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ERIC Number: EJ939561
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: ISSN-0265-6590
Vocabulary Intervention for School-Age Children with Language Impairment: A Review of Evidence and Good Practice
Steele, Sara C.; Mills, Monique T.
Child Language Teaching and Therapy, v27 n3 p354-370 Oct 2011
The purpose of this article is to provide evidence to support direct vocabulary intervention practices for primary school-age children with language impairment (LI). A rationale for providing direct vocabulary intervention for children with LI is outlined by reviewing typical and atypical vocabulary acquisition, evidence of instructional strategies from research in mainstream and special education is summarized, and suggestions for vocabulary intervention activities that facilitate deep word knowledge are provided. Suggestions for choosing appropriate vocabulary, using strategies during direct intervention, and conducting activities that increase depth of vocabulary knowledge, are included. (Contains 2 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 3; Grade 4
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Language: English
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