Design, implementation and evaluation of the Language Experiences Advancement Program : ameliorating language delays in kindergarten

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Gail Laubscher Summer (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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D. Michelle Irwin

Abstract: The purpose of this evaluation study was to assess the progress in grades kindergarten, one, and two, of children who were referred in the kindergarten year for a special amelioration program for language delays. Achievement measures that were evaluated included: retentions, special placements, and standardized test scores which were part of the district testing policy. Ninety-nine children comprised the sample. The sample consisted of three cohorts: Cohort 1 had completed second grade, Cohort 2 had completed first grade, and Cohort 3 had completed kindergarten. Each cohort consisted of two groups: a comparison group (nonparticipants) and a treatment group (participants). T-tests on relative language delay revealed a significant initial difference between the treatment and comparison groups, with the treatment group's delay more severe. Two factor ANCOVAs, factoring for group and cohort; and one factor ANCOVAs, factoring for group after each cohort had been selected out, revealed no significant differences between the treatment and comparison groups on any of the achievement measures.

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Language: English
Date: 1988
Language and languages $x Ability testing
Language arts $x Remedial teaching
Language disorders in children

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