ERIC Number: EJ1168886
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Tableau's Influence on the Oral Language Skills of Students with Language-Based Learning Disabilities
Anderson, Alida; Berry, Katherine A.
Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v22 n1 p1-20 2017
This study examined the influence of tableau on the expressive language skills of three students with language-based learning disabilities in inclusive urban fourth-grade English language arts (ELA) classroom settings. Data were collected on linguistic productivity, specificity, and narrative cohesion through analysis of students' responses to oral story recall tasks following tableau lessons (n = 30), in comparison to conventional ELA lessons (n = 30). Measures of students' linguistic productivity and specificity included mean rate of use for different words, total words, and literate language features per utterance. Narrative cohesion was measured by mean frequency of cohesive elements in students' oral retellings. Findings showed increased linguistic productivity, specificity, and cohesion in students' oral retellings following tableau, as compared to conventional ELA lessons. Individual student findings across tableau and conventional ELA lessons indicated that students' unique language profiles influenced their gains in linguistic productivity, specificity, and cohesion. Implications for future research and practice are discussed.
Descriptors: Expressive Language, Language Skills, Oral Language, Language Impairments, Learning Disabilities, Language Arts, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Urban Schools, Recall (Psychology), Achievement Tests, Children, Intelligence Tests
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Woodcock Johnson Tests of Achievement; Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children
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