Risk Factors for Children's Receptive Vocabulary Development from Four to Eight Years in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children

@inproceedings{Taylor2013RiskFF,
  title={Risk Factors for Children's Receptive Vocabulary Development from Four to Eight Years in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children},
  author={Catherine L Taylor and Daniel Christensen and David Lawrence and Francis G. Mitrou and Stephen R. Zubrick},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
Receptive vocabulary develops rapidly in early childhood and builds the foundation for language acquisition and literacy. Variation in receptive vocabulary ability is associated with variation in children's school achievement, and low receptive vocabulary ability is a risk factor for under-achievement at school. In this study, bivariate and multivariate growth curve modelling was used to estimate trajectories of receptive vocabulary development in relation to a wide range of candidate child… CONTINUE READING