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ERIC Number: EJ1016060
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0142-7164
Predictors of Growth or Attrition of the First Language in Latino Children with Specific Language Impairment
Simon-Cereijido, Gabriela; Gutierrez-Clellen, Vera F.; Sweet, Monica
Applied Psycholinguistics, v34 n6 p1219-1243 Nov 2013
We investigated the factors that may help understand the differential rates of language development in the home language (i.e., Spanish) of Latino preschoolers with specific language impairment. Children were randomly assigned to either bilingual or English-only small group interventions and followed from preschool to kindergarten. Predictors of Spanish growth included the language of intervention, the child's level of language development or severity, the child's socioemotional skills, and the child's level of English use. Spanish performance outcomes were assessed over time using a series of longitudinal models with baseline and posttreatment measures nested within child. Children demonstrated growth on Spanish outcomes over time. The language of instruction and the child's level of vocabulary and socioemotional development at baseline were significant predictors of differences in rates of growth in the home language. Clinicians may need to take into consideration these factors when making clinical recommendations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R324E060073