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ERIC Number: EJ972268
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0022-4669
Home Literacy Environment and Its Role in the Achievement of Preschoolers with Disabilities
Carlson, Elaine; Bitterman, Amy; Jenkins, Frank
Journal of Special Education, v46 n2 p67-77 Aug 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the home literacy environment of a nationally representative sample of preschoolers with disabilities and their subsequent receptive vocabulary and reading comprehension skills using data from the Pre-Elementary Education Longitudinal Study. Results from linear regressions indicated that only a small amount of the total variance in children's receptive language and passage comprehension skills was explained by the home literacy environment. However, the home literacy environment of 3- to 5-year-olds with less severe disabilities was a significant predictor of scores on a test of receptive vocabulary and reading comprehension in later years. The home literacy environment was not a significant predictor of receptive vocabulary or reading comprehension for children with moderate to severe disabilities. (Contains 4 tables and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test