, Preschool Children