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Title: Language Delays, Reading Delays, and Learning Difficulties: Interactive Elements Requiring Multidimensional Programming
Contributor(s): Hay, Ian (author); Elias, Gordon (author); Fielding-Barnsley, Ruth (author); Homel, Ross (author); Freiberg, Kate (author)
Publication Date: 2007
DOI: 10.1177/00222194070400050301
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Abstract: Researchers have hypothesized four levels of instructional dialogue and claimed that teachers can improve children's language development by incorporating these dialogue levels in their classrooms. It has also been hypothesized that enhancing children's early language development enhances children's later reading development. This quasi-experimental research study investigated both of these hypotheses using a collaborative service delivery model for Grade 1 children with language difficulties from a socially and economically disadvantaged urban community in Australia. Comparing the end-of-year reading achievement scores for the 57 children who received the language intervention with those of the 59 children in the comparison group, the findings from this research are supportive of both hypotheses. The interrelationships between learning difficulties, reading difficulties, and language difficulties are discussed along with children's development in vocabulary, use of memory strategies and verbal reasoning, and the need for multidimensional programming.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Journal of Learning Disabilities, 40(5), p. 400-409
Publisher: Sage Publications
Place of Publication: Texas, United States of America
ISSN: 1538-4780
Field of Research (FOR): 130312 Special Education and Disability
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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