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ERIC Number: EJ1026672
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1468-7984
The Effect of Thematically Related Play on Engagement in Storybook Reading in Children with Hearing Loss
Pataki, Kristen W.; Metz, Alexia E.; Pakulski, Lori
Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, v14 n2 p240-264 Jun 2014
Purpose: This study examined whether theme-related play increased subsequent engagement in storybook reading in preschool children with typical hearing and with hearing loss. Method: This study employed a counterbalanced experimental design. In all sessions, participants engaged in free play first and then were read a storybook. In the experimental condition, the play materials matched the theme of the book, and in the control condition it did not. Conditions were presented in random order. Storybooks had language at the early preschool level and had characters, plots, and illustrations. Twenty-three preschool-aged children participated, 12 with typical hearing and 11 with hearing loss. Engagement during storybook reading was measured using a modified Child Behaviour Rating Scale (CBRS; Mahoney, 1998), consisting of five Items: Attention to Activity, Involvement, Cooperation (Attention subscale), and Affect and Joint Attention (Socio-emotional subscale). Results: Play that matched the theme of the storybook selectively enhanced engagement, particularly the Affect Item and the Socio-emotional Subscale of the CBRS, in participants with hearing loss.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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