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Risk of reading difficulty among students with a history of speech or language impairment – Implications for Student Support Teams

Many students with a history of speech or language impairment have an elevated risk of reading difficulty. Specific subgroups of these students remain at risk of reading problems even after clinical manifestations of a speech or language disorder have diminished. … Continue reading

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Redefining Individual Growth and Development Indicators

The authors noted that development of early literacy skills during the preschool years is associated with improved reading outcomes in later grades. One of these skill areas, phonological awareness, shows particular importance because of its strong link to later reading … Continue reading

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Assessing vocabulary learning in early childhood

The authors suggest there are unexplored and significant problems with the ways we assess young children’s vocabulary learning from read-alouds. This paper critically reviews the forms of vocabulary assessment commonly used with young children, examining the benefits and drawbacks of … Continue reading

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Does Minority Status Increase the Effect of Disability Status on Elementary Schoolchildren’s Academic Achievement?

The authors investigated whether children’s reading and mathematics growth trajectories from kindergarten to fifth grade inter-related, and to what extent disability and minority status interacted to predict their achievement trajectories. The authors conducted secondary data analysis based on a nationally … Continue reading

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Growth on Oral Reading Fluency Measures as a Function of Special Education and Measurement Sufficiency

The authors observe that for 30 years, researchers have investigated oral reading fluency as a measure of growth in reading proficiency. Yet, little research has been done with these measures in the context of progress monitoring in Tier 2 systems. … Continue reading

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Designing a Measurement Framework for Response to Intervention in Early Childhood Programs

The overall architecture and major components of a measurement system designed and evaluated to support Response to Intervention (RTI) in the areas of language and literacy in early childhood programs are described. This article describes (a) the general approach taken … Continue reading

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Feasibility of automated speech sample collection with stuttering children using interactive voice response (IVR) technology

The authors sought to investigate the feasibility of adopting automated interactive voice response (IVR) technology for remotely capturing standardized speech samples from stuttering children. An automated IVR system was implemented using an off-the-shelf telephony software program and delivered by a … Continue reading

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