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

Hay, Ian D., Elias, Gordon, Fielding-Barnsley, Ruth, Homel, Ross , & Freiberg, Kate (2007) Language Delays, Reading Delays, and Learning Difficulties: Interactive Elements Requiring Multidimensional Programming. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 40(5), pp. 400-409.

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.

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ID Code: 9859
Item Type: Journal Article
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ISSN: 1538-4780
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Special Education and Disability (130312)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Pro-Ed
Deposited On: 01 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:33

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