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Rose, Elisabeth; Lehrl, Simone; Ebert, Susanne; Weinert, Sabine – Early Education and Development, 2018
Research Findings: This study investigated the long-term interrelations among children's language competencies, their home literacy environment (HLE), and 3 aspects of socioemotional development from ages 3 to 8, controlling for characteristics of the child and family. For this sample of 547 typically developing German children, parents and…
Descriptors: Child Language, Family Literacy, Family Environment, Aggression
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Simpson, Kate; Keen, Deb; Lamb, Janeen – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2015
Background: There is a growing body of literature investigating the efficacy of music interventions for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD); however, little empirical research has been conducted into the use of musical elements to facilitate language learning. Methods: This crossover-design study compared the responses of 22 children with…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Receptive Language, Foreign Countries
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Murray, Elizabeth; Harrison, Linda Joan – Educational Psychology, 2011
This study investigated the extent to which learning readiness, prior-to-school experiences, and child and family characteristics influence children's literacy and numeracy achievement across the first year of primary school. A sample of 104 kindergarten children was recruited from 16 classrooms and followed from the beginning to the end of their…
Descriptors: Learning Readiness, Family Characteristics, Academic Achievement, Numeracy
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Salminen, Jenni; Pakarinen, Eija; Poikkeus, Anna-Maija; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina – Research Papers in Education, 2018
The present study extends research on classroom quality profiles by examining the differences between profiles with respect to children's development in pre-academic skills and motivation across the kindergarten year. Teacher-child interactions were observed in 49 Finnish kindergarten classrooms using the CLASS Pre-K instrument. Based on prior…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Skill Development, Academic Ability
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Smeets, Daisy J. H.; van Dijken, Marianne J.; Bus, Adriana G. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2014
Novel word learning is reported to be problematic for children with severe language impairments (SLI). In this study, we tested electronic storybooks as a tool to support vocabulary acquisition in SLI children. In Experiment 1, 29 kindergarten SLI children heard four e-books each four times: (a) two stories were presented as video books with…
Descriptors: Books, Electronic Publishing, Childrens Literature, Language Impairments
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Giménez-Dasí, Marta; Quintanilla, Laura; Lucas-Molina, Beatriz – Early Education and Development, 2018
The basic aspects of emotional comprehension seem to be acquired around the age of 5. However, it is not clear whether children's emotion knowledge is based on facial expression, organized in scripts, or determined by sociocultural context. This study aims to shed some light on these subjects by assessing knowledge of basic emotions in 4- and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Minority Group Children, Ethnic Groups
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Strasser, Katherine; Mendive, Susana; Vergara, Daniela; Darricades, Michelle – Early Education and Development, 2018
Research Findings: This study evaluated the impact of a self-monitoring intervention on preschool teachers' use of language and on children's language growth. Nineteen classrooms from Santiago de Chile participated (10 intervention, 9 control). Twice a week, intervention teachers filled out a checklist to monitor the language stimulation they…
Descriptors: Self Management, Intervention, Preschool Teachers, Language Usage
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Mandel, Eliana; Osana, Helena P.; Venkatesh, Vivek – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2013
This study evaluated the effects of Adapted Reciprocal Teaching (ART) on the receptive and expressive flight-word vocabulary of 1st-grade students. During ART, classroom interactions produced narrative contexts within which students assumed responsibility for applying new flight words in personally meaningful ways. Students in the control group…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reciprocal Teaching, Reading Instruction, Story Reading
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Chien, Tzu-Chao; Chen, Zhi-Hong; Ko, Hwa-Wei; Ku, Yu-Min; Chan, Tak-Wai – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2015
This paper describes a learning system, named My-Bookstore, where students buy (make records of) books (paper books) which they have read, and then sell (recommend) the books they like to others. This system is designed to encourage elementary students' classroom reading and book recommendation. The long-term influence of the My-Bookstore system…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Reading Materials, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Zarrella, Immacolata; Lonigro, Antonia; Perrella, Raffaella; Caviglia, Giorgio; Laghi, Fiorenzo – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The present research explored the relation between socio-cognitive skills, as Theory of Mind and affective empathy, social behaviour, attachment style and scholastic success in children, aged from 8 to 11 years (N = 159; 90 females, 69 males; M[subscript age] = 9,60; DS = 0.78). Several assessment tools were administered to children on mentalizing…
Descriptors: Social Behavior, Empathy, Child Development, Academic Achievement
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Wold, Astri Heen – Language and Education, 2013
The classroom is an important context of second language learning for language minority children. Teachers are responsible for creating good learning opportunities by securing language use well adjusted to the children's level of comprehension. Thus, teachers should have realistic expectations of this. The purpose of the research is to increase…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Minority Group Students, Norwegian
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Terzi, Arhonto; Marinis, Theodoros; Francis, Kostantinos – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2016
In order to study problems of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) with morphosyntax, we investigated twenty high-functioning Greek-speaking children (mean age: 6;11) and twenty age- and language-matched typically developing children on environments that allow or forbid object clitics or their corresponding noun phrase. Children with…
Descriptors: Intelligence Tests, Verbal Ability, Vocabulary, Foreign Countries
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Hayes, Nicole; Berthelsen, Donna C.; Nicholson, Jan M.; Walker, Sue – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
This study examined the socio-demographic factors associated with trajectories of parental involvement in shared book reading and other home activities for children aged 2-6 years. The study uses data from 3836 families participating in "Growing up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children." Latent growth curve models…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Family Environment, Learning Activities
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Ecalle, Jean; Bouchafa, Houria; Potocki, Anna; Magnan, Annie – Journal of Research in Reading, 2013
Two experiments were conducted to test the hypothesis that sentence processing is an essential mediatory skill between word recognition and text comprehension in reading. In Experiment 1, a semantic similarity judgement task was used with children from Grade 2 to Grade 9. They had to say whether two written sentences had the same (or very similar)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, Sentences, Language Processing
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Peterson, Candida C.; Slaughter, Virginia; Wellman, Henry M. – Developmental Psychology, 2018
Persuasion is an essential social skill. Yet its development and underpinnings are poorly understood. In 2 studies, a total of 167 children aged 3 to 12 years took theory of mind (ToM) tests and participated in unscripted, seminaturalistic persuasive conversations. Children were typically developing (TD) or had deafness or autism spectrum disorder…
Descriptors: Theory of Mind, Persuasive Discourse, Interpersonal Competence, Children
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