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Rescorla, Leslie; Lee, Youn Mi Cathy; Oh, Kyung Ja; Kim, Young Ah – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2013
Purpose: In this study, the authors aimed to compare vocabulary size, lexical composition, and late talking in large samples of Korean and U.S. children ages 18-35 months. Method: Data for 2,191 Korean children (211 children recruited "offline" through preschools, and 1,980 recruited "online" via the Internet) and 274 U.S.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Korean, Vocabulary Development, Lexicology
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Parker, Alison E.; Mathis, Erin T.; Kupersmidt, Janis B. – Early Education and Development, 2013
Research Findings: The study examined children's recognition of emotion from faces and body poses, as well as gender differences in these recognition abilities. Preschool-aged children ("N" = 55) and their parents and teachers participated in the study. Preschool-aged children completed a web-based measure of emotion recognition skills…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Nonverbal Communication, Emotional Response, Recognition (Psychology)
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Phillips, Deborah A.; Meloy, Mary E. – Exceptional Children, 2012
This article assesses the effects of Tulsa, Oklahoma's school-based prekindergarten program on the school readiness of children with special needs using a regression discontinuity design. Participation in the pre-K program was associated with significant gains for children with special needs in early literacy scores, but not in math scores. These…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Early Intervention, Emergent Literacy, Special Needs Students