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McCardle, Peggy, Ed.; Miller, Brett, Ed.; Lee, Jun Ren, Ed.; Tzeng, Ovid J. L., Ed. – Brookes Publishing Company, 2011
What causes dyslexia, and how does it manifest across languages? As bilingualism becomes increasingly important globally, these questions have never been more critical--and this comprehensive volume from The Dyslexia Foundation explores them in unprecedented depth. Bringing together the best brain-based, genetics, and behavioral research in the…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Second Languages, Dyslexia, Second Language Learning
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Wagner, Richard K., Ed.; Muse, Andrea E., Ed.; Tannenbaum, Kendra R., Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2006
Understanding a text requires more than the ability to read individual words: it depends greatly on vocabulary knowledge. This important book brings together leading literacy scholars to synthesize cutting-edge research on vocabulary development and its connections to reading comprehension. The volume also reviews an array of approaches to…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Reading Comprehension, Reading Skills, Language Processing
Justice, Laura M., Ed.; Vukelich, Carol, Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2007
High-quality preschool programs are essential to improving children's outcomes in reading achievement and leveling language and literacy disparities among students from diverse backgrounds. Grounded in state-of-the-art research evidence, this practice-oriented book demonstrates how preschool professionals can create, evaluate, and sustain…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Reading Achievement
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Tighe, Elizabeth L.; Schatschneider, Christopher – Reading Research Quarterly, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine the construct of morphological awareness and its relations to vocabulary knowledge in Adult Basic Education (ABE) students. Morphological awareness has emerged as an important predictor of children's and ABE students' reading comprehension abilities; however, there has been a dearth of research…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Students, Morphology (Languages), Vocabulary
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Tighe, Elizabeth L.; Schatschneider, Christopher – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2014
The purpose of the present study was to investigate and rank order by importance the contributions of various cognitive predictors to reading comprehension in third, seventh, and tenth graders. An exploratory factor analysis revealed that for third grade, the best fit was a four-factor solution including fluency, verbal reasoning, nonverbal…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Grade 3, Grade 7, Grade 9
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Jackson, Carla Wood; Schatschneider, Christopher – American Annals of the Deaf, 2013
This longitudinal study explored the rate of language growth of children in an early intervention program providing auditory-verbal therapy. A retrospective investigation, the study applied a linear growth model to estimate a mean growth curve and the extent of individual variation in language performance on the Preschool Language Scale, 4th ed.…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Children, Hearing Impairments, Early Intervention
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Tighe, Elizabeth L.; Spencer, Mercedes; Schatschneider, Christopher – Reading Psychology, 2015
This study rank ordered the contributive importance of several predictors of listening comprehension for third, seventh, and tenth graders. Principal components analyses revealed that a three-factor solution with fluency, reasoning, and working memory components provided the best fit across grade levels. Dominance analyses indicated that fluency…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Listening Comprehension, Grade 3, Grade 7
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Petscher, Yaacov; Schatschneider, Christopher – Journal of Educational Measurement, 2011
Research by Huck and McLean (1975) demonstrated that the covariance-adjusted score is more powerful than the simple difference score, yet recent reviews indicate researchers are equally likely to use either score type in two-wave randomized experimental designs. A Monte Carlo simulation was conducted to examine the conditions under which the…
Descriptors: Scores, Sample Size, Pretests Posttests, Correlation
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Logan, Jessica A. R.; Schatschneider, Christopher – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2014
Reading ability is comprised of several component processes. In particular, the connection between the visual and verbal systems has been demonstrated to play an important role in the reading process. The present study provides a review of the existing literature on the visual verbal connection as measured by two tasks, rapid serial naming and…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Reading Ability, Literature Reviews, Visual Perception
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Jackson, Carla Wood; Schatschneider, Christopher; Leacox, Lindsey – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2014
Purpose: The authors of this study described developmental trajectories and predicted kindergarten performance of Spanish and English receptive vocabulary acquisition of young Latino/a English language learners (ELLs) from socioeconomically disadvantaged migrant families. In addition, the authors examined the extent to which gender and individual…
Descriptors: Receptive Language, Vocabulary Development, Migrant Children, Spanish
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Hart, Sara A.; Taylor, Jeanette; Schatschneider, Christopher – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2013
This study introduces a co-twin control method commonly used in the medical literature but not often within educational research. This method allows for a comparison of twins discordant for an "exposure," approximating alternative outcomes in the counterfactual model. Example analyses use data drawn from the Florida Twin Project on Reading to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness, Reading Fluency, Educational Research
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Tighe, Elizabeth L.; Wagner, Richard K.; Schatschneider, Christopher – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2015
This study demonstrates the utility of applying a causal indicator modeling framework to investigate important predictors of reading comprehension in third, seventh, and tenth grade students. The results indicated that a 4-factor multiple indicator multiple indicator cause (MIMIC) model of reading comprehension provided adequate fit at each grade…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Skills, Causal Models, Predictor Variables
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Reinhardt, Vanessa P.; Wetherby, Amy M.; Schatschneider, Christopher; Lord, Catherine – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2015
Despite consistent and substantive research documenting a large male to female ratio in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), only a modest body of research exists examining sex differences in characteristics. This study examined sex differences in developmental functioning and early social communication in children with ASD as compared to children with…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Interpersonal Competence
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Soden-Hensler, Brooke; Taylor, Jeanette; Schatschneider, Christopher – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2012
Understanding how the etiology of print awareness and phonological awareness are related to the etiology of decoding can provide insights into the development of word reading. To address this issue, we examined the degree of overlap among etiological influences of prereading skills in 1,252 twin pairs in kindergarten. Genetic, shared…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Reading Skills, Kindergarten, Etiology
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Schatschneider, Christopher; Lonigan, Christopher J. – Educational Researcher, 2010
Many of the methodological criticisms of the National Early Literacy Panel (NELP) report presented in this special issue of "Educational Researcher" are not specific to the NELP report but are in fact broad criticisms of much of the quantitative research on early literacy. This rejoinder demonstrates that these criticisms are off target and are…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Statistical Analysis, Emergent Literacy, Research Reports
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