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Wood, Carla; Schatschneider, Christopher – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2021
The aims of the current project were to: (a) describe lexical diversity, morphologically complex word use (MCW), and writing quality ratings of 5th-grade students with diverse language backgrounds and (b) to examine the relationship between analytical components and writing quality ratings with performance on measures of language and literacy…
Descriptors: Writing Tests, Writing Achievement, Language Skills, Grade 5
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Schwartzman, Jessica M.; Strong, Kristen; Ardel, Christina M.; Schuck, Rachel K.; Millan, M. Estefania; Phillips, Jennifer M.; Hardan, Antonio Y.; Gengoux, Grace W. – American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2021
Given the high prevalence of communication deficits in developmental disorders, there is need for efficient early interventions. The aim of this pilot study is to examine benefits of pivotal response treatment (PRT) for improving language in young children with developmental disorders without autism spectrum disorder. Parents of 15 children with…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Early Intervention, Language Skills, Developmental Disabilities
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Jackson-Maldonado, Donna – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2021
Hippotherapy uses the horse's movement to enhance motor coordination, sensory integration, communication, and emotional stability in people with different disabilities. There is a need for evidence that proves increased efficiency in language use. In this study, we analyze the effect of hippotherapy on the communicative abilities of children with…
Descriptors: Recreational Activities, Animals, Intervention, Psychomotor Skills
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Li, Jiao; Cui, Xuehai – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2021
The increasing importance of English academic writing (EAW) in China requires concerted efforts to explore how to enhance the experience and quality of students' learning of EAW skills. This paper reports on a study that examined the perceived usefulness of College English (CE) textbooks for Chinese college students' EAW development. The study…
Descriptors: Textbooks, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Academic Language
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Hao, Ying; Franco, Jessica H.; Sundarrajan, Madhu; Chen, Yao – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2021
Conclusions about the efficacy of tele-therapy for parent-mediated intervention for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are limited, due to the shortage of direct comparisons between tele-therapy and traditional face-to-face therapy. In this study, we implemented a parent training program, which targeted on language facilitating…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Program Effectiveness, Telecommunications
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Petersen, Isaac T.; LeBeau, Brandon – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2021
Poorer language ability has been shown to predict the development of externalizing behavior problems such as aggression and conduct problems. However, the developmental process that links poorer language ability to externalizing problems is unclear. The present study examined (a) whether within-child changes in language ability predict…
Descriptors: Language Skills, Behavior Problems, Children, Predictor Variables
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Miller, Lauren E.; Dai, Yael G.; Fein, Deborah A.; Robins, Diana L. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2021
Autism spectrum disorder symptom emergence is heterogeneous, yet literature comparing young children diagnosed early versus later is relatively scant. Toddlers diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder between 12 and 18 months (n = 20), 19 and 24 months (n = 65), or 25 and 41 months (n = 27) were compared on demographics, developmental functioning,…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Individual Characteristics, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Stepien-Nycz, Malgorzata; Bosacki, Sandra; Bialecka-Pikul, Marta – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2021
The theory of mind (ToM) is the ability to understand mental states in others. The previous research has highlighted age- and language-dependent effects during childhood and provided inconsistent data regarding the role of gender. Notably, these variables were rarely studied simultaneously among adolescents. Accordingly, this short longitudinal…
Descriptors: Theory of Mind, Gender Differences, Age Differences, Adolescent Development
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Aydin, Erkan; Erol, Sedat – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2021
Distance education, which provides flexibility in the learning environment, is an important learning model that complements face-to-face education. However, during the unanticipated COVID-19 pandemic, the distance education model was employed as an alternative instruction model, albeit temporarily, and certain problems were experienced in this…
Descriptors: Turkish, Language Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Yurtçu, Meltem; Orhan-Karsak, H. Gülhan – International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, 2021
Lifelong learning has an important place in many discussions about education. Lifelong learning is seen as a supporter of education in order to meet the needs of individuals regarding their interests, curiosities and abilities, and to contribute to the development of individuals socially and professionally. In order to provide these supports, the…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Preservice Teachers, Lifelong Learning
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Mohamed, Ahmed Hassan Hemdan; Hassan, Abdulhameed Said; Al-Qaryouti, Ibrahim; Al-Hashimi, Abdullah; Al-Kalbani, Zuwaina – Early Child Development and Care, 2021
The phonological awareness (PA) skills represent a major milestone in the development of reading abilities for preschool children. The purpose of this research study was to examine the developmental trajectories of preschoolers' PA. A related purpose was to explore gender differences in PA. Participants in this study were 767 preschool children…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Preschool Children, Gender Differences, Preschool Education
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Waddington, Hannah; van der Meer, Larah; Sigafoos, Jeff – International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 2021
Parents are the logical intervention agents for young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The early start Denver model (ESDM) is a promising early intervention approach for children with ASD that can be implemented by parents. This study evaluated the effects of training parents in the use of the ESDM. We used a non-concurrent multiple…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Young Children, Parent Role
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Öztürk, Mücahit; Çakiroglu, Ünal – Smart Learning Environments, 2021
This study examined the development of students' language skills in a flipped English foreign language course designed with self-regulated learning strategies. The study was conducted with a quasi-experimental design. While the experimental group received the course through flipped classroom model designed with self-regulated learning strategies,…
Descriptors: Flipped Classroom, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Learning Strategies
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Costantino-Lane, Tina – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Many recent articles have focused on reading instruction in kindergarten, but few have solicited the beliefs of the experts--kindergarten teachers. This study examined California teachers' perceptions of teaching reading to kindergarten students. Kindergarten teachers from northern to southern California were surveyed (N = 103). Teachers reported…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten, Young Children
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Zucker, Tricia A.; Cabell, Sonia Q.; Petscher, Yaacov; Mui, Heather; Landry, Susan H.; Tock, Jamie – Grantee Submission, 2021
This study examines blending of classroom- and family-based supports within a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS). The present study focuses on a sample of Head Start children who are both experiencing poverty and scoring below early language and literacy screening benchmarks. This study begins to explore which combination of resources are the…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, At Risk Students, Poverty, Language Skills
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