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Phillips, Beth M. – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2014
This article reports on the development and preliminary implementation trials of a modular small-group intervention targeting syntax and vocabulary for children at high risk for reading comprehension difficulties in grades prekindergarten through first. The intervention, delivered by trained paraprofessionals, included 12 weeks of 20-minute…
Descriptors: Syntax, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, At Risk Students
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McDowell, Kimberly D.; Carroll, Jeri – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2012
The purpose of this study was twofold: (1) to examine the relations between speech sound accuracy, vocabulary, and phonological awareness, and (2) to examine the effect of word properties of neighborhood density and phonotactic probability on word learning within a storybook context, for children with and without speech sound inaccuracies. Fifty…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Speech Impairments, Accuracy, Vocabulary Development