ERIC Number: EJ1095624
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
The Effects of a Multi-Component Intervention on Preschool Children's Literacy Skills
Dennis, Lindsay R.
Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, v36 n1 p15-29 May 2016
This study examined the effects of a multi-component intervention program (i.e., extended instruction and iPad app technology) on preschool children's vocabulary. Instruction utilizing the intervention program was provided across 6 storybooks, 4 verbs per book, for a total of 24 verbs. Dependent variables included expressive vocabulary, definitions/examples, and generalization. A repeated acquisition (RA) design was used across six participants. There were increases across all participants from pretest to posttest for the expressive vocabulary and definition/examples measures. In addition, participants were able to generalize knowledge to novel images, both expressively and receptively. Implications for research and practice are provided.
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Early Intervention, Literacy, Vocabulary Skills, Language Acquisition, Educational Technology, Handheld Devices, Computer Oriented Programs, Story Reading, Verbs, Pretests Posttests, Expressive Language, Receptive Language, Word Recognition, Multimedia Materials, Prompting, Generalization, Interrater Reliability, Definitions, Fidelity, Outcomes of Education, Vocabulary Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Expressive One Word Picture Vocabulary Test; Preschool Language Scale