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ERIC Number: EJ1221826
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Aug
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0731-9487
Caregiver Implementation of a Home-Based Reading Program with Their Children with Disabilities: Patterns of Adherence
Logan, Jessica A. R.; Dynia, Jaclyn M.; Justice, Laura M.; Sawyer, Brook
Learning Disability Quarterly, v42 n3 p135-146 Aug 2019
The overall purpose of this study was to examine caregivers' adherence to a storybook-reading intervention using latent class analysis (LCA). This study also examined whether adherence was related to child and family characteristics including children's language ability, caregiver education, and whether the child has a disability. Caregivers of children with language impairment (N = 695) were provided with a book per week and were encouraged to read the book twice a week. Results of the LCA indicated that there were four profiles of caregivers' adherence: sporadic, late dropout, completers, and early dropout. Completers were so-named because they adhered to study activities for the duration, completed the study as designed. These caregivers represented one third of participants, whereas dropouts (both early and late) represented the majority of caregivers (51%). This study found no reliable differences in the adherence patterns for caregivers of children with a disability and their typically developing peers. However, children who had better language skills also had significantly higher probability of continued caregiver adherence. Implications for educational research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R324A080037