Enhancing Linguistic Performance

  title={Enhancing Linguistic Performance},
  author={Catherine Crain-Thoreson and Philip S. Dale},
  journal={Topics in Early Childhood Special Education},
  pages={28 - 39}
In this study, we instructed parents and early childhood special education staff in Dialogic Reading, an interactive language facilitation technique. We compared the effects of this instruction on adult and child language during shared book reading and on children's vocabulary growth in three different treatment conditions. Thirty-two children with language delays were randomly assigned to one of three groups: (a) parent instruction with one-on-one shared book reading practice, (b) staff… 

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