ERIC Number: ED332234
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
Strategies for Increasing the Expressive Vocabulary of Kindergarten Children.
Remaly, Beth K.
A practicum study, recognizing the expressive language delays of inner-city kindergarten children, implemented two strategies to increase their expressive language ability and their mean length of utterance. The target population, 14 kindergarten students who demonstrated vocabulary development delays on the Brigance Kindergarten Screening Test, participated in oral language classroom sessions and at-home activities that emphasized specific vocabulary for mastery, as well as presented opportunities for elaborated language. Results indicated increased vocabulary, mean length of utterance, levels of participation, and appropriate speaking behaviors. Parent participation was exemplary. Data indicated that emphasis on providing students opportunities for expressive language development will in fact increase their oral language ability. (Fifteen references are attached. Appendixes include data collection instruments, descriptions of oral language activities, and data analysis tables.) (Author/SR)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova University.