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Miller, Rhonda D.; Correa, Vivian I.; Katsiyannis, Antonis – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2018
This study investigated the effects of a narrative intervention that employed repeated story retells and a Story Grammar Marker on the oral narrative skills of Spanish-speaking English learners with language impairments. Four third- and fourth-grade students participated in the study. Using a single-case multiple probe across participants design,…
Descriptors: Intervention, Syntax, Narration, Spanish Speaking
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Swasey Washington, Patricia; Iglesias, Aquiles – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2015
Young monolingual children typically demonstrate frequent tense shifting during narrative development, whereas older children maintain a consistent narration tense. Therefore, inconsistent tense usage in older children could be an indication of overall limited language skills. However, information regarding tense use in bilinguals has been…
Descriptors: Spanish Speaking, English Language Learners, Morphemes, Kindergarten
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Good, Joy E.; Lance, Dee M.; Rainey, Jacquie – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2015
This study was designed to examine the effects of an intervention program aimed at improving reading, spelling, and vocabulary skills through linguistically explicit instruction in morphological awareness. Sixteen children, diagnosed with language impairment, participated in this study. Instruction for the experimental group focused on increasing…
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), Spelling, Vocabulary Skills, Language Skills
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Bingham, Gary E.; Hall-Kenyon, Kendra M.; Culatta, Barbara – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2010
This study examined the effect of explicit and engaging supplemental early literacy instruction on at-risk kindergarten children's literacy development. Sixty-three kindergarten-aged children who had been ranked in the lowest 20th percentile on basic literacy skills participated in this study (38 treatment). Results reveal that children who…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Emergent Literacy, Supplementary Education, Tutoring
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Donne, Vicki J.; Zigmond, Naomi – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2008
An observational study of reading instruction, using the MS-CISSAR protocol, was conducted in general education classrooms, resource classrooms, and self-contained special education/deaf education classrooms in Grades 1 through 4 in public schools within the tri-state area of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Participants were 24 students who…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Partial Hearing, Deafness, Grade 1
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Tilstra, Janet; McMaster, Kristen – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2007
The purpose of this study was to identify potential general outcome indicators (GOIs) of language proficiency. Brief narratives were elicited from 45 kindergarten, first-grade, and third-grade children using single-picture scenes and a standardized protocol. Measures of language productivity, verbal fluency, and grammaticality were examined for…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Predictive Validity, Kindergarten, Grade 1