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Roux, Catherine; Dion, Eric; Barrette, Anne – Canadian Journal of Education, 2015
Reading with comprehension is a challenge for students with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder. Unfortunately, research has little to offer to teachers trying to help these students. The present study pilots a new intervention targeting vocabulary, main idea identification, anaphoric relations, and text structure. Students (N = 13, M…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intervention
Pagan, Stephanie; Sénéchal, Monique – Canadian Journal of Education, 2014
In this research, parents and children participated in a comprehensive book reading intervention designed to improve children's literacy. Over eight weeks during the summer, children in the intervention condition were encouraged to read one book weekly and parents were trained to foster reading comprehension. Forty-eight Grades 3 and 5 children…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Reading Programs, Intervention, Literacy Education
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Korat, Ofra; Kozlov-Peretz, Olla; Segal-Drori, Ora – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
The contribution of repeated e-book reading with and without word explanation support and its effect on receptive and expressive word learning among preschoolers was examined. Seventy-eight kindergartners were randomly divided into an experimental and a control group. The experimental group received two individual reading sessions of an e-book…
Descriptors: Repetition, Reading Instruction, Electronic Publishing, Educational Technology
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Rahn, Naomi L.; Coogle, Christan Grygas; Storie, Sloan – Journal of Special Education, 2016
An adapted alternating treatments design was used to compare the expressive use of thematic vocabulary by three preschool children with developmental delays during Dialogic Reading, a shared book reading intervention, and Activity-Based Intervention, a naturalistic play-based teaching method. The design was replicated across two early childhood…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Vocabulary Development, Intervention, Thematic Approach
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Thomas-Sunesson, Danielle; Hakuta, Kenji; Bialystok, Ellen – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2018
Past studies examining the cognitive function of bilingual school-aged children have pointed to enhancements in areas of executive control relative to age-matched monolingual children. The majority of these studies has tested children from a middle-class background and compared performance of bilinguals as a discrete group against monolinguals.…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Executive Function, Bilingualism, Hispanic Americans
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Ouellette, Gene; Senechal, Monique; Haley, Allyson – Journal of Experimental Education, 2013
This teaching study tested whether guiding invented spelling through a Vygotskian approach to feedback would facilitate kindergarten children's entry into literacy more so than phonological awareness instruction. Participants included 40 kindergarteners whose early literacy skills were typical of literacy-rich classrooms, and who were receiving a…
Descriptors: Invented Spelling, Kindergarten, Emergent Literacy, Literacy Education
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Sarchet, Thomastine; Marschark, Marc; Borgna, Georgianna; Convertino, Carol; Sapere, Patricia; Dirmyer, Richard – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2014
Deaf children generally are found to have smaller English vocabularies than hearing peers, although studies involving children with cochlear implants have suggested that the gap may decrease or disappear with age. Less is known about the vocabularies of deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) postsecondary students or how their vocabulary knowledge relates…
Descriptors: College Students, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Vocabulary
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Anggoro, Florencia K.; Stein, Nancy L.; Jee, Benjamin D. – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2012
The present study examined the cognitive factors that influence children's physical science learning from a multimedia instruction. Using a causally coherent text and visual models, we taught 4th- and 7th-grade children about the observable and molecular properties of the three states of water. We manipulated whether the text was read by a tutor…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Cognitive Ability, Physical Sciences, Grade 4
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Bosacki, Sandra – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2012
Given existing gendered stereotypic assumptions regarding shyness and children's school competencies, this study explored relations among socioemotional competencies, self-perceptions, and receptive vocabulary in shy children. Ninety-one Canadian children (52 girls, 39 boys; 5-8 years) were classified as shy (n = 26) based on teachers' behavioural…
Descriptors: Shyness, Interpersonal Competence, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Zuilkowski, Stephanie Simmons; Fink, Günther; Moucheraud, Corrina; Matafwali, Beatrice – South African Journal of Childhood Education, 2012
While early childhood education has received increasing attention in the developing world in recent years, relatively little evidence is available from sub-Saharan Africa on its effects on child development and subsequent school enrolment. We use a prospective case-control design to evaluate the developmental impact of a community-based early…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Child Development, School Readiness