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ERIC Number: EJ1231481
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Nov
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0922-4777
Using the MULTILIT Literacy Instruction Program with Children Who Have Down Syndrome
Lim, Lisa; Arciuli, Joanne; Munro, Natalie; Cupples, Linda
Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, v32 n9 p2179-2200 Nov 2019
We evaluated the MULTILIT--"Making Up Lost Time in Literacy"--instruction program for individuals with Down syndrome. The 12-week program was administered on a 1:1 basis to participants who were assessed at three timepoints: Baseline, pre-instruction, and post-instruction. Participants were allocated non-randomly to two groups that had comparable abilities prior to intervention. These groups differed in the duration of the control period between baseline and pre-instruction: 12 weeks for Group 1 (n = 8, mean age = 168.88 months) and 24 weeks for Group 2 (n = 7, mean age = 164.71 months). Improvements in literacy skills were evaluated within participants (each participant serving as her/his own control), and the influence of control periods was evaluated between participants. Phonological awareness, word reading accuracy, and word spelling accuracy all improved significantly from pre- to post-instruction, with large effect sizes; whereas no statistically significant changes were observed during the control period (between baseline and pre-instruction assessments) regardless of the duration of this control period.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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