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Zoski, Jennifer L.; Nellenbach, Kristin M.; Erickson, Karen A. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2018
Adolescent students require strategies that are tailored to the specific linguistic demands of curricular vocabulary to support their decoding, spelling, and comprehension of novel big words encountered in texts. In this article, the authors describe a morphological instruction approach for helping students navigate big words in science. Reasons…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Spelling, Vocabulary Development, Morphology (Languages)
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Poll, Gerard H.; Burke, Lisa; Miller, Carol A.; Fiene, Judy – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2017
Prognostic statements are a standard component of assessments for adolescents at risk for language-learning disabilities, but there is limited evidence on the validity of prognostic indicators. In two studies, we collected measures of language ability and candidate prognostic indicators from adolescents age 12 to 13. We conducted an expository…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Language Impairments, Language Skills, Expository Writing
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Bowers, Lisa M.; Dostal, Hannah; McCarthy, Jillian H.; Schwarz, Ilsa; Wolbers, Kimberly – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2016
Numerous studies have shown that spelling presents unique challenges for children who are deaf or hard of hearing (d/hh), and most do not develop age appropriate spelling skills. Spelling errors from 29 middle school d/hh students were analyzed from writing samples that were gathered at the beginning, middle, and end of a year-long writing…
Descriptors: Deafness, Spelling Instruction, Skill Development, Skill Analysis
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Harris, Kandis L.; Moran, Michael J. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2006
This study compared phonological features of African American English speakers at 3 grade levels: preschool, elementary school, and middle school. The phonological features exhibited at all 3 grade levels were quite similar. The frequency of usage, determined by the percentage of speakers exhibiting the feature and by the mean number of…
Descriptors: North American English, Black Dialects, African Americans, Grade 3
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Hill, John W.; Coufal, Kathy L. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2005
A language-based social skills instruction intervention used to prepare middle and high school students with emotional/behavioral disorders for return to less restrictive public school placements was evaluated. The daily 50-minute intervention focused on repetitive readings, recitations, and role-playing of skill step procedures until students…
Descriptors: Intervention, Communication Disorders, Behavior Disorders, Middle School Students