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Wood, Carla; Wofford, Mary Claire; Schatschneider, Christopher – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2018
This project aimed to describe oral narrative retells of Spanish-English speaking dual language learners (DLLs) and examine relationships with standardized vocabulary assessments. Investigators described oral narrative retells of 145 DLLs in kindergarten and first grade by number of different words (NDW), words per minute (WPM), and…
Descriptors: Correlation, Oral Language, Prediction, Vocabulary Development
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Wood, Carla; Wofford, Mary Claire; Gabas, Clariebelle; Petscher, Yaacov – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2018
This study aimed to describe the narrative retell performance of dual language learners (DLLs) in the fall and spring of the school year and examine predictive relationships. Participants included 74 DLLs in kindergarten and first grade from low socioeconomic backgrounds. Microstructural measures included number of different words (NDW), words per…
Descriptors: Narration, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Bilingualism
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Wagovich, Stacy A.; Hall, Nancy E. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2018
Children's frequency of stuttering can be affected by utterance length, syntactic complexity, and lexical content of language. Using a unique small-scale within-subjects design, this study explored whether language samples that contain more stuttering have (a) longer, (b) syntactically more complex, and (c) lexically more diverse utterances than…
Descriptors: Stuttering, Lexicology, Syntax, Word Frequency
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Lowman, Joneen; Stone, Laura T.; Guo, Jing – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2018
Interactive book reading (IBR) has proven effective for increasing children's lexicons with most of the results based on students' learning of nouns. Little is known about the application of IBR to instructional verbs (i.e., words used during the instruction of academic content). To address this gap, 122 prekindergarten children were recruited…
Descriptors: Verbs, Preschool Children, Intervention, Vocabulary Development
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Brouwer, Kyle; Downing, Hannah; Westhoff, Sara; Wait, Ryann; Entwisle, Lavin K.; Messersmith, Jessica J.; Hanson, Elizabeth K. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate if intervention based on a mobile application would improve the print knowledge and vocabulary of preschool children with and without hearing loss. This was a multiple baseline study that included four preschool children. Two of the children had hearing loss and utilized cochlear implants, while the…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Intervention, Preschool Children, Assistive Technology
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MacRoy-Higgins, Michelle; Kliment, Sarah – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2017
This study analyzed spontaneous language samples of three-year-olds with a history of expressive language delay (late talkers) and age-matched controls using Dore's Conversational Acts analysis (1978) and Mean Length of Utterance (MLU; Brown, 1973). Differences were observed between groups in utterances classified as organizational device and…
Descriptors: Communication Disorders, Followup Studies, Expressive Language, Delayed Speech
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Hill, Margaret S.; Wagovich, Stacy A.; Manfra, Louis – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2017
Most vocabulary growth during the school-age years occurs incidentally. However, little is understood about the influence of language skills on word knowledge growth during reading. Using a pretest-posttest quasi-experimental design, we examined incidental word learning through reading, considering the presence/absence of supportive context and…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Language Aptitude, Learning Processes, Oral Language
Abel, Alyson D.; Schuele, C. Melanie; Arndt, Karen Barako; Lee, Marvin W.; Blankenship, Kathryn Guillot – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2017
The purpose of this study was (a) to describe the performance of preschool children from families with college-educated mothers on two norm-referenced measures, the Preschool Language Scale-4 (PLS-4) and Peabody Picture Vocabulary Tests-III (PPVT-III), and (b) to compare the findings with Qi and colleagues who reported PLS and PPVT scores for…
Descriptors: Mothers, Parent Background, Educational Attainment, Preschool Children
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Richels, Corrin G.; Bobzien, Jonna L.; Schwartz, Kathryn S.; Raver, Sharon A.; Browning, Ellen L.; Hester, Peggy P. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2016
Structured input from both teachers and peers maximizes the opportunities for preschoolers to learn grammatical forms. The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate the effectiveness of using a teacher and a peer with typical hearing and language skills to model grammatically correct verbal responses to action "wh-" questions…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Preschool Children, Form Classes (Languages), Teachers
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Blaiser, Kristina M.; Nelson, Peggy B.; Kohnert, Kathryn – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2015
This study examines the impact of repeated exposures on word learning of preschool children with and without hearing loss (HL) in quiet and noise conditions. Participants were 19 children with HL and 17 peers with normal hearing (NH). Children were introduced to 16 words: 8 in quiet and 8 in noise conditions. Production and identification scores…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Acoustics, Educational Environment, Deafness
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Pieretti, Robert A.; Kaul, Sandra D.; Zarchy, Razi M.; O'Hanlon, Laureen M. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2015
The primary focus of this research study was to examine the benefit of a using a multimodal approach to speech sound correction with preschool children. The approach uses the auditory, tactile, and kinesthetic modalities and includes a unique, interactive visual focus that attempts to provide a visual representation of a phonemic category. The…
Descriptors: Speech Impairments, Preschool Children, Auditory Stimuli, Tactual Perception
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Terry, Nicole Patton – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2012
This study examined the relationship between nonmainstream American English (NMAE) dialect use and various emergent literacy skills among typically developing children in prekindergarten. Correlation and regression analyses were used to examine the relationship between children's production of NMAE forms (i.e., dialect variation [DVAR]) and their…
Descriptors: Dialects, Lunch Programs, Phonological Awareness, Predictor Variables
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Niessen, Nicole L.; Strattman, Kathy; Scudder, Rosalind – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2011
This study of 40 4-year-olds investigated whether tests of phonological sensitivity, print awareness, or word awareness accounted for a significant amount of variability in preschool children's invented spellings. Subtest results from the "Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening-PreKindergarten" and two measures of individual word…
Descriptors: Spelling, Phonological Awareness, Preschool Children, Emergent Literacy
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McCabe, Allyssa; Champion, Tempii B. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2010
The "Expressive Vocabulary Test" (EVT) has recently been found culturally fair for an economically mixed sample of African American children, and others have argued that it is fairer for such participants than the "Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-III" (PPVT-III). In this study, the authors sought to replicate these findings…
Descriptors: African American Students, African American Children, Item Analysis, Low Income Groups
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Newman, Diana B. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2010
This investigation examined the listening comprehension (LC) performance of two groups of adolescent struggling readers, one group with word-finding difficulties (WFD) and one with no word-finding difficulties (NWFD). Of interest was whether the expressive language difficulties of the WFD group would interfere with their success on a LC assessment…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension, Adolescents, Expressive Language, Listening Comprehension Tests
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