Language Delays, Reading Delays, and Learning Difficulties: Interactive Elements Requiring Multidimensional Programming

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Title Language Delays, Reading Delays, and Learning Difficulties: Interactive Elements Requiring Multidimensional Programming
Author Hay, Ian; Elias, Gordon Christopher; Fieldiing-Barnsley, Ruth; Homel, Ross; Freiberg, Kathryn Jeanette
Journal Name Journal of Learning Disabilities
Year Published 2007
Place of publication Austin, Texas
Publisher Hammill Institute on Disabilities
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.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://ldx.sagepub.com/
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/00222194070400050301
Volume 40
Issue Number 5
Page from 400
Page to 409
ISSN 0022-2194
Date Accessioned 2008-03-03
Date Available 2009-12-07T03:35:53Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance
Faculty Faculty of Arts
Subject PRE2009-Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/18134
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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