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Stuckey, Adrienne; Albritton, Kizzy – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2020
Many recent studies about preschool early language and literacy skills utilize multiple assessments to identify young children who require additional multitiered instructional support. Although the use of a single screening instrument may be efficient but overidentify children in need of intervention, the universal administration of multiple…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Preschool Children, Language Skills, At Risk Students
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Greenwood, Charles R.; Carta, Judith J.; Goldstein, Howard; Kaminski, Ruth A.; McConnell, Scott R.; Atwater, Jane – Journal of Early Intervention, 2014
The prevalence of struggling readers by third grade nationwide is estimated at one in three. Reports trace the roots of this problem to early childhood and the opportunity to learn language and early literacy skills at home and in preschool. Reports also indicate that one-size-fits-all preschool language and literacy instruction is beneficial for…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Early Childhood Education, Emergent Literacy, Language Skills
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Hagen, Åste M.; Melby-Lervåg, Monica; Lervåg, Arne – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2017
Background: Children with language comprehension difficulties are at risk of educational and social problems, which in turn impede employment prospects in adulthood. However, few randomized trials have examined how such problems can be ameliorated during the preschool years. Methods: We conducted a cluster randomized trial in 148 preschool…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Language Processing, Comprehension, Language Impairments
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Sawyer, Brook E.; Justice, Laura M.; Guo, Ying; Logan, Jessica A. R.; Petrill, Stephen A.; Glenn-Applegate, Katherine; Kaderavek, Joan N.; Pentimonti, Jill M. – Journal of Research in Reading, 2014
To contribute to the modest body of work examining the home literacy environment (HLE) and emergent literacy outcomes for children with disabilities, this study addressed two aims: (a) to determine the unique contributions of the HLE on print knowledge of preschool children with language impairment and (b) to identify whether specific child…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Emergent Literacy, Individual Characteristics, Preschool Children
Breit-Smith, Allison; Busch, Jamie; Guo, Ying – Grantee Submission, 2015
Although a general limited availability of expository texts currently exists in preschool special education classrooms, expository tests offer speech-language pathologists (SLPs) a rich context for addressing the language goals of preschool children with language impairment on their caseloads. Thus, this article highlights the differences between…
Descriptors: Expository Writing, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers
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Sultana, Nuzhat; Wong, Lena L. N.; Purdy, Suzanne C. – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2020
Purpose: The current study was designed to investigate the differences in language input related to family factors (maternal level of education [MLE] and socioeconomic level of deprivation [SLD]) and their association with language outcomes in preschoolers. Method: This study used New Zealand SLD and MLE classification systems to examine…
Descriptors: Linguistic Input, Language Acquisition, Receptive Language, Expressive Language
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Hanssen, Natallia Bahdanovich – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2018
The present study focuses on exploring the relationships of preschool staff and children with language difficulties in Norwegian and Belarusian contexts. A qualitative case design was used, and data were gathered through video observations and video-based conversations. Through different approaches--narrative analysis and analysis of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Student Relationship
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Byington, Teresa A.; Kim, YaeBin – Journal of Extension, 2020
We implemented an Extension-led language and literacy training and coaching intervention targeting preschool teachers and children in low-income communities in Nevada. Participation in the intervention had a positive influence on the language and literacy instruction skills of preschool teachers and language and literacy skills of children.…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Coaching (Performance), Intervention, Preschool Children
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Uysal, Ayse Aydin; Güdük, Ayse Hicret; Tura, Gülsah – Asian Journal of Education and Training, 2019
The number of people with speech and language disorders is increasing every day (McLeod and McKinnon, 2007). Preschool teachers play a key role in diagnosing and treatment of these disorders since children acquire speech and language abilities rapidly in the preschool period. Speech and language therapy is a new discipline in Turkey. Therefore,…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Speech Impairments, Language Impairments
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Samuelsson, Robin – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2021
This article examines how the environment and routines within preschools can support second language use and development. It suggests that certain imitable aspects common to Swedish preschools make the environment suitable for L2 use and development. Data build on a qualitative synthesis of two studies from which typical routine activities where…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Cultural Awareness, Language Usage, Swedish
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Sadykova, Gulnara; Gimaletdinova, Gulnara; Khalitova, Liliia; Kayumova, Albina – Research-publishing.net, 2016
This report is based on an exploratory case study of a private multilingual preschool language program that integrated a Mobile-Assisted Language Learning (MALL) project into the curriculum of five/six year-old children whose native language(s) is/are Russian and/or Tatar. The purpose of the study was to reveal teachers' and parents' perceptions…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology
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Fojkar, Mateja Dagarin; Skubic, Darija – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2017
The implementation of foreign languages in preschool education has prompted the need for qualified teachers. However, most recent studies report a gap between the supply of qualified foreign language teachers of young learners and the demand for such teachers as foreign languages are introduced earlier and earlier. The authors of this paper…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preschool Teachers, Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning
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Guiberson, Mark – Topics in Language Disorders, 2020
The aim of this article was to evaluate the use of alternatives to traditional language sample analysis (LSA) measures with bilingual preschool-aged children. A database of 184 bilingual preschool children, including children with developmental language disorder (DLD), was used in this study. The goals of the study were to establish the convergent…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Bilingualism, Language Skills, Language Impairments
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Russell, Beth S.; Lee, Jungeun Olivia; Spieker, Susan; Oxford, Monica L. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2016
The current longitudinal study used data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (SECCYD) to examine a model of development that emphasizes early caregiving environments as predictors of social emotional competence (including classroom competence). This path analysis…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Early Childhood Education, Grade 1, Parenting Styles
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Volden, Joanne; Smith, Isabel M.; Szatmari, Peter; Bryson, Susan; Fombonne, Eric; Mirenda, Pat; Roberts, Wendy; Vaillancourt, Tracy; Waddell, Charlotte; Zwaigenbaum, Lonnie; Georgiades, Stelios; Duku, Eric; Thompson, Ann – American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 2011
Purpose: The Preschool Language Scale, Fourth Edition (PLS-4; Zimmerman, Steiner, & Pond, 2002) was used to examine syntactic and semantic language skills in preschool children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) to determine its suitability for use with this population. We expected that PLS-4 performance would be better in more…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Language Tests
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