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ERIC Number: EJ1106275
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-4669
Preschool Children's Use of Thematic Vocabulary during Dialogic Reading and Activity-Based Intervention
Rahn, Naomi L.; Coogle, Christan Grygas; Storie, Sloan
Journal of Special Education, v50 n2 p98-108 Aug 2016
An adapted alternating treatments design was used to compare the expressive use of thematic vocabulary by three preschool children with developmental delays during Dialogic Reading, a shared book reading intervention, and Activity-Based Intervention, a naturalistic play-based teaching method. The design was replicated across two early childhood themes. For each theme, five vocabulary words were randomly assigned to Dialogic Reading, Activity-Based Intervention, or a control condition. Intervention was delivered 2 times per day for 5 days across 2 weeks. Results suggest both methods increased children's use of target vocabulary and were similarly effective for increasing expressive use of thematic vocabulary by preschoolers with disabilities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Expressive One Word Picture Vocabulary Test; Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A