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ERIC Number: EJ902386
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9924
Bilingual Dialogic Book-Reading Intervention for Preschoolers with Slow Expressive Vocabulary Development
Tsybina, Irina; Eriks-Brophy, Alice
Journal of Communication Disorders, v43 n6 p538-556 Nov-Dec 2010
This study examined the feasibility of using a dialogic book-reading intervention for 22-r41-month-old bilingual preschool children with expressive vocabulary delays. The intervention was provided in English and Spanish concurrently to an experimental group of six children, while six other children were in a delayed treatment control group. Thirty 15-min sessions using dialogic book-reading strategies were provided in each language in the children's homes, in English by the primary investigator and in Spanish by the children's mothers, who were trained in the techniques of dialogic book-reading. Results showed that the children in the intervention group learned significantly more target words in each language following the intervention than the children in the control group. The children in the intervention group were also able to produce the acquired words at the time of a follow-up test 6 weeks after the end of the intervention. The gains in the overall vocabulary of the two groups of children did not differ significantly. The children's mothers expressed satisfaction with the program, and confirmed the benefits of dialogic book-reading for their children's learning of target words. Learning outcomes: The current paper describes a unique bilingual vocabulary intervention program for preschool children. Readers will gain an appreciation for the rationale for this intervention, and an insight in the implementation of dialogic book-reading. The main goal of the article is to provide the readers with the evaluation of the feasibility of this intervention. (Contains 4 figures and 5 tables.)
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Language: English
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