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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
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Steele, Sara C.; Mills, Monique T. – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2011
The purpose of this article is to provide evidence to support direct vocabulary intervention practices for primary school-age children with language impairment (LI). A rationale for providing direct vocabulary intervention for children with LI is outlined by reviewing typical and atypical vocabulary acquisition, evidence of instructional…
Descriptors: Evidence, Educational Strategies, Intervention, Language Impairments
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Kerins, Marie R.; Trotter, Dawn; Schoenbrodt, Lisa – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2010
Response to intervention (RTI) provides an opportunity to avoid long-term and sometimes costly intervention. The best models of the tiered approach to intervention are still under investigation. In this study, 23 first-grade students were identified as having below average reading abilities and/ or poor phonemic awareness through classroom-based…
Descriptors: Intervention, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, At Risk Students
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McLeod, Sharynne; McKinnon, David H. – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2010
Prioritization of school students with additional learning needs is a reality due to a finite resource base. Limited evidence exists regarding teachers' prioritization of primary and secondary school students with additional learning needs. The aim of the present article was to differentiate teachers' perceptions of the level of support required…
Descriptors: Economic Status, Mental Retardation, Academic Achievement, Communication Disorders
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Kouri, Theresa; Telander, Karen – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2008
A growing number of reading professionals have advocated teaching literacy through music and song; however, little research exists supporting such practices. The purpose of this study was to determine if sung story book readings would enhance story comprehension and narrative re-tellings in children with histories of speech and language delay.…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Literacy Education, Delayed Speech, Grade 1