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Vocabulary and reading growth in children with intellectual disabilities: The influences of risks, adaptive behavior, and a reading intervention


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Risk factors tend to be negatively associated with developmental outcomes such as academic achievement and language skills. Promotive factors, on the other hand, may foster resilience in at-risk children. Some children, such as children with intellectual disabilities, experience relatively more risks than other children do. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of risks, adaptive behavior, and an intervention on the language and reading growth of children with intellectual abilities over the course of a yearlong reading intervention in which they were participants. The results suggested that, on average, risks were negatively associated and adaptive behaviors were positively associated with initial language and reading scores. Additionally, participants evidenced significant progress on their language and reading scores over the course of the intervention, but neither adaptive behavior nor risk was related to this growth, which may suggest that students from differing backgrounds and with differing levels of adaptive skill can profit from high-quality reading instruction.

INDEX WORDS: Disability, Risk, Achievement, Adaptive Behavior, Intervention

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Subject
Language arts;
Special education;
Academic achievement;
Reading instruction;
Developmental psychology;
Disabled students
Classification
0279: Language arts
0529: Special education
0535: Literacy
0535: Reading instruction
0620: Developmental psychology
Identifier / keyword
Education; Psychology; Achievement; Adaptive behavior; Intellectual disabilities; Language; Resilience; Risk
Title
Vocabulary and reading growth in children with intellectual disabilities: The influences of risks, adaptive behavior, and a reading intervention
Author
Donohue, Dana K.
Number of pages
85
Publication year
2010
Degree date
2010
School code
0079
Source
DAI-B 72/09, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781124737720
Advisor
Sevcik, Rose A.
University/institution
Georgia State University
University location
United States -- Georgia
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3463440
ProQuest document ID
878894997
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/878894997
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